Why YOU should stop smoking right now


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It’s not a myth anymore. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes will cause serious lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and many others. It’s no secret that tobacco smoke contains a large amount of toxic chemicals (tar, formaldehyde, arsenic, etc.,) but I’m sure you’re all aware of that.

What you may not be aware of is the very real, very disgusting effect smoke has on the delicate lung tissue. The following video may convince you to stop smoking right now, or to reach out to a friend or family member that smokes.

This clip shows the result that 400 cigarettes have on your lungs: about 7200 mgr of a black and sticky substance called tar, which contains a number of other deadly elements. Forward this article on to the people you care about.






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  3. That’s why I use snus, swedish tobacco product that you put under your upper lip, no smoke harming your lungs and you get the nicotine under a much longer period :D

    ow and it’s cheaper :D
    The downside is, that for some strange reason it’s band in most countries

    • ROFL at the ignorant SOBs who are deluded into thinking chew is not harmful to you. You might want to speak to the many people who have large chunks of their jaw missing due to chew. Good luck with that.

  4. I’ve been a heavy smoker for 55 years–that’s over 600.000 unfiltered cigarettes–with no harm whatsoever. Moreover, I understand smokers’ lungs are used for transplant. Lungs have a self cleaning capability.

    So I guess your post would qualify as bool stool.

    • youre right! I never thought of it that way, one person who is 55 and smokes alot is not dead/sick?! this completely disproves everything people say about cigarettes! the hundreds of thousands of sick and/or dead people doesn’t prove anything, and it’s not just the OP’s stubborn ignorance and stupidity at all.

      looks like some rant from an uneducated dumbass. the lungs only regenerate because they’re no longer being exposed to cigarettes, they’ll never reach 100% again, ever. Exposing them to the smoke causes biological changes that won’t stop unless you stop smoking.

      oh and you’re an idiot. Dunno if I mentioned that already.

    • I’m not sure if I have this phrase right, but its something like “you’re the exception, not the rule”. Congrats on getting lucky – but not everyone is as lucky as you.

  5. That's why I use snus, swedish tobacco product that you put under your upper lip, no smoke harming your lungs and you get the nicotine under a much longer period :D

    ow and it's cheaper :D

    The downside is, that for some strange reason it's band in most countries

    • ROFL at the ignorant SOBs who are deluded into thinking chew is not harmful to you. You might want to speak to the many people who have large chunks of their jaw missing due to chew. Good luck with that.

  6. I've been a heavy smoker for 55 years–that's over 600.000 unfiltered cigarettes–with no harm whatsoever. Moreover, I understand smokers' lungs are used for transplant. Lungs have a self cleaning capability.

    So I guess your post would qualify as bool stool.

    • youre right! I never thought of it that way, one person who is 55 and smokes alot is not dead/sick?! this completely disproves everything people say about cigarettes! the hundreds of thousands of sick and/or dead people doesn't prove anything, and it's not just the OP's stubborn ignorance and stupidity at all.

      looks like some rant from an uneducated dumbass. the lungs only regenerate because they're no longer being exposed to cigarettes, they'll never reach 100% again, ever. Exposing them to the smoke causes biological changes that won't stop unless you stop smoking.

      oh and you're an idiot. Dunno if I mentioned that already.

    • I'm not sure if I have this phrase right, but its something like "you're the exception, not the rule". Congrats on getting lucky – but not everyone is as lucky as you.

  7. I’m not trying to say that smoking is in any way good for you, but I don’t think that this really proves anything.

    Example: he picked out 18 mg cigarettes. Myself, and most people that I know, only smoke 8 mg – less than half.

    Also – several times in the video, you see the cigarette smoking all the way to the filter, and it’s left there even longer. Don’t know about you, but I don’t know _anyone_ that smokes the filter.

    (Unless they’re drunk and light it backwards ;-) )

  8. Troll much?

    Smoking causes far more harm than any other type of drug use. Lung disorders are numerous along with heart, lymphatic and other disease. They occur in many times more than normal, non-smokers. This is a well documented, well known fact in any medical field since the 1950s. To state anything else is to either be ignorant or to be initiating a flame war.

    Only very young smoker’s lungs may be used for transplants as they are less likely to have severe damage, and used in cases where the recipient has no other options. Even then, the lung recipient is kept on a close watch for several years after to be sure they have no underlying disease symptoms.

    You are right, the lung’s abilities to heal itself are quite amazing, but only AFTER the person has stopped smoking.

    If you have been a heavy smoker for 55 years, I assume you are at least 65. As you get older, you will likely regret your smoking habit. And your lungs are a far cry from being used in any donor program.

    Good luck!

  9. I'm not trying to say that smoking is in any way good for you, but I don't think that this really proves anything.

    Example: he picked out 18 mg cigarettes. Myself, and most people that I know, only smoke 8 mg – less than half.

    Also – several times in the video, you see the cigarette smoking all the way to the filter, and it's left there even longer. Don't know about you, but I don't know _anyone_ that smokes the filter.

    (Unless they're drunk and light it backwards ;-) )

  10. Troll much?

    Smoking causes far more harm than any other type of drug use. Lung disorders are numerous along with heart, lymphatic and other disease. They occur in many times more than normal, non-smokers. This is a well documented, well known fact in any medical field since the 1950s. To state anything else is to either be ignorant or to be initiating a flame war.

    Only very young smoker's lungs may be used for transplants as they are less likely to have severe damage, and used in cases where the recipient has no other options. Even then, the lung recipient is kept on a close watch for several years after to be sure they have no underlying disease symptoms.

    You are right, the lung's abilities to heal itself are quite amazing, but only AFTER the person has stopped smoking.

    If you have been a heavy smoker for 55 years, I assume you are at least 65. As you get older, you will likely regret your smoking habit. And your lungs are a far cry from being used in any donor program.

    Good luck!

  11. Personally, I have never smoked in my life, but I remember, when I was a kid, my parents use to smoke around 1 1/2 pack each per day… Back then, I was suffering from never ending bronchitis, astma, and numerous other problems.. when My parents had my lungs checked, the specialist said that I was experiencing some symptoms that heavy smokers also suffer from…

    And that was in the 70’s.. Of course, my parents thought all of this was crap at first and continued to smoke anyways. Unsurprisingly, when they quit smoking several years later, most of my problems stopped.

    So if you have kids in your life, please have the decency of at least smoke outside… or quit smoking cigarettes for good. I had 3 friends who were regular smokers die from lung cancer in the past 2 years.. and before they died, they all suffered horribly.

    • 3 packets a day… you surely had a lot of smoke around you …

      Yes care should be taken while smoking that kids are not around while doing so… not only this applies to parents but also to others visiting someone with kids at home… That most countries now have rules it may not be applicable still, but never ask a kid to fetch a cigarette from nearby shop.

  12. Personally, I have never smoked in my life, but I remember, when I was a kid, my parents use to smoke around 1 1/2 pack each per day… Back then, I was suffering from never ending bronchitis, astma, and numerous other problems.. when My parents had my lungs checked, the specialist said that I was experiencing some symptoms that heavy smokers also suffer from…

    And that was in the 70's.. Of course, my parents thought all of this was crap at first and continued to smoke anyways. Unsurprisingly, when they quit smoking several years later, most of my problems stopped.

    So if you have kids in your life, please have the decency of at least smoke outside… or quit smoking cigarettes for good. I had 3 friends who were regular smokers die from lung cancer in the past 2 years.. and before they died, they all suffered horribly.

    • 3 packets a day… you surely had a lot of smoke around you …

      Yes care should be taken while smoking that kids are not around while doing so… not only this applies to parents but also to others visiting someone with kids at home… That most countries now have rules it may not be applicable still, but never ask a kid to fetch a cigarette from nearby shop.

  13. Does anyone here know if light cigarettes are healthier than regular ones? What about King size smokes? I’ve been trying to quit smoking for years, but I’ve heard that stopping cigarettes is tougher than quitting Heroin.

    • lights are not any healthier. smoking anything is not healthy. quit. i quit. get the patch, get the gum, get help. it was hard. it was crazy hard. withdrawal is a wicked enemy. but it’s doable. and what’s worth more than your life and the lives of the people around you?

    • That’s not true, although it certainly differs from person to person. I’m currently in the process of quitting, and although I’ve never done heroin, nor have I had to kick a heroin habit, I’m sure quitting cigarettes is much easier than quitting heroin. For the record, it’s not that easy either (to quit cigarettes), but think of the HABIT as a stupid, weak, monkey that continues to whisper in your ear, “I hear it’s harder to quit cigarettes than to quit heroin…”

  14. Does anyone here know if light cigarettes are healthier than regular ones? What about King size smokes? I've been trying to quit smoking for years, but I've heard that stopping cigarettes is tougher than quitting Heroin.

    • lights are not any healthier. smoking anything is not healthy. quit. i quit. get the patch, get the gum, get help. it was hard. it was crazy hard. withdrawal is a wicked enemy. but it's doable. and what's worth more than your life and the lives of the people around you?

    • That's not true, although it certainly differs from person to person. I'm currently in the process of quitting, and although I've never done heroin, nor have I had to kick a heroin habit, I'm sure quitting cigarettes is much easier than quitting heroin. For the record, it's not that easy either (to quit cigarettes), but think of the HABIT as a stupid, weak, monkey that continues to whisper in your ear, "I hear it's harder to quit cigarettes than to quit heroin…"

  15. Cigarettes are like crack, or even heroine, except less of a Euphoric buzz, but same addiction, and even more toxic chemicals, the only difference between cigz and addictive street drugs is that…well, cigs are legal and companies are making money off of these monstrocities, all because people are stupid enough to start smoking…… and if you are saying that starting smoking wasn’t stupid, then try to quit right now and see how tough it is, if you manage to, consider yourself a rare case. lol. And here we are, where governments force more laws on recreational drugs such as marijuana, which is like 100 times healthier, not physically addictive, and its gets you a sweet slightly psycadelic high, or the life inspiring psycadelic and completely harmless DMT which no one even knows about, this goes beyond messing up one’s health, this goes as far as WANTING to be controlled by companies and you are giving them your money, for destroyed lungs (but its hard to blame the individual for smoking at a young age, its just genius marketing), a f* up conspiracy

    I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life and I’m proud of it…word! No cancer in my lungs! (from cigarettes, there’s probably lung cancer in there as we speak from everyihng else such as pollution or other pplz second hand smoke)

    So yeah, quit smoking lol! Take up marijuana, much healthier and spiritual, and u dont get addicted to it physically, so you can do it like once a week and that’ll be sweeeet!

    Peace

    • Cezy, Marijuana is grown under hydro, covered in chemicals, unless its natural grown, its mentally bad for you, damaging brain cells at a large number and can cause schizophrenia and several other mental diseases. Having it once a week is too much, once every so often is ok. :)

      I’m an ex smoker, I smoked up to 2 packs a day normally for the last 5 years, when I went out drinking, I smoked a lot more – You are saying that its just as addictive as Heroin or any other drug, no, it’s not, it’s the same as every thing else, its all a mental addiction – I quit one day by deciding that I’m spending money on something harming me instead of something that can benefit me.
      Haven’t had a craving since I quit.

  16. Cigarettes are like crack, or even heroine, except less of a Euphoric buzz, but same addiction, and even more toxic chemicals, the only difference between cigz and addictive street drugs is that…well, cigs are legal and companies are making money off of these monstrocities, all because people are stupid enough to start smoking…… and if you are saying that starting smoking wasn't stupid, then try to quit right now and see how tough it is, if you manage to, consider yourself a rare case. lol. And here we are, where governments force more laws on recreational drugs such as marijuana, which is like 100 times healthier, not physically addictive, and its gets you a sweet slightly psycadelic high, or the life inspiring psycadelic and completely harmless DMT which no one even knows about, this goes beyond messing up one's health, this goes as far as WANTING to be controlled by companies and you are giving them your money, for destroyed lungs (but its hard to blame the individual for smoking at a young age, its just genius marketing), a f* up conspiracy

    I've never smoked a cigarette in my life and I'm proud of it…word! No cancer in my lungs! (from cigarettes, there's probably lung cancer in there as we speak from everyihng else such as pollution or other pplz second hand smoke)

    So yeah, quit smoking lol! Take up marijuana, much healthier and spiritual, and u dont get addicted to it physically, so you can do it like once a week and that'll be sweeeet!

    Peace

    • Cezy, Marijuana is grown under hydro, covered in chemicals, unless its natural grown, its mentally bad for you, damaging brain cells at a large number and can cause schizophrenia and several other mental diseases. Having it once a week is too much, once every so often is ok. :)

      I'm an ex smoker, I smoked up to 2 packs a day normally for the last 5 years, when I went out drinking, I smoked a lot more – You are saying that its just as addictive as Heroin or any other drug, no, it's not, it's the same as every thing else, its all a mental addiction – I quit one day by deciding that I'm spending money on something harming me instead of something that can benefit me.

      Haven't had a craving since I quit.

  17. one thing most cigarette articles fail to mention is that most of the chemicals that smoke has are not the main reason for cancer but the polonium 210 radiation (the same radiation that killed the Russian spy in UK, and the radiation they found all over pubs and clubs just after that incident when it came to light that cigarettes contain this stuff, for a few days on the news) that comes from tobacco grown with radium 220 dosed chemical fertilizer. you don’t find that written on the warning on the packs when you buy them. that would stop smokers smoking!

  18. one thing most cigarette articles fail to mention is that most of the chemicals that smoke has are not the main reason for cancer but the polonium 210 radiation (the same radiation that killed the Russian spy in UK, and the radiation they found all over pubs and clubs just after that incident when it came to light that cigarettes contain this stuff, for a few days on the news) that comes from tobacco grown with radium 220 dosed chemical fertilizer. you don't find that written on the warning on the packs when you buy them. that would stop smokers smoking!

  19. 60 cigarettes in one hour… that means it took you over six hours to do this. damn. what about the second hand smoke buddy?

    also, sweet invention… like a powered bong, can you collect the smoke to smoke later?

    its true that lungs can clean themselves, also that the fertilizer used in the production of tobacco is the source of 90% of lung cancers due to the radioactive chemicals it contains, American Spirit Tobacco offers an organic alternative.

  20. My only problem with this video is that NOBODY smokes an entire cigarette in one puff. Let alone 2 cartons worth.

    Doesn’t make smoking any cooler, just these results a little over-exagerated.

    @Heavy Smoker:
    There’s been a new FDA study lately that low-nicotine tobacco has the effect of reducing the amount that a person smokes. Light cigarettes are not the same thing. They use more porous paper and filters to incorporate more air into the ‘drag’ than would otherwise have been there. The problem is that smokers are a hard bunch to fool, so they end up taking deeper, more frequent, drags. Preliminary studies with reduced nicotine tobacco does not seem to follow these same trends.

    As a smoker, i almost want to write my cogresspeoples to urge legislation giving the FDA control over the manufacture of cigarettes, to enforce a lower yield tobacco being made available.

  21. My only problem with this video is that NOBODY smokes an entire cigarette in one puff. Let alone 2 cartons worth.

    Doesn't make smoking any cooler, just these results a little over-exagerated.

    @Heavy Smoker:

    There's been a new FDA study lately that low-nicotine tobacco has the effect of reducing the amount that a person smokes. Light cigarettes are not the same thing. They use more porous paper and filters to incorporate more air into the 'drag' than would otherwise have been there. The problem is that smokers are a hard bunch to fool, so they end up taking deeper, more frequent, drags. Preliminary studies with reduced nicotine tobacco does not seem to follow these same trends.

    As a smoker, i almost want to write my cogresspeoples to urge legislation giving the FDA control over the manufacture of cigarettes, to enforce a lower yield tobacco being made available.

  22. 60 cigarettes in one hour… that means it took you over six hours to do this. damn. what about the second hand smoke buddy?

    also, sweet invention… like a powered bong, can you collect the smoke to smoke later?

    its true that lungs can clean themselves, also that the fertilizer used in the production of tobacco is the source of 90% of lung cancers due to the radioactive chemicals it contains, American Spirit Tobacco offers an organic alternative.

  23. I wish the video would play, but the packet loss is killing me.

    Anyways, I never started smoking, and stopped smoking weed about a month ago.

    I ride my bike a lot so it’s really bad on the lungs.

  24. I wish the video would play, but the packet loss is killing me.

    Anyways, I never started smoking, and stopped smoking weed about a month ago.

    I ride my bike a lot so it's really bad on the lungs.

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  26. People are so damn judgmental about smoking it’s ridiculous. If people want to smoke they should be able to, to each his own lungs.

    An addiction is an addiction, just like porn and coffee in the morning. Ever wondered what all that caffeine does to your brain activity?

    And until you’ve done heroin or crack I wouldn’t compare them to tobacco, asshole.

  27. People are so damn judgmental about smoking it's ridiculous. If people want to smoke they should be able to, to each his own lungs.

    An addiction is an addiction, just like porn and coffee in the morning. Ever wondered what all that caffeine does to your brain activity?

    And until you've done heroin or crack I wouldn't compare them to tobacco, asshole.

  28. smoking is never good. you people say that your lungs can clean themselves, which is true but they can’t always keep up to the amount your smoking.! Quitting is hard,and while your quitting you may not feel the best but in the end it’s worth it. You’ll have a cleaner happier life.!!!

  29. smoking is never good. you people say that your lungs can clean themselves, which is true but they can't always keep up to the amount your smoking.! Quitting is hard,and while your quitting you may not feel the best but in the end it's worth it. You'll have a cleaner happier life.!!!

  30. Reading all these comments make me sad. My boyfriend is a smoker of both cigs and weed – which very much depresses me because of the harmful things both do to a person’s body. My boyfriend doesn’t understand that or maybe just doesn’t want to understand it and to me, he doesn’t care… I felt like asking him to choose between me and his drugs would make him quit but I didn’t get the answer I expected… He definately chose the drugs and left me in the dust. His effects of smoking both is worrying me (the carelessness, forgetfulness, changes of behavior, “depemdancy,” etc.) and I hate to loose him but I really don’t think I can do anything to make him quit or realize what it’s doing to him. What depresses me the most is that he knows I don’t like to see him smoke or do drugs but he makes me watch and see him under that influence, but he doesn’t care. He did say that he’s willing to do anything for me, but he won’t leave his smoking for anything because he likes it, he’s a “smoker,” and his family smokes too and he sees nothing wrong with them. I feel like I’m the stupid one, trying to stick around because I love him and want to be with him and I feel like if he doesn’t quit (even temporarily) he won’t get any further in his life or accomplishing his dreams – just because his family hasn’t and the friends he hangs out with to smoke (which he does constantly) barely make a living but smoke their weed almost everyday if not every other day… He promised me he was going to try to quit and we made a deal (he gave a little and I gave a little) so I really hoped his smoking would stop. And today was his open house for graduation – he left his family and friends there for almost an hour to get a little high and to come back and say that our plans for this weekend are canceled because he’s going to go camping with his family and a bunch of weed so he can have a fun weekend with a constant high. I asked, what about our deal and your promise? and he just looked at me and asked, well what was I suppose to tell you? and that really hurt. I feel like I shouldn’t stay with him because what he does constantly hurts me and will him in the future, and I need some advice… Should I stay with him or let him go?

  31. Reading all these comments make me sad. My boyfriend is a smoker of both cigs and weed – which very much depresses me because of the harmful things both do to a person's body. My boyfriend doesn't understand that or maybe just doesn't want to understand it and to me, he doesn't care… I felt like asking him to choose between me and his drugs would make him quit but I didn't get the answer I expected… He definately chose the drugs and left me in the dust. His effects of smoking both is worrying me (the carelessness, forgetfulness, changes of behavior, "depemdancy," etc.) and I hate to loose him but I really don't think I can do anything to make him quit or realize what it's doing to him. What depresses me the most is that he knows I don't like to see him smoke or do drugs but he makes me watch and see him under that influence, but he doesn't care. He did say that he's willing to do anything for me, but he won't leave his smoking for anything because he likes it, he's a "smoker," and his family smokes too and he sees nothing wrong with them. I feel like I'm the stupid one, trying to stick around because I love him and want to be with him and I feel like if he doesn't quit (even temporarily) he won't get any further in his life or accomplishing his dreams – just because his family hasn't and the friends he hangs out with to smoke (which he does constantly) barely make a living but smoke their weed almost everyday if not every other day… He promised me he was going to try to quit and we made a deal (he gave a little and I gave a little) so I really hoped his smoking would stop. And today was his open house for graduation – he left his family and friends there for almost an hour to get a little high and to come back and say that our plans for this weekend are canceled because he's going to go camping with his family and a bunch of weed so he can have a fun weekend with a constant high. I asked, what about our deal and your promise? and he just looked at me and asked, well what was I suppose to tell you? and that really hurt. I feel like I shouldn't stay with him because what he does constantly hurts me and will him in the future, and I need some advice… Should I stay with him or let him go?