My ex wife turned 77 the first week of August.
The first week of September she died in her sleep of congestive
heart failure and COPD directly attributed to 50+ years of smoking.
She had finally quit smoking about 12 years ago.
Understand her health had been on the decline for some time,
was on oxygen, and had been to see her doctor about
2-3 weeks ago.
He indicated that there was nothing else that doctors could do.
Best guess was that she might have 6 to18 months left.
She died 2 weeks later.
GOD DAMN TOBACCO.
I have never used any drugs other than alcohol and tobacco;
however, I'm convinced that tobacco is the most addictive drug
on the planet.
I stopped smoking cold turkey in Jan 1978. It was a bear to quit.
The most difficult thing I've ever done.
If you are still smoking in this day and age with all that is known
about the harmful effects of smoking, stop and think about what
is probably ahead for you.
It may just help you quit.
Off the stump until I see the next person smoking.