How Did I Manage… ?

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Well, I’ve seen that some people wrote a personal story, and I will write my own here.  Or, I should say, I will be writing some – as I have had a few experiences with different forms of smoking, mostly from second-hand or family-related issues. Read more

The Fags Got Him in the End!

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Smoking is something I have good reason to hate, as it is around 6 years now since someone I loved very much died from smoking-related heart disease, and I still miss him every day. Read more

People We Love Who Smoke

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My daughter just turned 41 and she has smoked since she was about twelve. I can remember sneaking a pack of Salem cigarettes outof my grandfaother’s bedroom. My cousins and I snuck behind the garage and smoked. It was a curiosity. Read more

Cinnamon Sticks

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I’ve never smoked, haven’t even considered doing so. I had the perfect excuse too—if that peer pressure I was always warned about ever happened, which it didn’t. Read more

My Struggle to Cope

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I’m Sammi; a spunky 16 year old girl who’s been through a lot but still manages to keep a smile shining on my face. I smoke cigarettes, and, unfortunately, I’m addicted. It’s been only about a year now since I’ve started smoking, but dang, that nagging nicotine sure knows how to keep a hold tight on you. Read more

A Little About Me!

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I am so excited to be blogging here and here goes my first post. Breathing healthy is something very close to my heart and something I do not take for granted. Read more

I had to quit smoking

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In January of 2011, I had developed a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation.  As I prepared to go in for my first internal x-rays, I was so scared the results would reveal my 28 + years of smoking by way of charred lungs and blackened ventricles.  I decided on that day to quit smoking cold turkey.  Read more

Counting Calories is Still the Best

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Losing weight is seldom easy. It can be next to impossible for some people, especially those suffering from certain disorders. For the rest, it’s still a challenge, but one that can often be overcome if you simply do the math. When calories out exceed calories in, you tend to lose weight. That may seem like an oversimplification, but there’s really no other way. Read more