How many tears will a child cry
When they're told their dad will die
When their dad goes into eternity
For the cancer the doctor did not see
The emotions which are torn apart
And all the pain on the families heart
A precious life just slipping away
How can one be happy and gay
Knowing there's nothing one can do
Feelings of sorrow, feelings so blue
For now they'll cherish every living day
Tell him all the things they need to say
Truly a dad who really loved and cared
A lifelong memory
I lost my father to a heart attack caused by smoking
(age 69), and my
My brother has just died of lung cancer. He was only 54, and yes, he was a smoker. He has died a month after being diagnosed with cancer. We are devastated and terribly angry. When he was very young, working in a factory in Milan, Italy, he started to smoke because he was lonely, the job was alienating and repetitive, but nobody and I mean, nobody ever told him of the danger of smoking.. Warnings on cigarettes packets were introduced only very recently, certainly I am right in thinking that he has been killed...
Please help me in finding someone to blame, or at least in doing something to stop other young people from dying of nicotine poisoning. Do we only care to make huge profits? Does a life mean nothing to those who kill people by selling them cigarettes?
We are now trying to put ourselves through college because the medical bills
are so high that Daddy can barely make the payments no matter how hard he tries.
He loves us dearly but there is just so much he can do. I am just wondering if
there is anything we could do. Had Mama lived and worked until retirement then
maybe we wouldn't be as stretched as we are now. I know this explanation is
probably too long and for that I apologize. Thank you for your time.
I am a thirty-year-old woman who had smoked for 15 years and surrendered March 31, 1998. I was told that I have cervical dysphasia, which could very well lead to cancer. I had a biopsy and am to return to the doctor in September for another Pap Smear and possible biopsy to decide whether or not they want to do surgery.
I didn't think at the age of fifteen that smoking was a bad thing. I thought it was cool, it made me appear grown up. I quickly became addicted to them without even realizing it. I am trying to explain addiction to my stepson who at the age of twelve is now smoking. I told him to hold his breath for as long as he can, which he did and then he said, "I need to breathe". That is what addiction is like, you need to smoke. Your body craves it, your mind makes you think you will die without one when the truth is... you will die with them.
If you are a smoker, there is a time when it is too late, please break through your denial that cigarettes won't kill you and find a way that works for you to let them go. It is possible. You weren't born a smoker, you don't have to die one. J. S.