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I Lost A Good Friend Today  
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1307 times:

Today I attended a good friend's funeral. Pam used to smoke, quite heavily in fact. She quit smoking a few years ago, but the damage was already done. From the time the cancer was diagnosed until Monday when she died really wasn't long. If any of you smoke, please, please try very hard to quit. If you don't smoke, please do not even consider starting.
That dreaded disease has killed my father, my mother(actually she died from emphysema caused by the smoking), my brother has had cancer scares, and now a friend of mine. Please, once again, QUIT SMOKING!!

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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1299 times:

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Skyhawk. And I whole heartedly agree with what you say. Quitting smoking was one of the best things I ever did.

User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1299 times:

Quoting Skyhawk (Thread starter):
If you don't smoke, please do not even consider starting.

Not an Issue for me. Smoking is something I never have, and never will try.

My condolences to your losses, I am lucky enough to have had no deaths in people near me related to smoking.....just yet. My Grandfather might be getting there soon.  Sad

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 1268 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss(es), especially since they'd all have been so easy to avoid.

Hopefully, the current anti-smoking trend will continue and never be reversed, so one day we will have trouble finding a 12yo chain smoker. If children get the message that smoking is "uncool", they'll be much less likely to start.



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
one day we will have trouble finding a 12yo chain smoker. If children get the message that smoking is "uncool", they'll be much less likely to start.

That's A hard thing to get through to the young ones. A lot of kinds are getting the message that smoking IS cool from older kids, who wanna make a profit off of them, things like that.

Someone wanna tell me why kids DO think it's so cool??!?!? I am 15, in a completely redneck school where 80% of the students smoke.



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

I'm really sorry about your loss Sad. Thoughts and prayers with you and your friend's family.

All the best  pray 

Dave



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 4):
Someone wanna tell me why kids DO think it's so cool??!?!?

If only we knew... my guess is that mostly, it's got to do with the adults who smoke. Somehow, children and young teenagers seem to envy the rights we have (God how that makes you feel old at a mere 22!  Silly ) without realising the responsibilities. As children, I bet most of us didn't care much about the consequences of our actions; that is something you need to learn from your mistakes. Unfortunately, children become addicted to smoking much faster than anyone can hope for them to realise how bad it is.

Then there's the issue of additives in cigarettes that make the "taste" sort of softer so children don't cough or cough less when they start smoking. If those were banned we might already see a significant decrease in smoking.



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User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Sorry to hear about your friend.

I had a friend two years ago who was a straight A student. Over the summer he started smoking and doing drugs, and now he is almost failing everything. It is kinda sad.



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