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Smoking is BAD
"Smokers don't grow old, they die Young"
Smoking cigarettes is not just tobacco anymore
You would be hard pressed to justify
smoking’s sexiness or health benefits.
Any product that comes with a huge
label warning about the potential
health risks really should be avoided.
The legalese is polite verbage for
saying if you continue down this
path of using this product you will
die an uncomfortable death.
Smoking is very addictive. If smart
and strong people like President
Obama struggle with smoking you
know anyone could have this
challenge. However, it is a fight worth
fighting. Do not give up.
Before the Depression, tobacco was
smoked in an unadulterated form.
Leaves of the plant would be rolled
up and smoked. When it was done
this way, there were no chemicals
or additives to keep it burning or to
increase the addictiveness. The
current form of tobacco is sprayed
with toxins which include something
like gun powder then wrapped in a
bleached paper that is attached to a
filter that might have bits of fiberglass.
This means you are smoking bleach
and gun powder among other arsenic
things. The current form of chopped
up tobacco is not causing the
addiction, it is all the additives.
If you want to smoke tobacco, then
get pure tobacco, but don’t smoke
mass produced cigarettes.
Doctors and Insurance Companies want people to quit smoking
The health effects are well known
which is why doctors spend
countless hours trying to
convince patients to quit
smoking. Health insurance
companies want to know about
your health history and current
habits, like smoking. They don’t
care if you mountain bike everyday
and might break a collarbone in
the future, because this is far
cheaper to treat than lung
cancer or heart disease that
might result from
On the site for the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention it explains the
various health problems you
might experience. The first
disease being Cancer of every
part of the body you can
imagine: lips, mouth, pharynx,
esophagus, pancreas, larynx,
lung, uterine, bladder, and kidney. If
you haven’t heard, Cancer is often
terminal and not a pleasant way
to be sick or die. If you end up with
lung cancer, you can’t breath. Not
being able to breath is inconvenient
Some of the other possible health
problems include heart disease,
stroke, breathing problems and
pregnancy problems to name a
few. Smoking makes your veins
constrict which inhibits the
amount of blood that flows. For
prolonged periods of time, this will
cause health problems.
Cigarette Butts from Smoking
Smoking is Bad
Why smoke after having Cancer?
Once you have been treated for
Cancer, do not return to your
old smoking habits. It is not
unusual for people to think that
because they survived Cancer
they can do what they want. Or
that if they had breast cancer or
some other type not listed in the
previous paragraph, that there is
no relation. Although a doctor will
say they do not know if the two are
related, because the cancer didn’t tell
him, does not mean they want you
to test fate by smoking. If you
show you have a propensity
towards Cancer, by having had it,
don't smoke. It is as if the Cancer
treatment was such a walk in the
park that they don’t mind taking that
trip again. Granted lung Cancer
might differ from a melanoma but
this doesn’t mean they are not
There is a man I know who recently
underwent an eight hour surgery
to remove cancer tissue from his
face which they believe is from his
years of cigarette smoking. While he
is healing from this huge procedure
and awaiting further treatment, he is
back to lighting up his cigs. Can you
imagine loosing part of your face
and wanting to light up? This
addiction is powerful. When facing
the possibility of death, the
very thing that put him where
he is, is what he wants.
Smoking and exercise
What also amazes me is that
people smoke then exercise.
That is a bit counter intuitive.
This makes it more difficult to
breath, when you are making it
more difficult to breath.
Exercise is often associated
with taking care of yourself
and smoking is really not. This
might be a good time to say
smoking is BAD.
Smokers give the gift of second hand smoke and garbage
Second hand smoke and thrown
out butts are the rudest things
about smoking. Why do smokers
think it is ok to throw a cigarette on
the sidewalk, maybe step on it to
put it out, then keep on walking?
Who do they think will pick up
this trash? Why do they not expect
themselves to deal with it? Is it
the same flawed thinking that
makes them believe second
hand smoke is no big deal
because it will be diluted by all
the clean air? Second hand
smoke kills too.
Smoking gives you wrinkles,
bad breath, smelly clothes and
sometimes the ultimate gift, death.
Don’t do it because smoking is BAD.
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