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Cigarettes: Is Quitting Worth It?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on August 19, 2019 17:09

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This article is written to hopefully elicit some intelligent response from those who read it. I am in need of hope, and I have to wonder if I am barking up a fruitless tree.

I have written before about this smoking thing, and here I am again with a question for my readers. The question relates to not smoking and terrible anxiety.

To apparently try to help me quit the cigarette habit, my doctor suggested an additional tranquilizer which I was told to cut in half, and to use at those times that the whole pill didn't seem to work to quell the feeling of anxiety that has haunted me.

I have to wonder whether at eighty four it really matters anymore whether I smoke. How long can I expect to live if I continue to smoke? And on the other hand, how long can I go on living if I stop smoking now?

In the past, I shared that I had been smoking since I was seventeen years old. What I find unrealistic is the concept that if I stopped smoking about a month ago, and continue not to smoke, it can add years to my life.

The damage done by the cigarettes I have smoked has to have done enough that stopping now doesn't matter very much. I would greatly appreciate hearing from someone who really knows, that having stopped a month ago and continuing not to smoke will add good, healthy years to her life and will make a real difference as it relates to her longevity.

I have written with questions before. However, this one is very important to me. Naturally I have an ongoing desire to go back to smoking, which I have somehow been able to survive. Believe me, I am not bragging, but this seems rather ridiculous to me. One has to wonder if there are any doctors who read The Latest and can supply me with the statistical information that a lifetime of smoking can be greatly affected if the smoker makes a decision to stop smoking at the age of 84.

In addition, don't I have other organs which are deteriorating naturally, and which are not effected by smoking whether or not I continue to do it?

Sure those family members I speak with think that I am doing something wonderful. However, are they living in the dark?

I sincerely hope that whoever reads this article is qualified to respond to my questions or knows someone who may have answers.  

Marlene Geiser

Posted on August 19, 2019 17:09

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