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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Reasons Not to Quit Smoking

After a co-worker mentioned to me today that she had been thinking about quitting smoking, I decided to google "reasons not to quit smoking". I was surprised at the lack of information out there for people trying to not quit smoking. Every page hit was reasons TO quit smoking. Who's that helping? But it wasn't a complete waste of time, or anymore a waste of time than my usual day at the office. I came across this gem, subtly titled "Message to Teenagers about Smoking Cigarettes Reasons to not smoke other than it will kill you". He begins: [emphasis mine]

I have given this issue a lot of thought and feel like we are missing the real reasons and the real issues behind smoking, and therefore I'm going to try to break new ground on this issue in an attempt to save future generations from the cycle of nicotine addiction.

I'm going to first start off by giving you a lot of much more powerful reasons to not smoke that you've never heard before. These will be reasons that you can easily verify are true.
I'll stop after this next excerpt, I promise, and just make you read the whole thing.

Living Life as an Addict - Life as a smoker is a life of addiction. You can't quit. You may think you can quit. You may live your whole life thinking you can quit. But the reality is, you can't quit. Sure, some people do quit, but only through extreme effort. And even those who do quit are fighting to stay that way for the rest of their lives.

Once you are addicted you have to have it. There isn't any choice because it's compulsive. You will smoke. Resistance is futile. You don't want to smoke. You wish you could quit. You intend to quit someday, but not today. Today you will smoke. And every time you smoke you'll think back and wish you never started. Am I right? Talk to anyone who smokes. They will tell you themselves. Both smokers and non-smokers alike agree that a person who doesn't smoke shouldn't start.
I won't poke fun at this guy, because he is clearly semi-retarded, and minus that girl in high school who kept her feet in a ice chest while driving her scooter down the hallways (I know, how could she drive? Now you see my problem.) -- I try to make it a rule never to attack mentally stunted opponents.

Even better, check out his page on marijuana, where he praises the drug with such sections as "Marijuana can make you Smarter". God I love the Internet.

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