Put that cigarette out

Another emergency room visit with my mom.  She’s 82  and in frail health.

Today a doctor told us only ten years of smoking can set you up for a massive fail later in life.  Heart problems, lungs decrease in efficiency and eventually can stop working.

For all of you smokers out there…quit.  Suck it up and quit.  Cause that cigarette is not as good as your next breath.  Become unaddicted.  Quit.  I don’t want your kids to be sitting by your emergency room bed praying that you can get one breath.

Put it down.  Your life may depend on it.


  1. Janice on May 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I’m with you Deb…. my dad died a painful death from lung cancer and seeing others on that path hurts. I wish you and your mom the best.

  2. Deb on May 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks Janice….

  3. Lorie on May 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Deb let Shirley know I love her and my prayers are with her. As a RRT (registered respiratory therapist) I see this on nearly an every day basis, and I know nothing else matters when you can’t breath.
    Talk to your pulmonologist about pulmonary rehab. and if Shirley would be a candidate for this. It helps to teach the patient “how to breath” so they are not exerting so much energy…it is alot of work to breath. And it teachs them how to try to prevent anxiety with an exacerbation.

  4. Deb Brown on May 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Lori –
    I will tell Mom you said hi and also suggest the rehab! Thanks cuz