Monday, June 29, 2009

THE CHALLENGE!

Mom and Phil, this challenge is for you!


I challenge you to attend the smoking cessation hypnosis treatment at the Keller Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30th.


It's time to set aside the excuses,
quit dragging your feet, and do it!
If not for you, for the health of your family.




Let's talk about second hand smoke - something I think many smokers ignore at their convenience.


•Secondhand smoke has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a known cause of cancer in humans (Group A carcinogen).3


•Secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke. Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic ammonia and hydrogen cyanide.4


•Secondhand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year, including approximately 3,400 from lung cancer and 22,700-69,600 from heart disease.5


**** My point is smoking kills other people!!! What you do to yourself is one thing - but to our friends and family is another! ****


I have an interesting diagram
that shows the contents of cigarettes.
Take
a look!




Go ahead, light up! Sure, doesn't smoking toilet cleaner sound so good?!? How about methane??? Oh and don't forget to get your daily dose of arsenic!


Smoking is serious. Here it is - in black and white for you to read from quit-smoking-stop.com:


•Smoking KILLS


•Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking.


One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.


•Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.


•The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.


•This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and hands. Some smokers end up having their limbs amputated.


•Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.


•Changing to low-tar cigarettes does not help because smokers usually take deeper puffs and hold the smoke in for longer, dragging the tar deeper into their lungs.


•Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder. Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.


Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain put on your body by smoking often causes years of suffering. Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again, and suffer lung and heart failure.


•Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. Men who smoke are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers.


*Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.


•Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels which leads to heart attack.


•Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.


In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.



Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It is your choice what kind of life you live and the risks you take. Think of your friends and family. Think of Calvin and Cooper. It's time to be ready. Quit.


7:00p.m. at the Keller Convention Center tomorrow night.
Be there - get hypnotized.


It's $50 - and if either of you dare tell me that's expensive, I will kindly remind you that cigarettes are about $5.00/pack and if you smoke 2 packs a day - thus 14 packs a week - you spend at least $70/week on cigarettes... approximately $300/mo!


In all honesty, quit for yourself. Because you want to be healthier, you don't want cancer, and you want to increase your chances of living a long healthy life. Do it because you love yourself enough not to smoke toilet cleaner, arsenic, and methane. And when you've quit, be proud and announce it to everyone. You can do it!!!

2 comments:

Dawn said...

All well said. And if they need further proof, send them to my STC blog. Or I can bring my mom over and they can hear her rattle for themselves.
Go you!

Mrs R said...

Cigerettes are the devil. I AM QUITTING VERY SOON!!!