Hey we have very similar stories. I've been sober (drugs and alcohol) for 6 1/2 years. Quit smoking at the same time. It may take a few years but your lungs should be 100 pct. Good luck and welcome to the forums
Hey Emrys, good job on the being sober part! Thanks for welcoming me to the forums.
Cool story there, must say I had too look up what Straight Edge was, its cool, learn something new everyday
Welcome to the forums!
Haha good to read that! It's a pretty common thing in the punk and hardcore scene, but outside those subcultures not so much!
Welcome to the forums man! Do you listen to earth crisis at all?
Thanks! Yeah, I'm a big fan. Wasn't always though. When I first heard them I was a teenager and mainly listened to metal. I had this sampler where I was introduced to Earth Crisis and Vision of Disorder, but hated them both haha. Years later I listened to them again and now I can appreciate their work, especially Earth Crisis' complete discography. I'm a big hardcore fan and visit several shows. I'm also in the brutal hardcore band Skidmark: https://www.facebook.com/Skidmarkofficial
Earth Crisis, Vegan Reich, xTrue Naturex, First Blood and other vegan straight edge bands helped convincing me that the vegan way of life was the way to go.