I have had questions running through my mind for a very long time.
What would make someone quit smoking forever?
Would seeing a pair of lungs riddled with CANCER make someone quit right then?
Would seeing lungs ruined with EMPHYSEMA make someone quit immediately?
Would seeing a set of lungs BLACKENED and filled with TAR make someone throw sickorettes away?
Would seeing a face disfigured from the loss of a jawbone make somebody stop smoking?
How about someone wasted away from the relentless ravages of CANCER?
These and many more have run through my mind.
I am sure you could come up with other questions yourself.
The problem is, I saw many of these things for myself and it didn't stop my smoking!!!!
Ol' Nic enslaves you so deeply into his addiction, that even these sights will do nothing to make you quit. He places the thought that this could never happen to you in your brain and makes you believe it totally. While you are thinking this, he is strengthening his addiction on you.
One day you become ill and go to see your doctor. You tell them you have had episodes with severe colds and other breathing issues.
Maybe you have had other health issues.
You have a sudden HEART ATTACK!!.
Maybe it's some other problem that requires surgery and your tests pre-surgery unearth something.
These are some of the things that run through my mind at times.
I don't have the answers to these things since they didn't make me stop smoking. If they had, my life might not be as it is now.
Something to think about though....
Keep your quit strong my fellow EX-ers.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.