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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Not Healthy

Yet again I was tempted to smoke last weekend. I really should stop staying in places that will cause me to inhale second hand smoke as this will intensify the urge to breathe in the much cleaner smoke straight from one of the minions of Death disguised as a long white stick with a filter on one end and the legal substitute for something dried and leafy filling in on the other end. I told my friend, “the next time that stick will send me a very teasing invitation, I might just give in.

My friend replied to me that the next time I will see a stick, with or without the teasing invitation, I just need to look back and say, “You are not as good as you think you are”.

Then incidentally, right on cue, I got this message through my mobile from a MD friend.

“Saw your post. Indeed, cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.”

That simple message gave me a light mind yet a heavy heart to come up with a decision. For this, I will heed the doctor’s advice. I will not smoke anymore. Not even a puff. I replied to him with gratitude yet a tinge of loneliness as I firmly say goodbye to one of my addictions.

“I know. It is unhealthy not only for the lungs but as well as for the heart.”

I hope this will be the last that I have to do.


Mr. Scheez said...

Kaya yan =)

Tristan Tan said...

Once again, I believe you.

dabo said...

try visiting lung center of the philippines for a change.

seriously pare.

dabo said...

samahan kita.

Mugen said...

I stopped smoking not because I am concerned with my health but because I get into trouble with my throat.

After my recovery, i only smoked once
so far, my body isn't desperately seeking nicotine.

So long as I'm out of clubs or booze parties, I will remain sober.

john stanley said...

smoking is addictive, but so are booze and sex(?). at some point, you have to drop something. i guess smoking should definitely be the first.

kaya yan =)

joaqui_miguel said...

@mr. sheez: I know. Thanks. :)

@Tristan Tan: Wow! Thanks for commenting again after a long long while. :)

You know what my rebuttal is. hehehe

@dabo: Thanks for the concern bro. Yeah sure, maybe we can arrange that? Thanks so much! :)

@mugen: Good thing my body does not seek it too. Although at times it is really hard when the people around you not only smoke but also induce some stress level to your day (yeah, you and you hehehe).

@john stanley: Thanks! I'm not addicted to either. :)

@"Mr. Ego" and "Mr. Out-of-the-Box": Yeah, this is really about smoking! :) And the word verification for this is "toxyc". lol


I have not smoked for nearly 2 years now.

I am now Physically healthy, but not mentally and emotionally.

joaqui_miguel said...

@kris jasper: I have stopped smoking for 2 months, I think.

I, too, am not enmotionally healthy. :(

Anonymous said...

i dont smoke pero marami na yatang pumasok na usok sa katawan ko. talk about second-hand smoke. :)

joaqui_miguel said...

@joshmarie: Yeah, from a smoker to second-hand smoker. That's me. :)

marco said...

I don't smoke and never really tried. I got a friend and she said she's gonna stop smoking but I think she could hardly do that because of the influence of our other workmates who smokes in their breaks at the lung center.

i believe you can do that joaqui

thanks for your advanced greeting =)


Jake Tornado said...

We are our worst enemies when it comes to breaking vices. I wish you good luck. :)

joaqui_miguel said...

@marco: Thanks! No problem. :)

@jake tornado: I agree. Thanks. :)