The Risks of Smoking

Taking Chances
Taking Chances

I remember back in the day when I was smoking… I never really gave much thought to what I was doing, in fact, I seemed to enjoy it. I liked the way it made me feel, the boosts of energy and alertness but as my health started to become poorer and poorer I began to take a good hard look at the health effects of smoking.

As a smoker I was more likely to die from a dozen different cancers and if the cancers didn’t get me then I ran the risk of several other life altering diseases. Imagine having a voice box sticking out your throat or being tied to an oxygen machine for the rest of your life because of COPD. There are numerous medical conditions that come from smoking.

Most of us would be unwilling to go out and get hooked to heroin but in a way we might as well be. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known to man and millions of people willingly continue to feed their addiction day after day. Nicotine creates a biochemical reaction when it is introduced into the body affecting our moods, feelings, and our metabolism. Quitting is not going to be easy when we are physically and psychologically addicted to one of the most power drugs in the world.

But guess what? People are doing it every day.