Narrative Smoking

Topics: Smoking, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tobacco smoking Pages: 4 (942 words) Published: October 8, 2011

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Freedom from smoking

Smoking cigarettes was one of the worst if not the worst habit I ever had I am finally free from smoking.

I started smoking cigarettes at the very young age of fifteen. I did it because everybody else was doing it. I thought it

was the cool thing to do. I was a kid who just wanted to fit in. I remember how that first cigarette tasted. It was a menthol

cigarette and it was kind of a cool sensation. It was rough on my throat and made me cough. But I continued because

everyone else in my group was doing it, and I was not going to be left out. I never though about the health risk of smoking

I was young and indestructible.

At age 20 I awoke one morning after a long night at the local dance club, where I had consumed to much alcohol and I

felt like I had smoked a carton of cigarettes. I quit smoking. Just like that. For Ten years I did not pick up another

cigarette. Then one night I was out at a club with some friends and everyone was having a great time. My friend was

smoking and I ask them for a cigarette. That is when it all started again. Next thing I new I was buying cigarettes and has

a full blown addiction. I again did not even think about the health risk. Sure I had heard about people getting lung cancer,

emphysema , and all the other health risk of smoking. But for the human belif that it would not happen to me I kept right

on smoking.

I did not know that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Smoking causes more deaths each year than by all

deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and

murders combined.

Then one day I was at work, I started feeling like I was coming down with a cold. I went

home and went to bed. About 3 hour later I was having a hard time breathing. I had to sit up...
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