Cancer and E-cigs
When you think about cancer caused from smoking, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Most likely lung cancer. Lung cancer is a fatal disease that affects your lungs, obviously. Not only does lung cancer affect your lungs, but it also affects your life. One of the most important things required to live a long, happy life is health. If your goal is to be happy, then why would you ruin your chances by picking up on cigarettes?
If you prolong the amount of time in which you smoke (generally, a person does not quit smoking unless they come to their senses about the situation) you are increasing your chances of getting lung cancer and dying a slow, miserable death.
Lung cancer is devastating to not only the one suffering, but the family and friends of that person. Imagine if you had lung cancer, and you had children or grandchildren that had to witness you suffering every minute of every day for the short time that you will be alive.. It not only affects you, believe it or not.
(Personally, my great grandfather had smoked his entire adult life.. starting when he was 20. My grandfather died when he was 71 years old. That’s 51 years of smoking. Now, back then, cigarettes were not nearly as harmful as they are now.. which is probably why he lived as long as he did. He developed lung cancer when he was around 67 years old. My entire family and I had to watch him slowly die.. as he refused to give up cigarettes because of his nicotine addiction. He simply would not stop smoking if it would save his life. …Literally. It killed all of us having to see him like that. …Slowly dying. He had to spit this disgusting crap into a milk jug and he ended up losing all of his teeth and wouldn’t eat anything but McFlurries. It was all very depressing. …It was like he was already dead.. just conscious. Terrifying, to say the least. Imagine doing that to your entire family.)
It saddens me when I sit down and think about all of the people in this world that are suffering from this, or even the ones that have to see someone else close to them suffer. It’s a very sad thing that I think no one deserves to go through…
The saddest thing is that people know what’s going to happen to them if they start smoking, but they do it anyways, just because they can. I’ve never really felt that smoking decreased stress by much.. It didn’t help me, nor anyone else I know that smokes. Most of them say it gives them something to do, or that they have an oral fixation, or simply because they enjoy the taste.
This brings me to my next conclusion. Would you rather inhale something that tasted like tobacco and poisonous chemicals, or would you rather inhale something that tasted like strawberries.. or a french vanilla coffee? Maybe even your favorite candy? This is the alternative that e-cigarettes provide.
E-cigarettes give you the choice to live a better life. A happier one. Why would you pass up this opportunity? You’re giving up a miserable life with a sooner predicted death for a long, carefree life and more money in your pocket. I find that e-cigarettes are a healthy, and even better alternative to cigarettes.. and I would definitely recommend one to people I know that smoke.
And to all that are reading this, I encourage you to do the same. You could extend a life or two. (;