Have you ever really given much thought to: “what are the chances of you dyeing from smoking?” I know if you are one of the 2,000 teenagers that become regular smokers daily the farthest thing from your mind is what you are doing could possibly kill you. What about young adults that are in their twenties… how much thought do you give to death from smoking? Again I would feel pretty confident that you don’t care much, I didn’t. Now pushing 40 I wonder where all the years went. Why don’t I have the energy I used too? Why am I coughing? Why can’t I keep up with my kids?
Again, what are the chances I will die from smoking? The chances are good that any and every smoker will die unless they stop smoking before it is too late. The real trick is how do you know when it is too late? Is it when the doctor tells you that you have advanced lung cancer or is it years before when the damage was being done? The point I am trying to make is that you just don’t know. Once you start smoking you are playing Russian roulette with your life, young or old.
I know I am not going to walk away from my 20 years of smoking unscathed. That is a long time to expose the body to toxins and poisons. However, the body can repair itself when a person quits smoking. Yes, it takes time and it probably won’t repair itself completely but the quality of life when not smoking is so much better. That is why I have dedicated this site to quitting smoking. Healthy living combined with quitting smoking can improve the healing process and improve the quality of life. I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth but I know I want to do what I can to stick around as long as I can.