Tim's Stressful Life

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Today Tim’s life took a turn for the worst. To start the day off, Tim goes outside and does chores. While walking back to the shed he feels like it is harder to breath. Like an elephant is sitting on him. Thinking that he might be dying, he hurries to the house and his wife drives him to the hospital. At the hospital Tim complains about chest pain and for it to be hard to breath. He gets rushed to a doctor and they examine him. Tim tells the doctor that he smokes cigarettes, and goes through a pack a day. After some tests they tell Tim that he has damage to cells on the pathway to his lungs. The doctor also says that there are flat cells that line the inside of the airways in the lungs, which is why it is so hard for Tim to breath. Tim has …show more content…
This is bad since now people get hooked on it and they could be spending money on better things. For example, Kelly is in some financial trouble. He finds it hard to keep up with all his bills at home. He turns to smoking and he is smoking more now than he ever has. He is spending around 21 dollars a day so he can smoke, yet he isn’t coming up with the money for other things like taxes. This is the puzzling part, you see these people all the time. The ones that smoke a ton yet barely make ends meet. They should be using that money on better things than just cigarettes. On the website www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au it talks about the financial cost of smoking. If someone smokes a pack of 25 cigarettes a day, it will cost them $21. So after one year they can spend up to $7,700 alone just on smoking. That’s crazy. So really if a person quit smoking for a whole year they would have more money in their pocket and also be way healthier. It sounds like a win-win situation, yet people still do not quit. They just keep smoking, which makes them even more addicted to …show more content…
Why would someone kill their body on purpose? The purpose in life is to live it to the fullest. One way of not doing that is to smoke. Kobe is a long time smoker and just got told by his doctors that his lung cancer has become just way too big to handle. He has been on life support for a week and they cannot fix what is happening to him. The doctor tells him that it’s only a matter of time before he is gone so he better tell them about all his relatives to call. Once his family is there Kobe is sick to his stomach. He just now realizes that maybe if he never would have smoked he would not be in the situation right now. Unfortunately, it is too late now. Kobe cannot get help and will put his whole family in a tight spot with him being gone. Smoking just doesn’t affect your lungs either. It affects your body in many other ways too. It can hurt your heart, vision, bones, and even help cause cancer. On http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov it talks about all these risks a person takes when they smoke, “The effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year.” In the heart, it can increase your heart rate and it also gives a person a better chance for a heart attack. Smoking is also bad for the bones. It can hurt bone density and give a increased risk for osteoporosis. Smoking can even hurt your eyes. It is linked to nerve damage.

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