it is said that smoking will cut five to ten years off your life…
but don’t worry – those years come at the back end; those are the worst years to have to live out anyway.
and if you don’t smoke, you’ll spend those years healthily waiting six days a week for those few afternoon or evening hours that your grandchildren can afford to spare to witness you enjoying the dying process extended to it’s most elaborate & painful conclusion – with you in diapers & a wheelchair (unless you happen to be bedridden for other reasons anyway.) and as a bonus, they get to see you mentally regress through all the fucked-up experiences your generation knew, yet with no sense of context, nor any relation to the people or places you talk about, as alzheimer’s, or some other generic age-related dementia, turns your brain into a shotgunned version of swiss cheeze, and everything you ever believed to be important, including the names & faces of those you love the most, become frighteningly alien to you.
ya, that sounds like a good reason to not smoke.
Odd factoid in the wiki profile. Camels started off being advertised as a “less harsh” gentler smoke than the cigarettes being sold at the time in 1913, as opposed to the hardcore, high tar, coffin nail rep they have today.