“Every day three thousand kids become regular smokers, and a third of them will eventually die of nicotine-related causes.” (web) Smoking is the leading cause of cancer in the United States and the rest of the world. Due to the studies of nicotine, doctors have been able to conclude that nicotine is the most addictive and most destructive legal drug today. If you smoke it would be a good idea to stop while you ” re not too far behind. When people start smoking they get cravings to have something in their hands and mouth. At first they fill the need with cigarettes and eventually they are smoking a pack or two a day. During the first few months of smoking, the lungs turn brown and eventually black.
The reason for this is the tar and nicotine mixture get into the lungs. The mixture sticks to the lining of the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Shortly after that, the lungs absorb the nicotine and tar into the body where cancer can easily form, and in many cases does. This process takes only a few weeks to several years.
If you smoke for a long time, and you are old your lungs are probably black and full of tar and nicotine. However, your body will continue to absorb the cancer causing agents, and eventually your body’s immune system will stop fighting it off and you will get cancer. This time your body is weak from trying to fight off the tar and nicotine. This makes it hard to fight off the cancer. As you go through life struggling with the cancer, and hoping that that day that you are living in, is not your last and hoping that you will get to see the ones you love the next day.
What Is Lung Cancer Most cancers are named after the part of the body where the cancer first starts. Lung cancer begins in the lungs. The lungs are two sponge-like organs in the chest. The right lung has three sections, called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. It is smaller because the heart takes up more room on that side of the body. The lungs bring air in and out of the body, taking in oxygen ...
For some this is not always the result. Every day one thousand people do not get to see their loved ones the next day. Some lucky people die at night peacefully, and other not so lucky people die in excruciating pain, others die because of suffocation. And for that person’s family, they are in total shock and saddened by the loss of the one that they love and will no longer be able to see, only remember. But this doesn’t have to be the result.
You can change everything by stopping smoking. If you say it is too hard to stop smoking, it really is not hard. Several people avoid this tragic and painful death. Kellie of Huntington Beach said, “When I get a craving to smoke, I remind myself that I don’t smoke and, unless I want to go through this again, I won’t smoke. This is a choice I made, no one is forcing me to do this and it is a positive choice for my benefit.
It may be difficult, but I’m glad I don’t smoke.” The first thing you have to do if you want to avoid an early death is truly want to quit. This means that you have to literally convince your-self that quitting is best for you. Soon after that you are well on you way to quitting. On this web page it states, “Cigarettes… One of the most addictive and destructive, over the counter drugs known to modern man. One of the few legal substances available in stores that can injure or kill when used as intended.
Most rational people know this as a fact, yet many continue to smoke. Some smokers know, deep in their hearts, they want to quit. Others are quite content to keep on puffing because they think they enjoy it so much.” When people convince themselves that smoking is a horrible thing and they don’t want to do it any more then it becomes very easy to stop. After you have convinced yourself it’s time to stop then all you have left to do is fill the need to have something in your mouth and hands. People can acquire this by chewing on gum, pens, pencils, and straws. As you go through this you can still smoke some to satisfy your addiction to nicotine.
Loosing a love one is the most painful thing anybody can go through. However, watching them suffer is the most painful. I have not yet experienced it; however, when the time comes I will have to be strong for my family. Everyday people die it’s a part of life whether it is more than one person it is still death. However, if I were given a choice to help a person to die or not I would have chosen ...
If you smoke a pack a day, try to cut down your intake by three to five cigarettes a day. Eventually you will not need a cigarette, because you will not be addicted. When you decide to stop smoking your life will become more energetic, and you will be able to see the ones you love a few years down the road. My grandfather died of lung cancer in 1995. He suffered a tragic death.
That morning of March 7, 1995 Victor Peschke became a statistic, don’t let yourself or anyone you love become one.