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Help! Please Quit Smoking

by on September 5, 2011 >> 15 Comments
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Cigarette companies and their invested parties do not care about you! Your well-being and interests are at the bottom of their priority list! Yet you have put their interests at the very top of yours – even above your health!

What are their interests?

To make money, and more money, and even more money – at whatever cost.

What are your interests?

To live a long, wholesome, happy lifespan? To be around long enough to meet your grandchildren? To be around to see your children or grandchildren graduate college? These may not be your particular interests, but whatever they are, smoking cigarettes will not in any way, shape or form help you accomplish them. As for the cigarette companies and their invested parties, you are helping them accomplish their goal – everyday.

By now you know that there are over 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke. The major cigarette companies have put forward a list of the 599 additives that they use to make their cigarettes. These additives, when burned or heated, produce the over 4000 chemicals that cigarette smoke emits. We do not know if this list that the cigarette companies have produced is all-inclusive; however, the chemicals listed are enough to make anyone alarmed.

The 12 chemicals shown in the diagram below are chosen and highlighted because of their extremely damning effects – especially when heated. These chemicals are already highly toxic by themselves, and become even more deadly when mixed with each other, and especially when heated as they form entirely different dangerous properties when heated.

Chemical Components of Cigarette Smoke

Of course, cigarettes are not the only source of dangerous hazards affecting our health, there are many others polluting the air we breathe, and placed in the foods we eat and the water we drink. Our vehicles constantly pollute the air and plant manufacturers such as shoe companies emit the dangerous tar in the air everyday. Some of the chemicals found in cigarettes are used in medications, vaccines, household products, and even food products.

But let’s say that all these chemicals are in all these products, and are also emitted in the air everyday by vehicular traffic and plant manufacturers, aren’t they already enough to cause major health problems? Why add another totally preventable, hazardous option to ruin our health?

Think about it! Motor vehicles, plant facilities, medications, vaccines, household products, food products, and water supplies contain one or more of the chemicals listed; cigarette has all of these chemicals and its smoke produces more chemicals as the cigarette is burned. This makes cigarette smoking the absolute main source of dangerous hazards that causes these diseases such as the most dominant – lung cancer to inflict not only its smokers, but claim the lives of non-smoking victims alike.

Choosing not to smoke or quitting smoking is very much doable as this is an individual choice. There is no one else that must be consulted with, in order to make your decision whether to start smoking or not, or quit smoking or not. You are the sole decision maker which makes the process much more accomplishable. It is in each of us hands to make this healthy living choice, not just for ourselves, but for our family, friends, and neighbors.

Why can’t lawmakers restrict tobacco industries or place a ban on them?

For those of us proposing that the government should ban cigarette companies from making cigarettes or force them to eliminate these deadly chemicals – that will never happen! Firstly, too many lawmakers are involved with these companies whether directly or indirectly, resulting in a ‘conflict of interest’ and secondly, the chemicals all seem to work together to lure people to keep wanting more, and to fulfill whatever other need the makers intended them to fulfill.

If you look at this who is who in the tobacco industry list you will notice that some of these big name supporters of tobacco have had issues with smoking themselves, some to the point of death. Some have also tried to introduce safer methods of cigarette use to no avail. If one or a few of them are not in agreement with the chemicals that are being used in cigarette, or better yet, want to quit being a part of the tobacco industry, the problem would not be solved. The majority of the key players would have to be on board for a full overhaul to take place, and this is very unlikely to happen.

These organizations, like many others, are money driven and so are the parties with invested interest. They have a lot to lose by changing the way they do things or completely closing their doors. As individuals, we are unlike them! We have nothing to lose and better health to gain if we stop supporting them. If each of us make the conscious decision not to smoke or to stop smoking, the cigarette companies will have no choice but to close their doors and you, me, and so many others will have a chance to live a healthier, longer lifespan. This is the reason I am reaching out to you and not the lawmakers or tobacco makers. Smokers build and enrich these companies, yet smokers’ interests are at the bottom of these companies and invested parties list of priorities.

I have never smoke a day in my life; however, from researches that I have conducted involving people who have successfully quit smoking, I have composed a how to quit smoking for good blog article with a few tips geared towards helping any smoker to quit smoking. I sincerely hope this helps, and I wish you all the best life has to offer.

Quit smoking today! Take back control of your life! Put yourself first! Invest your hard earned money in your future – not in the tobacco companies and their invested parties, future!

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15 Responses to Help! Please Quit Smoking

  1. Katherine on October 2, 2011 at 11:04 am

    It is definitely a money making thing. I’m sure they do not think twice about the health effects for smokers as well as non-smokers. It is all about their bottom line!

    I have never smoked but I have heard so many people say how hard it is to stop smoking. However, I know quite a few people who have quit and they say it was the hardest thing to do. Some of them did not quite make it until their third attempt, but they did, which means it is possible.

    Seems to me the best thing to do is not to start smoking in the first place. I think we need to get this out there more so young people can be aware, and also find a way to get them to see firsthand the disaster smoking causes. Maybe take them to visit a lung cancer ward in a hospital to see the patients, and also have a doctor explain the possible contributors, of which smoking is number one.

    Something needs to be done to stop this smoking epidemic. Thanks for putting this out here, where it needs to be.

    By the way, love your title :)

    • Marie on October 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Their bottom line indeed Katherine!

      It is definitely a challenge to quit but it is totally possible. I think your suggestions make sense; parents, guardians, and even teachers could work together to implement this. I believe it would give teenagers a different perspective, other than ‘smoking makes you look cool’

      Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Marilyn on October 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    You got that right Marie! Cigarette companies and their people certainly could not care less what their product’s effects are on the public. It is just such a pity that most people cannot get sober long enough to realize what the products are doing to them and the rest of us.

    Love your headline “Help! Please Quit Smoking” I am with you!

  3. Mario on October 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I am so against cigarette smoking, because of the harm it has done to two of my relatives. If it was up to me, all cigarette companies would be shut down. Period. Anyone caught selling or using anything that is lit and lets off smoke would be heavily penalized.

    You are right, the owners of cigarette companies do not care about us, and yet these smokers care so much about them – indirectly of course, but nonetheless.

    As far as the government they don’t give a heck.

    • Marie on October 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

      Mario, sorry about your relatives suffering. It is very sad when we have to lose loved ones over things that are somewhat out of our control. People who smoke, choose to do so, but the people who choose not to should not have to suffer because of the ones who do.

      I wish there was a better way for smokers to get whatever they get from smoking. I also wish that cigarette companies and their invested parties would think about their users health, and somehow find a way to rid cigarette of the harmful chemicals.

      Too many people have suffered, and are suffering as a result of cigarette smoke.
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  4. Marie on January 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Absolutely Andrew, self-will is a must. The good news is, it can be done. It is possible to quit smoking. Individuals will have to take it upon themselves to quit, wait on the government or the cigarette companies, and cigarette smoking will not go away.

    Thanks for contributing.
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  5. Quit Smoking Tip That Can Change Your Life on January 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.
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  6. John on February 22, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Old habits are really hard to break, but it can be done!

    • Marie on February 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Absolutely John! Quitting cigarette smoking is not an easy task, but it can be done because many have done it. If a person need to quit that much – they will!

      Thanks for your input.
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  7. Brett on August 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I think this is one of the most vital info for me, and I am happy to read your article. Cigarette smoking is detrimental, and quitting is a challenge, but it is necessary to find a way to quit. The site style is ideal, the articles are really nice : D. Good job, cheers
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    • Marie on February 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Detrimental Indeed Brett! Thank you.

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