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I will spell out to you what you have in your future.
For one, you will not be working very much longer and just using inhalers.
Next, You will need to add oxygen to that. Maybe that's when you will quit smoking.
If not you then can add a BIPAP machine to wear at night because your smoking now has destroyed enough of your lungs that they cannot now expel the CO2 build up in them.
This is probably about the same time you will have to quit working because you will not be able to carry enough oxygen to get you through a full day and I don't think they would like the noise of your concentrator you now have at your house running all the time in the library. You will not be able to walk around the library much as your lungs will not carry you far enough without stopping to rest many times. You also will not be able to lift or carry books. You will need to learn to walk carefully to avoid stepping on your oxygen that you must continuously wear.
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
I've been smoking on and off since the age of 14. I'm 29 now. I started smoking really heavy during Uni because I hung out with a lot of jazz cats and orchestral string musicians, who all smoke. I replaced heavy drinking (I was a full blown alcoholic until about a year ago), with smoking as I figured that either vice was bad.
I tried the e-cig route for a few months, and I could never get used to the harshness of the vapor. It made me cough worse than a certain green plant does.
I'm down to about a half pack a day from a two pack habit. I don't plan on quitting as neither side of my family has had complications from smoking. They all lived to a ripe old age. I'm a jazz trombonist myself and have never found a decrease in playing ability from smoking.
I honestly enjoy smoking, and I've met some very good friends outside of the coffee shop because we're all social smokers. It's nice to be outside a bar at night and bum an attractive lady a smoke and a light.
Do these shock adds work? Perhaps to the right demographic of people who were already considering the thought of quitting. They don't phase me one bit. I found worse images in my parents' medical books.
I find that balance, not abstinence is the key. I eat healthy, I exercise, and I drink tons of unsweetened iced tea daily. The antioxidants in the iced tea have shown promise in staving off certain aging effects of smoking.
In either case, to each their own. It's an individual choice, and I don't need big government telling me what I can and cannot do to my own body.
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Yes. I wanna light up right now.
I really do.
I cant though, Im at work.
Soooooo a bunch of cancer pictures.
Let me ask you this.
Do you actually know anyone that has died because of smoking?
I have not.
But I know plenty, lots and lots, that have died of cancer.
but not because they smoked.
Cancer IMO is gonna get you if you like it or not.
Whers my ciggy!!!!
I've never tried an e-cig but from the limited amount of info I know about them (including a basic 'ingredient' list from earlier in this thread) makes me wonder how exactly it is any better than a real cigarette.
Originally posted by Noinoi
I'm a smoker too. The warnings here in Australia on cigarette packets are just as graphic.
Personally, I love smoking (I go through around 25 smokes a day). I know it's damaging, but to be honest I'm not really that bothered by it.
Having said that, I'm only 30 and I'm sure if I was to became a father or something, then I would cut down/quit pretty quickly.
After a long day at work, a few beers and a smoke feel like a gift from the gods!
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Originally posted by dreams n chains
I hate to burst anyone's bubble and I certainly do encourage everyone to stop smoking but..... most of the shock pictures and videos I see..... I see in real life individuals on my job in health care and most of those patients never smoked.
In other words.... smoking is certainly not good for us but we all die anyhow and even of these things that they act like only cigarettes will do to you. You'll just never see pictures like this on the processed foods we eat, a box of snacks, cleaning products, insecticides or cosmetics.
BTW, I also recommend e-cigs for those who want to quit. Over two years and working wonderful for me.
I have removed tumors, during autopsy..
It is pretty gross.
I think cancer is just in us, genetically.
80% of men over 75-80? has prostate cancer.
Heck, I seen dogs get bladder cancer.
Fido never lit up.
edit on 20-4-2012 by Frankenchrist because: (no reason given)