John B.'s Story

New Hampshire – I don't have cancer, but I hope I never will. I have seen firsthand how painful and devastating cancer is not just for the person dying, but on family members, children, parents, siblings, friends and other relatives. It is not just one person suffering and dying, it is a whole family. The damage is unimaginable. I still have my parents, thank God, but I have lost so many relatives. Uncles, Aunts, cousins, friends, neighbors, customers, all to cancer, but more specifically; SMOKING! I have heard too many times that;" oh, it's my, life”, " we're all going to die sometime", or "it'll never affect me”. But it happens fast, it is ugly, and it is painful. And it affects everyone around. Not just the dying person. To smoke, to disregard warnings, is the most selfish, and irresponsible thing you can do to your family. I am sorry to say, but to me, it is worse than suicide, murder, war, child abuse, and everything else. I find it more than offensive, I consider it criminal. I do not comprehend how someone can do that to themselves and others I love the 12 family members I have lost to smoking, but I wish they were still here. I miss them. If you care about yourself and your family, Don't Smoke! Don't abuse your body, get checkups, visit your doctor, don't give up on life.

 

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