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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Stop Smoking Now ..... A Little Incentive

I was sitting and watching TV after a sumptuous little meal, and then this commercial came on, causing me to almost lose my lunch. You don't have to tell me to quit smoking. It's something I did quite some time ago. It wasn't easy, and it took me a few times to do it, but one really severe lung infection was finally enough to scare me out of my love for beadies and cigarillos (those little brown cigarettes). Warning....this video is just a bit gross! But if it helps you quit, then I'm all for it! :)




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6 comments:

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

What's with that guy anyway, was he using his toes to smoke? LOL!

I quit smoking on January 1st 2007 and I've spent 15 months really clean. I can smell the air oomph, It's smog!:-)

Honestly, I just quit he whole and got tired of thing, especially people approaching me to ask me to stop or go elsewhere. Besides, it really wasn't healthy. :-) --Durano, done!

Urban Thought said...

I don't need a video to tell me to stop smoking. I put a cig to my mouth one time. I believe it was in my tweens. I ended up being sick for a week. Coughing and gagging off of one puff of smoke. I thought I had black lung or something.

The videos are crazy. I saw the one with the woman with no fingers. They also have the one with the guy and no throat. They also showed the person with no feet.

So knowing that puffing smoke through your lungs can do all that to you will lead me to believe my decision was a smart one.

I'm glad that you quit when you did. I know they say don't be a quitter and all that but when your life is on the line then you have to rethink and realize that being a quitter is OK. Cause some battles are just not worth fighting.

The Fitness Diva said...

Lol, Durano. Looks like he did take at least a puff or two with those toes..... ;)

People who don't smoke have no clue how hard it is to quit once you're really into the habit of it. It's not only a nicotine addiction, but an oral fixation as well. That's why so many people gain weight when they quit. You still want to put something in your mouth to feel good.
I can still remember my favorite cigs: the first one of the day, the one after you eat, and the one you light up after a couple sips of alcohol! A Bud and a cig was the way to go! Unless I was being "girly". Then it was a glass of Merlot and a cig. lol

So glad I let that all go, though. You really can smell the air better!
And no more smelly cigarette hair!
That's the best part! ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Oh, yeah, Urban, the one with the woman who had the tips of her fingers amputated!!!!
Talk about shock value!

The funny thing is, that's the same thing that can happen to you from leading an unhealthy lifestyle just overeating. Overeating and obesity lead to type II diabetes, and if you keep it up, you end up losing limbs. Adult onset diabetes is a bitch. That's why you must do what you have to to take care of your body. Better diet and exercise!

That way, we get to keep all our fingers and toes! ;)

James Tubman said...

i presently smoke

and that is a big motivation to quit

how about having the government shut down the cigarette companies

millions of people have dies from the use of these cancer sticks

isn't that cause enough diva

talk to me diva

please talk to me lol

Jewells said...

I bet it is hard as heck to quit smoking. I'm having hard time letting go of Doritos and ice cream. Not to make light of the subject by any means.

There are just so many people who smoke that it's crazy, especially kids still in school. It's almost like the "cool" thing to do. People are doing it to get breaks from work. Creating habits without paying attention to the hazards.

 
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