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    I have been trying to add to my profile, information others are allowed to read, e-mail address and the like. Stumbled across this blog and a little puzzled, to me it appears that some are looking to defend smoking, perhaps the "right" to smoke.
    I was a pack-a-day smoker for 52 years, had tried for most of my adult life to quit, patted myself on the back when managing three days, eleven days another time, three months but the wanting to light up lingered.
    Kids were grown and gone but my wife and I kept the same five bedroom house. Two stray cats, Missy mine. Both cats had been declawed before they moved in with us. Missy was with us for 27 years, bit everyone in the house but me, tiny, calico. Lady was 20 when she died, heavy, thirty-three pounds.
    My wife had a dog, actually a pure bred poodle from the humane society, Sasha. When Sasha was twelve years old she became, according to my wife, "she's your dog, you know it, I know it and she bloody well knows it". That was the day when one of my daughters brought a mixed Llahso-apso, one which a vet, the one my daughter used, would not put "Bud" down at the request of a customer; Bud hated men, took hime three weeks to sit by me.
    Sasha was twenty years old when she died. Two days before I buried her. A few days later I realized I had not bought cigarettes, haven't smoked since that time, 2007.
    I now have emphysema, diagnosed a year and a half after Sasha passed. Whether my ailment is because I smoked makes no never mind to me, bottom line is that smokers stink, the smell lingers and the people around smokers seldom complain. I doubt that anyone can voice a defence except the people who collect the tax.....as for less people smoking how can you say that people are still dying from cancer ? I have no figures at my finger tips but I did report a report in regards to breast cancer and it appears that there has been a huge drop in the number of woman dying from that.....actually prostate cancer now takes more men than breast cancer takes women.
  2. swiftest's Avatar
    I have been trying to add to my profile, information others are allowed to read, e-mail address and the like. Stumbled across this blog and a little puzzled, to me it appears that some are looking to defend smoking, perhaps the "right" to smoke.
    I was a pack-a-day smoker for 52 years, had tried for most of my adult life to quit, patted myself on the back when managing three days, eleven days another time, three months but the wanting to light up lingered.
    Kids were grown and gone but my wife and I kept the same five bedroom house. Two stray cats, Missy mine. Both cats had been declawed before they moved in with us. Missy was with us for 27 years, bit everyone in the house but me, tiny, calico. Lady was 20 when she died, heavy, thirty-three pounds.
    My wife had a dog, actually a pure bred poodle from the humane society, Sasha. When Sasha was twelve years old she became, according to my wife, "she's your dog, you know it, I know it and she bloody well knows it". That was the day when one of my daughters brought a mixed Llahso-apso, one which a vet, the one my daughter used, would not put "Bud" down at the request of a customer; Bud hated men, took hime three weeks to sit by me.
    Sasha was twenty years old when she died. Two days before I buried her. A few days later I realized I had not bought cigarettes, haven't smoked since that time, 2007.
    I now have emphysema, diagnosed a year and a half after Sasha passed. Whether my ailment is because I smoked makes no never mind to me, bottom line is that smokers stink, the smell lingers and the people around smokers seldom complain. I doubt that anyone can voice a defence except the people who collect the tax.....as for less people smoking how can you say that people are still dying from cancer ? I have no figures at my finger tips but I did report a report in regards to breast cancer and it appears that there has been a huge drop in the number of woman dying from that.....actually prostate cancer now takes more men than breast cancer takes women.