Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout.  The American Cancer Society encourages everyone who smokes to stop on November 20th.

Smoking not only causes cancer, it can cause other serious health problems as well. My stepfather died of emphysema and it was horrible to watch him go through that. As a kid I had severe, chronic asthma, largely because of my parents' smoking.

And people who smoke are so used to the odor theey have no idea they stink all the time. Their homes, hair and clothing always smell like dirty ashtrays.

Like all addictive substances, nicotine replaces the natural chemicals that allow our brains to feel pleasure, so quitting isn't easy. But it can be done. And, while the process isn't easy. everyone I've known who stopped smoking was glad they had done it afterwards.

If you're a smoker please take the dare and quit.

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