Set a good example
Sure, you say that you don't need to quit smoking, that it hasn't had a major effect on your health. But are you being real with yourself? What would happen if you tried to run around the block? Race up the stairs as quickly as you could? How about that phlegmmy cough? Yeah, though so.
While these health things may be minor to you, how old were you when you started smoking? A teenager? And your children are small? See that, you're setting them up for the same health issues you've got now. The only difference is, you were old enough to make a decision when you started smoking.
They're too little to make this decision. Just do them a favor and quit smoking. Set a good example and show them that a person's willpower is a powerful thing, that you've decided to quit smoking and you're going to do it, end of discussion. They'll be so proud. Plus they'll know that they can do it too.
So you've heard all the quit smoking warnings yourself and you just don't care. Fair enough. Just start thinking about your children though. They might care that you didn't quit smoking as they get older and their secondhand smoke exposure opens them up to health risks and complications that are totally avoidable.
Or they might not. They might understand that you chose not to quit smoking because you didn't want to and to heck with them. Yeah, it might play out that way. Or it might not.
You might find yourself apologizing profusely to your sick kid someday. And to think you may have been able to prevent that if only you'd quit smoking.
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