Quite honestly.. I wouldn't want to live by the time I'd been smoking long enough to have lung cancer. By that time I myself would have figured out that life thereafter would be abstinence. Also, if I were to smoke that long and fall to addiction, I would no longer be the one in control of my life, which is again abstinence.
If I'm going to do something that harmful to myself, knowing full well the consequences, then I deserve inoperable tumors.
Just how many cigarettes do you suppose it takes to develop lung cancer? One? Ten? Six thousand? ANYTIME you light up you are taking a risk that you may develop some kind of cancer, be it lung, throat, mouth, lip, nasal...etc.
Sorry, but in my mind with smoking there is no indulgence vs. compulsion. The risk is there regardless...just like unprotected sex. What matters is whether you think risking your life is worth the pleasure of the moment.
I prefer indulging in self preservation, but that's just me.
"It does take an exceptional mind and a still more exceptional integrity to remain untouched by the brain-destroying influences of the world's doctrines, the accumulated evil of the centuries-to remain human
, since the human is the rational." Dr. Akston in Atlas Shrugged
"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued." Socrates
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