A Sobering Experiment on Smoking


Senior Member
7 Jun 2011

If all the facts about smoking have not convinced you of its dangers, try this:

Step 1: Take a puff on a lit cigarette without actually inhaling the smoke into your lungs. Just suck it in and hold it in your mouth.

Step 2: Take a piece of white handkerchief or clean tissue and hold it up to your mouth.

Step 3: Exhale the smoke through the handkerchief or tissue and you will be able to see the tar that is would have been deposited into your lungs, had you inhaled the smoke into your lungs. Keep in mind this happens in every breath of smoke. Just image the cumulative effects of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for years!
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3 Feb 2013
Every smoker is well acquainted with the gut-wrenching fear that comes when the day we've planned to quit smoking arrives. We're suddenly filled with doubt about whether cessation is a good idea. Maybe we should wait until we're not so busy and stressed. Next week or month would be easier we tell ourselves, as we light up and settle back into the haze of denial that comes with nicotine addiction.

Don't let fear stop you before you get started. Push through and stub out that last cigarette. You can do it and the rewards awaiting you are well worth the effort it takes to quit.