Smoking Strikes Back to You!

@Shavkat (69491)
Philippines
January 11, 2019 10:03pm CST
During my days working in the hospital, I had seen some of my patients who are inflicted with different types of carcinoma or cancer and it is related to smoking cigarettes. Sometimes ex-smokers will still have the bad effects of it, despite stopping to smoke. It is because the damaged lungs' cells were irreversible, that depends on how long they've been dependent on smoking. It is not guaranteed that you are saved or be fine after quitting it. However, we still need to cut it off to prevent from having secondary complications. 'Do you smoke? If yes, how many sticks of cigarettes you puff per day?' If no, how will you encourage smokers to stop smoking?' Image Credit: i.gifer.com
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@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
12 Jan
Unfortunately I do, but not much. A pack could last me 3 days. My daddy smoked all his life and when he quit he went down hill.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Do you have any plans to quit in the future? I know that it is not easy to quit. I am sure your dad had his tough time stopping it.
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@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
12 Jan
@Shavkat I'm wanting to yes, my dad did have a hard time, but he passed away 6 years ago.
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@dragon54u (31664)
• United States
12 Jan
You are young, you can do it!! I'm 64 and smoked 40 years. I'm just waiting for Medicare to kick in to find out just how much damage it did--my insurance was cancelled when the ACA passed and insurance prices soared. Tests are too costly for me. But..you will quit when you are ready and not before. I just happened to be ready after 40 years. I tried to quit before but didn't really want to. I hope you will quit. Even though you're not a heavy smoker, it still damages your lungs and other organs.
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@andriaperry (67144)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Jan
I take carre of a stage 4 non small cell lung cancer patent 24/7 I know about what smoking does too.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
It is really hard to see them suffer for such disease. We cannot even maintain empathy and it still grows to be sympathetic in dealing with the patient and even the rest of the family members.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I've never smoked but I love standing next to someone who does. Luckily I don't often get the chance to do this.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Can I ask why you wanted to stand next to a smoker? I got curious about it
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
@Shavkat I love breathing in the smoke. I think if I had ever started smoking, I would have found it very hard to give it up.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@JudyEv I think that would be 5x at risk to have a lung disease. A second-hand smoker is always at risk.
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@1hopefulman (36170)
• Canada
12 Jan
I smoked when I was young but have not smoked in 49 years. I hope my example has helped someone.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
13 Jan
I am sure the readers will be able to learn something from it. That it is possible to quit smoking
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@1hopefulman (36170)
• Canada
13 Jan
@Shavkat It's not easy but it can be done. It makes no sense to breathe smoke.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@1hopefulman I hope the other factors like air pollution need to be solved
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@Janet357 (7576)
12 Jan
I never smoke.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Good for you, my friend. I hope smokers haven't tried it in the first place.
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@Janet357 (7576)
12 Jan
@Shavkat yes, it will never not do any good to you.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
@Janet357 Indeed. I hope this posted discussion will be seen by others around the globe
@ilocosboy (41791)
• Philippines
12 Jan
I don't smoke but either to encourage someone to stop their vices because its their choices. They have some reason why they smoke. Of course, park on your risk.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
I do think it is fine to give advice. It is up to them if they will stop or not. The mere fact, it is not advisable to give advice to those people who are not close to us.
@ilocosboy (41791)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Yes you have the point
@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@jstory07 (73819)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Jan
I never started smoking because I think people that smoke stink and their home stinks of smoke. It is nasty.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
You had described it well. I have a friend that smokes like a smoke machine. His place is so smelly. I can't stand staying inside the house and prefer to stay in the veranda.
@Hannihar (49358)
16 Jan
@Shavkat No, I do not smoke but I get a lot of 2nd hand smoke in my face. I hate that I do not smoke but I have to inhale or smell smoke from those that have to smoke.