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Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 09:03 PM

11. I quit 30 years ago, but I still remember that "moment of truth"

In my 20s, I smoked on and off, would give it up for a few months, then start up again, swearing the next time I quit would be my last. Finally, at 27 I woke up one morning, saw the disgusting ashtray, and had a harmonic convergence of my mind, heart, body and soul. No more!

And that promise stuck. I think we finally quit when our entire being reacts to an external circumstance...which was that guy's condition for you, Tobin. Something tells me you're done for good this time!

One more thing for anyone who might need more quitting fodder: my mother smoked all her life and finally gave it up at 60. Unfortunately it came back and bit her, she died 22 years later at 82 from cancer, heart disease and COPD. As for my dad, he was a heavy smoker as well, and his lungs are as clear as mine! But guess what? Smoking doesn't only affect your pulmonary system. He has macular degeneration in one eye and glaucoma in both. He can no longer read, something he loves.

So please, People, take care of your precious lungs, and your precious sight as well!

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