I am an ex smoker i actually agree with all you say.
What is it with this addiction that makes it impossible for people to stop even though it really is killing them… Smokers should just go and stand on a railway line and get over with it quicker because a high majority of them are going to die a horrible death by slowly suffocating…
SOUNDS horrible doesn’t it, and mean, but believe me, I live with a smoker who is 69 now. He says he cant quit. Yet every morning he has to spend 2 hours getting his breath and taking a ton of meds and puffers and I almost hate the sound now of those ventilator things as he sucks in their medicine so he can breath, yet the first thing he does is has a fag…outside and then another one.
He struggles to do anything, and is constantly sitting down to catch a breath. He always has chest infections, and is on steroids so often now his skin is almost non existent and when you touch it, it BLEEDS.
He cant have oxygen because he smokes.HE NEEDS OXYGEN as his levels are like non existent.
I lay in bed sometimes thinking what am I doing watching this man kill himself because that is what he is doing. What is so annoying is just before the smoking ban in work he stopped for 3 months, i was so proud of him, i think he used Champix or something and it worked brilliantly. In 3 months he looked a different man and could do so many things. Then he started again because he felt alienated by his workmates as he was the only one who wasnt smoking jeez give me a break, then 12 months later the ban came in.
Now I am living with a disabled man who really in the grand scheme of things is much worse then I am.
I have MS and do everything i can to make my life more tolerable. If i had to stop smoking I would. We had a care assessment recently to see if he was capable of caring for me…the lady doing the assessment was shocked at how ill he looked. He is 5ft 11 and weighs 8.5 stone as he struggles to eat. IF I fell on the floor which i have done, he would never be able to pick me up. He was deemed UNFIT to be my carer, and in actual fact she is organising for him to have an assessment so he can have a carer lol…well not funny really but the irony of it. In the grand scheme of things I can do more then he can…go figure.
I used to love vino (being Italian descent), but when my MS kicked my backside over it, I gave it up just like that.
I know i am going to die like everyone else in this world, but at least i am going kicking and screaming and trying my hardest to stay with my family as long as I can.
I told my husband you are committing a form of suicide…well he is. I thought i was going to loose him a few months back but he rallied. I have just lost a good friend to COPD and she was only 56 the direct result of smoking.
What is wrong with you people when you say you cant quit, or it helps you too relax? Try sex instead, or go for a walk, or learn meditation lol… but no you have to go straight for that coffin stick instead.
Smoking is the most controlling medium in this planet.
Before my husband goes anywhere he has to have his fag first, must make sure he takes his with him. I will be ready to go out, and its wont be a minute just having a fag…jeez give me a break already.
Then there is the E cig, now my young neighbour next door doesnt smoke but he is addicted to them, so he is still addicted to nicotine lol.
Its really simple.
You stop buying fags. Yeh life is going to be hell for a week MAX, and then your body will start to release all those toxins and you will cough up a lung and this will be the first excuse of yours to start again, but you have to resist the urge.
After a few weeks you think to yourself whats that smell? Hey guys its FRESH AIR lol.
You will eat something and think wow this tastes lush wonder why i never noticed before lol…
Will your MS quit you too, no, BUT not having TOXINS shoved in your body everyday, you will feel better and your muscles will twitch less.
I just got up one day and thought ok, do i feed my children today (i had become a single parent), or do i buy a packet of fags? The kids won on this round.
Its an addiction. We all have addictive tendencies.
STOP EXCUSING why you shouldn’t give up and just do it.
DONT count the smoke free days. The day you stop putting this obnoxious POISONOUS weed in your mouth is the day you become a NON SMOKER.
God I hate the smell of smoke now, and my husband has turned my lovely conservatory into a yellow walled stinky glass house. He has now been banned from there too lol. If it can make our walls yellow then just think what your lungs look like.
The cemetery is full of people who died because of a DIRECT result of smoking. Could they have had longer lives perhaps not, but at least most of them wouldn’t have died horrible, suffocating pain ful deaths. AMEN to that…
Heres a sobering thought to read whilst you have your first fag who ever reads this and smokes lol.
There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes. 51 of them are known to be carcinogenic.
Familiar Chemicals in Cigarettes ARE:
carbon monoxide * car exhaust
nicotine * bug sprays
tar * material to make roads
arsenic * rat poison
ammonia * cleaning products
hydrogen cyanide * gas chamber poison
cyanide * deadly poison
acetone * nail polish remover
butane * cigarette lighter fluid
DDT * insecticides
formaldehyde to preserve dead bodies
sulfuric acid * car batteries
cadmium * used to recharge batteries
freon damages earth’s ozone layer
geranic acid * a fragrance
methoprene * a pesticide
maltitol * a sweetener not permitted to be used in foods in the U.S.
So which of you smokers is game to try one of the above? A touch of rat poison perhaps, or a sniff of gas, insecticide tea?
No you wouldnt think of it would you but hey EVERYDAY, every cigarette you are taking into your body thats exactly what you are doing.
Have a nice fag this morning lol…