I have never smoked myself, but both of my parents smoked, my aunt smoked, and one of my brothers smoke. Itís not a dirty vice, itís not a nasty habit, itís not unpleasant, it is a slow, painful, and terrible death.
My aunt and father both died of smoking related cancer and my mother and brother both have serious illnesses due to smoking.
My father passed away when I was 20. For an entire year, the Drs. chased that cancer from one part of his body to the next. He literally wasted away right in front of us. He was one of the toughest people Iíve ever met, and yet, by the end he was literally begging for his next pain pill and was so weak he had to stay in a wheelchair at all times. He couldnít even get to the toilet without a lot of help. You couldnít even say that he was a shell of what heíd once been.
Quitting is not easy, I watched both my parents try and fail to quit. But if you really love your body as much as you say you do, and you want to be around to enjoy it, STOP SMOKING!
Also itís not just about you. Do you know how angry and sad it makes me to realize that my dad could have lived another 30 years, or more?! He could have been there at my wedding, he could have met his grandchildren and watched them grow up. But instead he smoked. I had/have so much more to say to him, to do with him, to share with him, and I will never have that opportunity.
Plus even though I have never smoked and have lived in a completely smoke-free environment since leaving home, I still have an increased risk of developing the same cancer that killed my father, because my parents smoked throughout my childhood and I was exposed to that.
You can always lose that 25lbs, but you canít get back your life and/or health once they're gone.
Talk to your Dr. consult with a nutritionist; do whatever it takes to finally stop.
Edited by: MCASKEY6 at: 8/12/2013 (17:53)
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