I will have been off cigarettes 3 years the end of this month and Im much better without them, but this topic is going to upset alot of people, people have a right to make there own choices as long as theyre not affecting anyone else, like their family.
People have a right to make their own choices period. Regardless of how it affects others.
Second hand smoke proven by the FDA and other Organizations have no longer term effects. The "smoke" blowing is from business influence trying to determine the best course for someone else's life.
Learn about it. Smoking is a choice. It comes from a product that is legally sold in the U.S.
There is NO banning or making it illegal, because of the FREE MARKET Society we operate. Some people will argue it is an addiction- this is a view that promotes business services to treat a problem that truly boils down to one person using their own will to overcome.
Richie, this isn't directly at you, just in general. You happen to be the person I responded to. Just to let you know.
I smoke and have since I was 13 years old. I quit for 4 years and started back up at 17 years old and have continue to this day. I am presently 41 years old. I have tested my own will against the so-called addiction, and know I can quit anytime I choose to.
Do I know the results that which are going to kill me. Yes, I do. Do I not value my life? Yes, I do. If you see my actions as a devaluation of my life, then you obviously don't understand your rights as a person nor do you understand living life.
My life consists of me doing what I want. I am honest and pursue my own self-interests, so as to develop self-growth. My actions, which involve my business, is a selfless act that builds my spirituality as a person. I protect my individual right to life and freedom of choice, and there isn't single person on the planet has a right to tell me differently.
I celebrated my one year "I quit smoking" anniversary just a few days ago (January 2nd!)
I used to smoke a 1/2 pack of djarum cloves a day which are VERY bad for your lungs, I might add. One clove is the equivalent of 3 cigarettes or something like that because of the tar content. They also have more nicotine than Marlboro Reds. I started smoking cloves because a friend said they were all natural and there was no nicotine - HA! I didn't research because they tasted so good.
Anyways, my lungs are still recovering, one year later.
Even if I wanted to start again, you can no longer legally buy cloves in the U.S after the new ridiculous (gotta get that in, sorry) 'flavored cigarettes' legislation passed.
Was smoking 3 packs a day when I quit 9 years ago but it wasn't soon enough. Now have incurrable lung disease. thought the odds of little ole me in this big world of smokers was highly AGAINST me being harmed. guessed wrong.
Stopped one year ago on Dec 22nd without drugs, accupuncture or artificial stimulants etc, (hubbed about it for those who are interested). So glad I did as I was fed up of waking up coughing each day, feeling sick if I tried to exercise by walking or running even short distances and annoyed by the lack of money in our bank account and the constant health concerns. So glad I stopped, never going back now!
I have heart disease, have had one stent and last Feb. 18, 2009, had Open heart surgery. First thing I did when I got out of the hospital was light up. I hated myself...felt like a junkie. But, still smoking. Hubby smokes too. I was able to quit cold turkey both times I was pregnant, but started back after the kids were born. By the way, does anyone know of a chat room, etc. for people who have had open heart surgery? I would like to talk to others about having the same surgery. I say, if you don't smoke don't start. Smoked my first around age 10, after riding around my first 10 years of life with two chain-smoking parents who never rolled a car window down, lol!
i honestly miss smoking cigs a lot, sometimes. i wouldn't say i suffered the same nicotine addiction some do or have, it wasn't hard for me to quit other than i just enjoy it. i know, horrible. i've been addicted to other substances though, why not nicotine? strange.
I started smoking at 12 years old and quit a couple of times for a month or 2 even gave them up for Lent. All in all I smoked for 51 years. I planned to quit when my husband had lung cancer (mesothelioma) but my doctor said the stress would be too much and to not try. I think that was bad advice. Anyway, after 51 years I decided to quit and was given a CD from a hypnotist. I listened to it for almost a month and was off cigarettes within a week. I found I could no longer inhale and that made cigarettes ridiculous. Anyway, I didn't even make it to the hypnotist before I quit on October 26, 2007. I'm now a little over 2 years clean. I think about them once in awhile but have not broken over. My son and granddaughter both smoke in my house but I'm not smoking.
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