I am sure that all of you smokers are getting really tired of
hearing about how bad smoking is, and how if you don't stop you'll
get cancer and what not. But those people just don't know what
their talking about do they? It could never happen to you right?
You're perfectly healthy, right? To all of you, I know your pain.
I have watched friends be part of the smoke screen for the
past five years. I call it a smoke screen, because I have noticed
that no matter what people tell them or the straight up evidence
of smoking's negative effects and the fatalities, they just don't
seem to either see it or care. It's like they are blinded by
the smoke that they inhale. However, for those of you that have
been smoking for a year or more and still think that smoking
has had no negative effects on you, try and run two blocks. For
those of you who can still run two blocks, how do you feel? Are
you having trouble breathing? Perhaps you are feeling a little
dizzy? The tar and other chemicals in the cigarettes that you
are so in love with, have clogged the cells in your lungs preventing
oxygen from getting to your brain and muscles. If any of you
can still run two blocks and feel fine, I am proud of you, I
definitely didn't think you could do it!
Now I know that some of you feel that you have no reason to
run, and therefor you are fine, right? Wrong. You know that big
ball of disgusting brownish-yellow phlegm that you cough up all
the time? Well, there used to be tiny little threadlike features
in your throat called cilia that used to get rid of that on it's
own, but since the chemicals in cigarettes has killed them, you
now get to do it your self! Yummy!
Can you still say that smoking has had no effect on your life,
or physical health? Just take a look at Mrs Marostica's poster
at Westgate on the effects of smoking and tell me if you still
want a cigarette. It would definitely give me the inspiration