Thursday, February 28, 2008

My friend finally stopped smoking

My friend was a heavy smoker, he finally quit smoking. He told me that he felt weak in his body and lost the stamina. He does not want his life to be shortened because of smoking as he still has something to accomplish in his life.
I am really happy for his courage, I told him that he should not smoke again if someone offer him cigarette. It is true that he will slowly regain his strength, his lung power definitely will be strengthened. Of course, I would not smell the bad smell from his month,clothe again.
Everybody knows that nowadays no tobacco advestisements on tv, radio, bus station are allowed. Many countries have already started to warn their citizens the danger of smoking cigarette like lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease. It is important to know that cigarettes contain nicotine, cyanide, they are actually poisons that can get people easily addicted and cost you thousands of dollars a year.
I am really glad to know that my friend really has the will power to stop the bad habit. The wonderful thing is that my friend starts educating the children the danger of smoking and show them how to cultivate the healthy life style instead of just keep on smoking.
My sincere wish to smokers to become non-smokers as soon as possible, stay healthy, free from ”SMOKES”
What is you view about smoking?
I have received few comments as follow
Anggatious said,
Yes, we should advise our friends to stop smoking, because it is not only the smoker but all those who can inhale the smoke will have the bad chance of having cancer and other illnesses. My father is a chain smoker, he started at age 15 but he stopped when he reached 45, it is my elder brother who advised him to stop so that my brothers will not follow and our home will become a smoke free home. At first he is reluctant but because he feel something bad and had not been relieved with his cough, he tried stopping by simply eating candies whenever he wants to smoke. And he did it….he stopped…until now, he is healthy and we are all healthy….and we are a no smoking family…my papa is 73, and still working in the farm…give lectures in the church and very active in church and community affairs. So STOP SMOKING NOW…you still have time…Be a smoke free family….Good luck to all and I love this site….very nice….the topics are good. Congratulations to the bloggers.
Adiska - Indonesia said,
Nice blog you have. And I think you are a nice friend, because you cares about your friend's life. Gbu
Please visit http://adiska.blogspot.com/
Helen said,
Nice blog. The smokers should stop smoking . It is good for themselves and the people around them.
Xukami said,
Ya, I agree with you. I really don't like a man who often smoke everyday. It's a bad habit, not good for health.If I want to find a boyfriend, He should be non-smoker.

35 comments:

I Love Philippines! said...

A very good post again. Actually, I am shocked to know that it's not allowed to advertise.. Because as my memory serves me, I rememebr so much cigarette ads in the Philippines back then.

Your post (this post) intrigued me and I asked around here... only to know that here in Italy, more than 20 years ago, mean, before I was born, it was already not legal to advertise cigarette. I don't know why we still have in the Philippines!

I Love Philippines! said...

A very good post again. Actually, I am shocked to know that it's not allowed to advertise.. Because as my memory serves me, I rememebr so much cigarette ads in the Philippines back then.

Your post (this post) intrigued me and I asked around here... only to know that here in Italy, more than 20 years ago, mean, before I was born, it was already not legal to advertise cigarette. I don't know why we still have in the Philippines!

Sexy and Healthy said...

I don't know what's with cigarettes making people addicted to it.. For me it is very destructive and a waste of money! But maybe for smokers, they benefit from it...but you are right, it's really STINKY!

fwidman said...

I have smoked for the better part of almost 50 years. Doesn't seem likely that I will ever give them up, not because they are addictive, but rather, because I still enjoy smoking :) I don't care much for the laws that now govern where I can smoke though LOL
I do advise people NOT to smoke, especially if they are still young people. For most, it is a nasty habit that they will regret taking up.

jen said...

honestly...i find your site very very nice... simple yet very informative... i love your site... very very nice!!!! congrats!!!!

regarding the issue on smoking... i certainly agree that this world must be smoke-free... to save more lives and the lives of the future generation... i admire your friend's will power to stop smoking. it takes a great deal of courage to do that!

keep on posting!!!! i'll be dropping by more often! thanks

coolingstar9 said...

I love philippines,
The Banning
of advertisement is simply discourageing people from smoking.
I do not have the exact figures how many countries banned it.
The government will decide it.
Have a good weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

Sexy and healthy,
You do not have the smoking habit, keep it up. Have a wonderful weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

fwidman,
You do not encourage younger to smoke, I believe you are doing the right thing.
Enjoy your long weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

jen,
Thank you for your compliment.

You said:" honestly...i find your site very very nice... simple yet very informative... i love your site... very very nice!!!! congrats!!!"
It is true that I simply like to write simple and short blogs. I have more room to improve and I know whch area which I need to strengthen, I will do my best.

Regarding the issue on smoking... You agree that this world must be smoke-free... to save more lives and the lives of the future generation and you admire my friend's will power to stop smoking. it takes a great deal of courage to do that!
You have the right thinking and caring the new generation, well done.
You hope that I will keep on posting!!!! and you'll be dropping by more often!
thanks jen fro your support. I just do it as long as having one reader.
Have a nice day.

nisha said...

Hi coolingstar.. so glad to see you being so popular:) i hate those who smoke and advice them to quit! give your friend a hi5 from me!!:)

coolingstar9 said...

nisha,
I am really happy that you always visit, your presence here not only give me happiness but give me strength to move forward.
The most happiest moment is that you have given me nisha friendship award , It is so nice of you, it gives me warmth. It reminds me to be friendly to bloggers, readers, all human being.
I will treasure it and continue to visit you whenever I free.
Have a nice day.

Faisal Admar said...

I was shock that a person who is popular like you drop by at my blog. Thanks.

Ok This topic is cool. I have difficulty to advise some friends, colleagues in fact my own father and brother in law. I don't want any bad thing [eg: quarrel] happen between me and them. I tried few times talked to mom and asked mom to advise him on my behalf, but seem it was just a waste of time. My dad, he has a bad diabetes which he needs to take injection of insulin. Worse than that, his left toe had been cut off caused by gangrene.

I'm proud that you managed to advise your friend and his courage to stop smoking. I know how hard it is.

Anyway, very nice blog =)
Keep it up the good work!

bluedreamer27 said...

wow great postcoolingstarghheh
cigarrette smoking is really dangerous toour health so wemust avoid it
by the way im now having a contest meme hope you join my friend have a greatday

grottynosh said...

Hi my friend,
Smoking is definitely a bad thing, and it is also very addictive. Being an ex-smoker I know LOL, but I would advise everyone not to even consider smoking, they will remain healthier, smell nicer and so on.
I have added you to my blogroll on Free PC Security and Life blogs.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Colin

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi coolingstar9,

wow.. Most of the people commented above me said that you are a famous person! I should be proud too :D

I already have two of my close friends stop smoking just because the price of cigarettes in Malaysia are skyrocketing. Nice move I should say

bluecrystaldude

Il Monetiser said...

I like the smell of fresh smoke (just puffed) but the after effect is really bad. The stink stays in shirt and in the mouth.

It looks very disgusting to me. I never think I could ever smoke in my life. I love my health and I don't want to smell bad as well.

One good post again, coolingstar!

BeverLy's Secret said...

hihi~~
nice post...
You did a GREAT JOB!!

send my regards to your friend who quit smoking...Tell him, he did a great job too~~

happy to know you, stay in touch~~

HANNA said...

Hi!
Thx for visiting and commenting my blog,
Take care from Italy,
((((HUGS))))

The All Seeing Eye said...

Congrats to your friend. I wouldn't have guven my girlfriend much of a chance of she hadn't stopped smoking. It's a blessing to both of us that she stopped. Seeing a lady smoke is an ender for me.

Hero† said...

ass, i hate smokers too.
and because of that. i can't get along with my classmate cause...
everytime we went to eat, i sit alone in non-smoking area, and they sit in smoking area =.=

coolingstar9 said...

faisal admar,
You had done your part. Some can quit easily, some need constant reminder.
It shows that once we become addicts, it ready need strong will to change.
Hope you continue to advise people quit smoking.
Have a nice day.
bluedreamer27,
You know the danger of smoking, it is really good.
Some contest for me? I will take a look, have a good sunday.

coolingstar9 said...

grottynosh,
You are ex-smoker, you know exactly how the smoking affecting you in the past. I believe you are definitely more healthier.
Thanks for your advice to people--not to even consider smoking.
I saw the report that quite many smokers got addicted after having a first smoke. good work for you.
Thanks for adding me in your site.

coolingstar9 said...

bluecrystaldude,
That is a good news that two of your close friends stop smoking just because the price of cigarettes in Malaysia are skyrocketing.
Smokers have to spend more now.
I am not famous, it might be joking, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

il monetiser,
You have iron heart that you do not smoke for whole life.
I know you want to have healthy body and mind. I believe that you want to stay longer in this world to fullfill your dreams, am I right?
Have a nice sunday.

coolingstar9 said...

Beverly's secret,
Thanks for your nice words that I have a nice post and doing a great job.
You want me to send your regards to my friend who quit smoking...Tell him, he did a great job too~~.
I have told him, he says: thank you very much.
You said that you are happy to know me, stay in touch~~
Be prepared, I will visit you without informing you.
Have a nice weekend.

Hanna,
Thanks for you visit, take good care of yourself, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

the all seeing eye,
Glad to know that both of you are non-smokers, keep it up, have a wonderful weekend.

coolingstar9 said...

herot,
It is really sad that you have to sit in non-smoking area. your smoking friend sit in smoking area.
I believe the rule is to protect non-smoker from inhaleing smoke.
In my city,
the existing rule--- Smoking is already banned in places like inside air-conditioned buildings and inside entertainment outlets like pubs and clubs.

The new rule--- from 1 January next year, smoking will also be prohibited at children's playgrounds, exercise areas, markets, underground and multi-storey carparks, ferry terminals and jetties.
The ban will also be extended to non-air conditioned areas in offices, factories, shops, shopping complexes and lift lobbies.
Smoking ban is to offer greater protection to non-smokers,it will be a better environment for everyone.
There are plans to further extend the smoking ban in my city.
Have a nice day.

Beth said...

Smoking is bad. I agree. I robs us more then we realize

coolingstar9 said...

Beth,
You fully understand the hidden danger of smoking, hope you continue to be non-smoker.
Best wishes to you.

bluedreamer27 said...

gheeeh hello coolingstar thanks for your willingness to participate in the contest meme
by the way do you know that you already got one vote???you are nomimated by i love phillippine

Sweetiepie said...

Happy to hear you friend quit smoking.I don't know how to stop my dad smoke and he had health problem and still can quit smoking.Nice post!

coolingstar9 said...

Bluedreamer27,
Thanks for the good news, these few days I was a bit busy.
I discovered that my cbox so many people request " exchange links "
In order to prevent the information disappeared after sometimes , I quicky added them in my Blogroll page 2 even some of them never request, I just do extra job to appreciate for their visit. I almost spend 2 hour to cope and paste.
I will join you soon, I really appreciate your care and always tag me, give me award. Bluedreamer27, see you soon.

coolingstar9 said...

Sweetiepe,
For those who already smoke many years, You can tell them the bad effects of smoking. They can slowly reduce the quantity, perhaps he can eat non-suger-sweet for replacement.
Wish your dad healthy.
Have a nice day.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Congrats to your friend giving up smoking! His wallet and lungs will appreciate it even more.

Tumor Man said...

Quitting smoking was not easy for me