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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hello, I was wondering how bad smoking a cigarette really is. I just ask because my dad smokes all the time and he doesnt seem to care, especially if its around me and my other brother. He started smoking a lot after my mum and older brother died, he smokes a lot as well when his business partners come over. Of course if the smoke bugs me he just says to go to a different part of the house, even though the smoke can drift through the doors to his office. If he and his partners dont care, how bad can smoking be. Still new here, so forgive me if I havent gotten this down yet.

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:27 PM   #2
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Very.

- More than 16 million people already have at least one disease from smoking.
- More than 20 million Americans have died because of smoking since 1964, including approximately 2.5 million deaths due to exposure to secondhand smoke.
- 8.6 million people live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
- On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking. Smokers today are much more likely to develop lung cancer than smokers were in 1964.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States, and 90% of lung cancer deaths among men and approximately 80% of lung cancer deaths among women are due to smoking.
- Smoking slows down lung growth in children and teens.

but those are just a few of many facts...

You should seriously talk to your dad about smoking and cutting down, along with him not smoking in the house. Secondhand smoke is extremely bad for you, especially if you’re a growing boy

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:52 PM   #3
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I have tried before, he doesnt listen. Of course it could also be because he is pretty busy

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I have tried before, he doesnt listen. Of course it could also be because he is pretty busy
If thatís the case, leave a letter or send a text, or just ask him to actually sit down and talk to you instead of trying to catch him when heís busy

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I suppose I can try that out when he gets back

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They are sooo bad for you
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Old December 1st, 2017, 11:02 AM   #7
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You can ask him to smoking outside the house. or make rules for family member to doing it outside.
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Hello, I was wondering how bad smoking a cigarette really is. I just ask because my dad smokes all the time and he doesnt seem to care, especially if its around me and my other brother. He started smoking a lot after my mum and older brother died, he smokes a lot as well when his business partners come over. Of course if the smoke bugs me he just says to go to a different part of the house, even though the smoke can drift through the doors to his office. If he and his partners dont care, how bad can smoking be. Still new here, so forgive me if I havent gotten this down yet.
It can be very bad. Im nit trying to scare you about your dad, but if it does not kill you, there is a good chance you will live with breathing problems.

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It can be very bad. Im nit trying to scare you about your dad, but if it does not kill you, there is a good chance you will live with breathing problems.
Wait what

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Old December 12th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #10
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My grandma smoked and she has emphysema. Some people donít get any effects but that is rare. Your risk of getting a disease is affected by if you have any other lung problems, how much you smoke, how long you have been smoking and other things of corse. A lot of smokers get Lung cancer and other serious diseases.

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My grandma smoked and she has emphysema. Some people donít get any effects but that is rare. Your risk of getting a disease is affected by if you have any other lung problems, how much you smoke, how long you have been smoking and other things of corse. A lot of smokers get Lung cancer and other serious diseases.
My father seems healthy i think, hes always working

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My father seems healthy i think, hes always working
How long has he smoked and how many packs does he smoke per day?

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How long has he smoked and how many packs does he smoke per day?
Hes started a while back and I dont know how many. hes on the east coast right now

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Old December 12th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #14
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So when you smoke, tar is put into your lungs. This can damage them a lot and it also encourages growth of cancer cells. It also damages the things that take in oxygen which means you run out of breath quickly. You wont see any signs in the first year or maybe even 10 years but if you smoke like a pack a day for like 10+ years, there is a very good chance you will get a disease. The problem is bc cigs are so addictive, it it very hard to stop smoking. A lot of times, will power is not enough. Also, if you get a disease, it is chronic which means you could have breathing problems years after you quit.

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Ruins your lungs in the long run
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I'm sorry to hear that bro, especially about your family. I would say that although some people know it's bad, it's a way for them to deal with stress from traumatic experience and day to day work. I would say trying to get him to find a different way to deal with stress and then working on quitting is more effective to saying they are unhealthy, when lot of smokers already know that.
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Listen i really feel for u and im sorry for ur mom and older bro,

maybe you and ur brother can get together and convince ur dad to the extent to stop, ur dad might b doing this cuz he suffered back then ( in other words , try to tell him to put away his memories in a possitive sense) im sure ur dad care for u , so try telling him that his smmoke affects u,

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I'm sorry to hear that bro, especially about your family. I would say that although some people know it's bad, it's a way for them to deal with stress from traumatic experience and day to day work. I would say trying to get him to find a different way to deal with stress and then working on quitting is more effective to saying they are unhealthy, when lot of smokers already know that.
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Listen i really feel for u and im sorry for ur mom and older bro,

maybe you and ur brother can get together and convince ur dad to the extent to stop, ur dad might b doing this cuz he suffered back then ( in other words , try to tell him to put away his memories in a possitive sense) im sure ur dad care for u , so try telling him that his smmoke affects u,

hope shit gets better soon bro
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Smoking is wicked bad for you, and the people around the person smoking. Youíve got the basic details from other posters here. But Iíll add that if your dad still smokes and while with you, you could always say hey you want us all to go we mom and my brother early or something? Cause thatís whatís happening here. And the amount your smoking youíll be there first. Them me any your other kids will be alone. You want that?
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Seems to me he loves you guys a lot. He should at least try harder, maybe cut down, not smoke around you guys. Youíre being victimized by his bad habit

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