To see my children (ages 16, 12, 9, 7) touch their once robust, jolly father who lay lifeless in his hospital bed and know he was dying just killed me.
Two days later, we were all around him as he took his last breath.
Maybe someday we will get there, but for now I want to put my head on his barrel chest and have him wrap his arms around me and just hold me tight.
Women who quit may have greater anxiety and stress than men who quit.
Women may fear weight gain after quitting more than men.
Certain phases in the menstrual cycle may reduce the response to drugs that are used to help women quit.
There’s a perceived social disapproval of women using smokeless tobacco.
In fact, 38 percent of the women in the study said they could not use smokeless tobacco in the presence of certain people, and another 25 percent cited social disapproval as a drawback.
Women are not as physically dependent on nicotine as men, but they are more addicted to the actual behavior of smokeless, which is the more powerful deterrent to quitting.