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Jackie (36 year) - Nationality: American - march 16, 2003

"I'm a 36 year old male, who has used tobbaco for 21 years of my life. I like many of you started in high school to be one of the guys. I have just recently quite tobacco completly. Unfortunitly not before I developed emphysema, in which I have to use large amounts of predisone to control my breathing. And the predisone has caused me to develop diabetis, in which I am insulin dependent, and the diabetis has caused me to have liver dieseas, as well as other metabolic disorders. Before I was diasbled, I was a respiratory therapist, EMT 1, RN, and a member of the American Board of Disability Anilist. You would have thought I would have known better, but I suffered the It won't happen to me sendrome, needless to say it did. shortly after i was disabled my mother who was disabled at 32 with lung disease needed, me and my wifes help with her activites of daily living (bathing, going to the bathrooom, dressing, and ect. So we moved in with my parents. We lived thier for the next year and a half, through over 13 hospitalization, 3 rounds of pneumonia, several boughts of upper respiratory infections, and finally death. I watched a women who was active and always on the go, turn into a person who couldn't get off the couch by herself, and became a mentaly compermised, by the several strokes she suffered. The worst part of the story is, every night before I went to bed I checked on her to make sure she was comfortable. on Oct. 2, 2000 at 12:30 am I went to check on her, and she was in gasping for breath, and unresponsive. I sat with her for the next few minutes, holding her hand, until her passing. when she passed away I gave her a kiss, and took the cigeratte out of her hand. Smoking had taken one of the most important thing in my life from me. So I had to stop for my son, for he also watched his grandmother die, but was sure her was watching me do the some thing. All in all don't start, and if you have stop now, if not for yourself then for your loved ones "

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