week 2 - and remembering why im here

Had a bit of a reality check earlier. I was on whyquit.com reading the celebrities who sadly died to the weed section. It surprised me to see the founder of Marlboro (i think) and then the third heir to malboro were listed on there! Enphesemia both of them! I didnt suprise me because they were smokers, more because they know exactly what smoking does to people as they know the real test results of there 'independent' studies! the fact its a killer which they all lied about for years. I thought WOW that really is the true nature of this thing, slap in the face.

Sadly many people get the warning signs after the damage is done. I thank my lucky stars I have this mindset at 24 and I have a chance not to suffer because of it, and i thought you know what....i want to keep it that way I never want to have no choice.

My dad had deep vein thrombosis in his legs, and he died of a fatal blockage to the left ventricle to his heart while kick starting a motor bike. the thrombosis no doubt from the fags, and the blockage? well it could of come from his legs. When i smoke I feel as though I am being ignorant and almost arrogant thinking I will be fine. When he passed I said to myself I will take the only positive thing I can from this and that is to quit smoking, kind of a sign of respect to him.

So - Why are wasting all this money? for something deadly that does nothing for us? to then sit and play Russian roulette with our health? if you imagine it as a cartoon of the man with his last 10er, buying the fags, having one then going 'ahhhh i hope its not me' then half an hour later lights up again...what an idiot! absolute insanity.:confused:

anyways, i wanted to share that incase anyone is having doubts about quitting, remember why you are here. smoking is not a joke.

much love xxxx

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  • I currently have issues with one of my lungs no doubt caused by smoking and am waiting on test results to find out exactly whats causing it, but to be fair we all as smokers bury our heads in the sand with regards to the risks of smoking every one of us has a "it won't happen to me attitude" but it will happen to you if you continue to smoke its more a case of when and how serious as every smoker eventually has a smoking related illness from a simple smokers cough to the more serious and deadly ones I would guess we all realize that the colds last longer for us because of smoking and the fitness that we sacrifice for our weed is a big big problem lets face it who wants to do sports when your lungs cant feed your blood enough oxygen. I am actually grateful to have my freedom back it may take me a little while to regain my fitness and full health but at least I am no longer trying to put myself in an early grave with smoking.

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    anyways, i wanted to share that incase anyone is having doubts about quitting, remember why you are here. smoking is not a joke.

    much love xxxx

    Thank you for sharing. The reminders are good for me. I have thought a couple of times I wish I would have stopped sooner...younger.... but better late then never. Good job recognizing how stupid smoking is at a young age. You will be forever grateful!

  • Nikki, I was so pleased to read your post, (not about your Dad though sweetie).

    You really sound so determined this time, like nothing is going to stop you quitting.

    Attagirl!! I wish that I had quit when I was 24. I hope each day that nothing too serious has been done to my body by the evil nicotine, sadly, that is a lifelong worry but I know that it has been reduced and each day I stay free the benefits get better.

    Saty strong and be very, very proud of your quit this time, I'm sure your Dad is looking proudly down, and I'm not saying that flippantly, as I hope my own is too .:) xx

  • Well done you for having the right mindset and for sharing. we lost my dad to emphysema, he was 62 and he was the most solid, positive person in my life, I miss him too much. He would not quit the roll ups and that was his choice but, like you, whilst I still have a choice I am quitting. xx

  • Well done you for having the right mindset and for sharing. we lost my dad to emphysema, he was 62 and he was the most solid, positive person in my life, I miss him too much. He would not quit the roll ups and that was his choice but, like you, whilst I still have a choice I am quitting. xx

    He sounds just like my dad Gerti, everything from how i saw my him (also my solid rock) to his views on smoking. My dad did quit once for 3 months but he went back. Roll ups too. I am sure all our dads are looking down with smiles that we are making sensible choices.

    Reading allen carrs book atm as well, what a brilliant man!!

    well done everyone, cheers to be smoke free:D

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