Those Damned Cigarettes!

Published by Ms. Elizabeth Kunde V on May 30, 2024

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I used to be a pack-a-day smoker, but after seeing the impact on my health and a close friend's battle with lung cancer, I made the decision to quit and with the support of my family and friends, I was able to kick the habit.

I never thought I would be a smoker. Growing up, I was always told about the dangers of smoking and how it could harm my health. But as I got older, I found myself succumbing to the temptation of cigarettes. It all started when I was in college. I was stressed out from exams and peer pressure led me to try my first cigarette. Before I knew it, I was hooked. I would smoke a pack a day, telling myself that I would quit eventually. But 'eventually' never came. I didn't realize the impact it was having on my health until I started experiencing shortness of breath and a persistent cough. It wasn't until I saw a close friend battle with lung cancer that I realized I needed to make a change. I made the decision to quit smoking and sought out support from my family and friends. It wasn't easy, but with their encouragement and the use of nicotine patches, I was able to kick the habit. Now, I feel healthier, my cough has disappeared, and I no longer struggle to catch my breath. Quitting smoking was one of the best decisions I've ever made for my health.

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