Quit now while you still have a chance.Man it´s sick I have tried everything from hypnosis to the gum to the patch to the anti depressants that I was prescribed as an aid.Nothing works and I am only 29 and I have many of the same symptoms my Grandfather had when he went in to get checked.He died within a year.And my other Grandfather just died from lung cancer and he quit smoking like twelve years ago before he had any signs or a diagnosis.He just quit too late.Do your health and finances a favor stop.I started when my brothers friends gave me a smoke at the age of five and haven´t been able to stop since.
I had cancer a few years ago, did a couple of rounds of surgery, couple of weeks in hospital, did chemotherapy, yada yada. Got my hair back but lost a year in school and now not everything works. I just don´t recommend it.
It´s not that it can kill you; being dead´s probably not too much of a hassle after it happens (or so I say to myself when I´ve got the right-hand pedal down hard on the Escort
. It´s that it´s more likely to leave you physically unable to do the things that used to make you happy. You get left with less to live for for the rest of your life. That´s harder.
Anyway, I´ve got some friends who quit and I´m totally impressed by that. One of them even nearly beat me in the marathon this year, the prxxk! lol
Sorry for the sermon. Take it for what it´s worth. Too bad you´re getting hassled by, well, people like me: As long as you know what you´re dealing with, I really do believe it´s a personal choice.
Unfortunately, there will always be people who disregard good advice, despite the hazards. It´s like the moms who continue to strap their babies into the front seats of vehicles with airbags. The news is full of stories about the potential tragedy, the warnings, etc., but moms STILL do it. It´s like drinking and driving. People KNOW it´s a crime. They KNOW they could kill themselves (though usually a bunch of innocents), but they still continue to do it. Stupidity? Well, that´s a personal opinion. Maybe BULLHEADEDNESS and a detachment from reality are the cause.
Stop while your ahead bro. I was addicted to smoking for twelve years...started out young...and I quit....to be exact, a year this month I´ve been smoke free. It´s hell on your body, your finances and your teeth!! I know you like the nicotine, but its not worth the health risk. You can clog up your intake smoking.