As some of you know, I worked in a hospital for several years. I assisted at autopsies, worked the ER, performed surgical preps, worked the Radiology darkroom, and other duties.
I saw the things that happen to the human body at autopsies that should have made me quit smoking.
They didn't. The mindset of it can't happen to me was the norm for us those days.
I saw lungs blackened, filled with tumors, and turned to leather.
I saw hearts swollen to 2-3 times normal size.
I saw arteries filled with plaque that looked like cream cheese when examined.
I saw blood vessels in the brain ruptured from wall weakening.
I would invite anyone to search for pictures of these things on the internet.
It took my own severe illness to finally see that these things could happen to me.
COPD, bypass surgery, PAD, and heart failure are a few of the gifts smoking gave to me.
I urge you to throw smoking materials away today. Free yourself from the addiction to nicotine before these things show up at your own autopsy.
Maybe you will be spared some of these sicknesses.
Take the first step today my friends.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.