There are other things besides lung cancer. Both of my parents died of emphysema. Dad quit smoking at 50, lived to be 79. Mom never quit, lived to be 81. Something will get you eventually... but I think both could have lived another 5-10 yrs and enjoyed a better quality of life if they'd never smoked.
And yeah, I'm 48 now and I still struggle with it. I'm trying the e-cig thing in my latest efforts to quit the real deal. I wish I'd never lit the first one too.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
something will always get you.
I think genetics plays a big part in it. most of my family (aunts, uncles, cousins) smokes, none of them have ever had any issues. I have been smoking for 35 years and I have no smoking related health issues. Hell, I once quit for 8 years and I had more health issues in those 8 years than I've had the rest of my life combined.
and then again I've seen smokers with all kinds of medical issues from it.
and then I've seen people who never smoked that have the same kinds of issues that many smokers have. My mother-in-law never smoked, was never around people who smoked and she died of lung cancer when she was 59
maybe it's luck, maybe it's genetics. but I do know it is not as simple as "smoking causes xyz"
Not just no, HELL NO!Do you agree with ban on smoking inside cars with children?
There is no proof whatsoever that someone smoking a cigarette in a car necessarily harms children or has ever harmed a child.
Next thing you know pigs would be using the law to violate people's civil rights and steal their hard earned money. Just like they do with other banned substances.
As long as it is legal then they need to keep their noses out of our affairs. Until they ban smoking out right then they should have no say what so ever. Tired of this nanny state crap.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang