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Why risk that? Why risk emphysema? Why risk losing your teeth? Why risk coronary heart disease?
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States (Center or Disease Control and Prevention).
So why? Why, when we hear things like that, don't we quit?
It's the nature of addiction. It takes over to the point where we are willing to risk death rather than simply quit. I can't even comprehend that now because addiction is a memory rather than a daily weight on my chest. But I was there once upon a time. Just like you were...or maybe you still are.
And, maybe like me, you just refused to think about the consequences. Maybe you ignored your family's pleas to quit. Maybe you disregarded your doctor's advice. Maybe you tuned everything out so you could feed your addiction without the agony of knowing the truth.
But it's time to break the chains. It's time to face your addiction and conquer it. Recovery is not only possible but it's probable if you set your mind to it.
Don't play with your life because you won't win. Don't toy with the thought of quitting because your life isn't a toy. Get serious and get it done. Because once you hear "terminal", you can't turn back the clock. Don't let it get too far before you take your life back! No excuses. Just do it.