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Apr 12th '14, 14:49 PM  
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Smoking and Lung Disease

For many years I worked in a cigarette manufacturing company where as a management staff, I was entitled to two free bundles of 12 pack cigarettes each week. I became a chain smoker until my father, who was also a chain smoker, was diagnosed with advanced emphysema. His lungs had hardened to such a stage he could hardly breathe. He died soon after. His death shocked me so much, I immediately quit smoking.
Apr 12th '14, 20:29 PM  
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That's scary! My grandfather had emphysema as well, and he died from it. Watching him go through that was what convinced me to quit, too. It was a struggle for many years, but I've finally made it past the six month mark. Here's to many years of being quit!
Apr 15th '14, 03:23 AM  
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Congrats Poppy for quitting smoking on time; for all those still struggling to quit, I encourage you with the immortal words of the Classical poet Virgil: "Possum Estes Possuit" (They are able because they believe they are able)
Aug 22nd '17, 11:58 AM  
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I kept on smoking for about 11 years until I started to experience health issues. It's more like slow poisoning. I regret my decision to start it and it's kinda difficult to quit.
Feb 23rd '18, 10:47 AM  
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It’s great to hear people are quitting smoking habit because of own personal reason.
Obviously, smoking is really bad for you.

It causes many health issues such as:
• Heart disease
• Lung cancer
• Empyhsemia
• Impotence
• And many statistics”

But naturally you are correct when you say: “the risks are enormous” – they far outweigh the advantages, and those advantages, mostly come from nicotine, which can be get in much safer ways than smoking.
May 12th '18, 22:09 PM  
Socially Shy
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Oh guys. I can`t quit. I dont know, i`m trying too, but i cant...
Some help?
Smoking 3 years. 24 years old
May 14th '18, 19:46 PM  
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20 years smoking ... I quit using a vape stick!

May 15th '18, 08:46 AM  
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You've done so well hun
Aug 7th '18, 08:22 AM  
Socially Shy
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Great information about the smoking and lung disease
Aug 7th '18, 22:09 PM  
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My late mum was a smoker from age 17 to 55 when she had colon cancer and was asked by the hospital to give it up. Mum had surgery for the cancer and chemo and made a complete recovery. She never smoked again but when she was aged 65 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and went on to die of it just three weeks before her 68th birthday. Mum was pretty fit, never learnt to drive and walked everywhere but smoking killed her for sure.
My late Father in Law smoked from age 15 to age 50 when his daughter encouraged him to quit saying that she would never bring a baby of hers to his home if he he smoked. He gave up over night. Twenty two years later he died of oesophagus cancer which was attributed to his smoking all those years.
I would urge anyone who smokes to quit.
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