One of the main reasons people don't quit smoking is the fact that not all smokers die from lung cancer. Everyone has an uncle who lived 100 years smoking 60 cigarettes a day.
Well, this sounds reasonable. But if you take a look at it, you still have 50% chance to die from lung cancer. Just think about it, you DON'T HAVE to smoke, it's not something you're forced to do. And you still take the chance, risking a slow and painful early death. Why? Because you feel good when you smoke. You know what? IT DOESN'T FEEL GOOD. It's just a trick your body plays on you, you don't feel good, you feel relieved, relief from waiting to smoke. That relief will disappear in a couple of weeks if you quit now.
And in case you miss your shot to get cancer, there's a whole list of wonderful things you may get as a reward for the effort of smoking.
- Gum Diseases
- Pneumonia, emphysema and chronic bronchitis
So is it worth it? To be a slave to something that wishes only the worst to you, not only that, to speak in favor of it, and to find excuses for it. To look forward to being a slave.