The other day someone asked me on Twitter, my thoughts on smoking... Are you "Serious"??? With what we know today about what smoking does to people why would anyone even want to start? Let's get the obvious out of the way first. It smells, it definitely does not look attractive and if I am going to kiss a girl, I sure do not want to kiss an ashtray.
Listen, I know people think they find acceptance in smoking or they think it is cool. We it is not cool. What is cool about inhaling cancerous smoke into your body? So, when a friend says, "Hey Man, wanna smoke?" Tell them to get lost.
I have heard people say, I smoke cause it relaxes me? Whatever... get a massage if you want to be relaxed or take a nap. That is an excuse. Keep smoking, you will be permanently relaxed in a coffin.
Did you ever hear this one? "Oh my aunt Ethel lived to 92 years old and smoked three packs of cigarettes a day" Well that is one out of millions and the exception. I lost both my grandfathers due to smoking. I was cheated out of time with both of them and neither one of them can be here to see the progress of my career. My Grandpa Frank died from a three year battle of bladder cancer and he also had open heart surgery and a carotid artery surgery. He died at 58 years old. My Grandpa Bill died of liver and kidney failure, wanna know what the last 27 years of his life was like? Age 42.... open heart surgery, Age 50 Second open heart surgery. Age 66 loss of a toe. Age 67 loss of two more toes. Age 69 Loss of two more toes (5 toes in total, 3 on one foot and 2 on another foot) He was diabetic, he developed a lot of fluid in his stomach and had to get his stomach drained once a month, then finally once a week. Then had to get dialysis and spent the last two months of his life in a hospital bed. He died two weeks before his 70th Birthday on Valentines Day.
Do you still want to smoke?
So if you want to know my opinion on smoking, there you have it. It's not cool and if you are still not convinced then check this video out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zWB4dLYChM
And lastly, I would never consider dating a girl who smoked.
FIGHT AGAINST SMOKING!