Thursday, June 20, 2013

4) The Deadliest Habit

Time to tackle the biggest risk to everyone's health that is addicted to the problem. So powerful is this Siren's Song that people will continue to do it until they die. A death sentence is inevitable with this highly addictive and most detrimental to one's health after merely a few uses. Yes, it's time to talk about smoking and nicotine.

Smoking is a tough subject to tackle. A highly addictive, over the counter drug, cigarettes prove that nicotine is a highly addictive drug. Cigarettes have gone up over 500% in price since I quit, and their sales are still going strong. I smoked 3 packs a day at $2.50 for a pack of Marlboro. Today, if I was still alive, I would be paying $30 a day!

Quitting is the biggest problem for those addicted to nicotine. Nicotine is so strong that the addicts sometimes employ underhanded means to get a puff. Especially where smoking is restricted and there is a long time span to smoke, such as airports.

Smoking is a touchy subject. People don't want to be deprived of what they perceive is their right, but is actually an addiction that will kill them and lead to a number of health problems. Smokers can't perceive the fact that their health problems are why healthcare fees are astronomical.

Quitting smoking is an individual commitment, because what works for one may definitely NOT work for the other. I was able to quit Cold Turkey. This may not work for the thousands who want to quit.

I can offer tips after tips, after tips on how to quit. The bottom line is that the smoker has to WANT to QUIT, or there is no quitting.

Although I know that this is a touchy subject and I know that smokers are going to smoke regardless what they say, this will be a recurring topic on this blog.