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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Smoking Decreased My Life By Six Years!!!!


I used to be a big time closet cigarette smoker.... If no one saw me it did not count, right? I was twelve years old when I had my first smoke and graduated to being a full fledged smoker by the time I was 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. In my college party days - forget about it... I was stinky awful... but I thought I was cool... As I got older and the affects of smoking started to take its toll on my body - coughing, stained teeth, and gosh I just stunk.. of course I did not smell me... after I quit, I then realized that I was not fooling anyone by hiding my gross habit... When I turned 40 and discovered I had high blood pressure - I got on my knees and prayed for God to take this addiction away from me. I got up threw a new pack of cigarettes in the trash... and never smoked again - never wanted too... That was almost 4 years ago...

I was reading an article this morning about the lasting affects that smoking leaves... I learned that my life expectancy has been decreased almost six (6) years... That's awful.... If you are a smoker or you were a smoker go to this web site to check it out - very interesting.... How Does Smoking Affect Your Life Span

Don't lose another day!!! Stop Smoking Today!!!

5 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Kelly,

Great post on the effects of smoking! I believe a lot of people don't give up because they think what does it matter now anyway?

Thanks for providing this link so people can really see that all our actions have consequences.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

Kelly,
Praising GOD that you gave them up 4 years ago and praying that GOD will heal and restore your body in ways only HE can do.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

Elizabeth said...

Preach on sistah! I HATE cigarette smoke. I grew up in a house where I was forced to inhale second-hand smoke because my dad smoked a pack a day. I STILL stay on his case about how damaging smoking is to his body and others around him.

The Redhead Riter said...

I'm sooooooo glad you quit.

Stopping by to leave a little bloggie love.♥

Nancy said...

Whatever happens to your health or the rest of your life, you know that you did a great, courageous, and very difficult thing in quitting smoking. I am very proud of you. Every day you will get a little cleaner inside, instead of a little worse. Congratulations!

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