My dad was a fairly heavy smoker who died 12 years ago when he was 71 years old.
He was a strong guy and seemed physically fit. He died suddenly at home whilst preparing some onion sets.
After the Post Mortem, the Coroner's Officer, A friend of the family, told me that my dad's general condition was fine, he could have expected 15-20 more years of life EXCEPT for one thing...his main arteries had narrowed to such an extent that his heart simply failed. The main reason...CIGS.
How stupid would I have to be to make my children prematurely fatherless through a situation which can be largely prevented or the risk reduced by simply STOPPING SMOKING.