To your question why to stop smoking, I have
got several answers for you. But for my question why to continue with
smoking, you may not have any answer at all. If at all you have one, it
could be your obstinacy or helplessness. If it is helplessness, I am
willing to help you. If it is obstinacy, it is high time that you mend
your ways and give it up for your own good and good of all those
concerned with you intimately.
By now, you are
well versed about the damages smoking can cause to you. You experience
the warning signals as regards your health. Your doctor has warned you
about the weakening lungs, the stress and the high blood pressure, and
it has advised you to cut down smoking drastically. It is high time that
you crush your cravings, before the total collapse.
I know one
case, where the individual gave up smoking abruptly and once for all,
after visiting the cancer ward of a hospital. He had gone there to visit
one of his ailing friends, but the condition of many patients who were
the nicotine addicts in one form or the other, simply sent shivers in
him. Their suffering was great and their pain was great. In some cases,
parts of their body were amputated. The expenses for treatment were
Out of sheer fright and
probably due to combination of other circumstances, he left smoking from
that day for ever. I must admire the determination of that man. There
are many, who, even if they were to be shown their own ghosts, would not
give up smoking!
The same old story-either helplessness or
My another question to you is why you should stop
smoking. This is a blunt question. Whether you want to live and whether
you want to go up in smoke? You need to live for the sake of yourself
and for the sake of your near and dear ones. You have a collective
responsibility to live.
Various governments try
their best to dissuade people from smoking, through the advertisement
campaigns and other relevant methods. On the other hand, the governments
issue more and more licenses for more and more tobacco products.
governments may have political or economic compulsions, but remember
none can stop you from not smoking. It is your free will. When millions
like you stop smoking, the tobacco factories will declare lock out
Apart from the major reasons as to why you should
stop smoking, you have experienced many minor reasons. It makes the
clothes smell, your teeth will be yellow and in many cases dotted with
cavities and your wife is in total disagreement with you on account of
your smoking habit.
She is disagreeing with you for a great
cause. If you wish for a cease-fire with her, cease smoking! Nothing
else will convince her!