Ok so I was meant to give up and FINE I cheated every now and then with a little small eeny teeny puff. Did I feel good after each puff? No, it tasted like I had dragged my tongue over a dirty pavement and then back again. I think it is round about now when I tell you or rather suggest that you don’t read on if you have either a weak stomach or smoke…. the inconvenient truth is not pretty.
I have been smoking since the age of 14, I only really got into it when I was 18, by the age of 21 I smoked 60 a day if not more. I have donated many brain cells to this cause, I am now 29 going on 50.
Nope not joking, 50 is the age of my lungs, 29 the age of everything else (not the liver mind). So here comes the disgusting bit that I really can’t avoid. The lungs on the left is what I should have, the lungs on the right are probably still better than what I have today as I sit here and type this.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Disgusting isn’t it… well that’s the truth of the matter, mine are black and if scientists are to be believed dripping in the tar
Thing is it’s not only the lungs that get nailed in the process of puffing on that little stick of death, it’s the organs in body, the stomach, the fingers (yip), the lips, its the WORKS!
Go on, I dare you to watch this video…
Think I’m kidding? Ever looked at a smokers mouth? Smoke long enough and you get to see the most beautiful sores (similar to the cancerous ones seen on the right) . Kiss sexy lips goodbye and accept that, if you continue to smoke, you will be welcoming that with open arms and closed lungs.
Ok forget the sores and disgusting images for a moment, have you ever kissed an ashtray? Licked a dirty one? Go on I dare you… yip it’s disgusting. And the cherry on the cake? I used to be able to sing soprano and keep a good note, now well I’m an alto with a difference. Gums? It can also cause gum disease and damage your sense of taste.
The most serious damage smoking causes in this area is an increased risk of cancer in your lips, tongue, throat, voice box and oesophagus (gullet).
So you want to have kids one day do you?
I think its way worse for men but then if I said that I wouldn’t be totally honest. Apparently smoking can kill those little squiggly things and cause an enforced chop chop. For woman it is just as bad especially if you have endometriosis or any other wonderful womanly gifted disease. These little puffs of cyanide encourage it to grow, brings more pain and in the end your body just goes “here’s my eggs take them I don’t need them anymore”. So folks, smoking and the want of children, better known as human samples, well they don’t go too well together.
The health risks that smoking causes to your heart are very dangerous. Your veins and arteries become blocked and narrow you are at a greatly increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms.
Getting that blood flowing round your body?
No problemo folks! Oh sorry wait I got that wrong, see your veins start to shrink from lack of oxygen, they become little teeny weeny pipes… nah, it doesn’t stop there… they then become rock solid and coated in yummy fat also due to lack of oxygen but possibly also to do with the cyanide and carbon monoxide inhalation.
Fancy getting old quick?
I am testament to this one, I am starting to get those smoking wrinkles on the side of my mouth, yip the ones I pass off as laughing lines (heh yeah right).
Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen to the skin. This means that skin ages more quickly and looks grey and dull. The toxins in your body also cause cellulite…. <— whoa hmmm
To make matters better, no matter how much milk you drink you’re almost guaranteed the delightful disease of osteoporosis. Yes you heard it right, smoking can cause bones to get weak and brittle. Women need to be especially careful because you are 5-10% more likely to suffer from osteoporosis than non smokers. <– not pretty is it.
The cherry on the cake?
What is the point in damaging the one vessel you have to move around in, one that does not use gasoline but rather delicious food?
What is the point in not loving yourself enough to give your lungs a break?
What is the point of breathing in the very poison that the Nazi’s carried around their necks?
Now I dare you to watch the below videos, go on you have nothing to lose do you? Well apart from the fact that if you continue to smoke it’ll be the gums, lungs and not to mention life…