It’s a reason we still hear now and then (though the reverse is more common: “My grandfather is dying because of cigarettes.”).
The answer is pretty simple...
Our individual sensitivity to disease depends on many things:
It’s the mixture of all of this, specific to your grandfather, which made him one of the lucky 50% of smokers who don’t die from a disease caused directly by smoking. In fact, he had one chance in two of getting away with it.
How about you, would you play a deadly game where you only had one chance in two of getting away with it?
A question: what was your grandfather’s quality of life during his last 10 years? Is that what you want for yourself?
You may be saying to yourself that you’ll quit smoking long before you get to that point. If so, take a look at the Smoking and Nicotine section. Same thing if you’re telling yourself that you don’t really smoke all that much...
You may be one of those people who say: "I may not live forever, but I’ll live life to the max". But how can you live life to the max when you’re always running out of energy and breath, and when you’re out of shape?
You would like to have support from smoking cessation professionals to help you quit smoking, but you don’t know which service to turn to? Learn more about the I QUIT NOW services and their free personalized support via online help, by phone, in person or by text message.