No Excuse! You can be pre disposed to a lot of things. From Smoking, Drinking,
to Fat. However you have to act on it first. If you do not act on it then you
cannot get the addiction. Includes Sex, Same Sex Attraction, Porn, and Self
Imposed Religious Repression. You may have a Gene or two running amuck but you
still have control over it. You still have free agency to act or not to act. So
I have never bought that, along with My dads bad at Math so I am also. You get
you own A or F. Learned Behavior and enablement do not over rule Free Will
Choice. The exception perhaps being a learning disability that makes you work
much harder or just flat not able to do it. Most Short People will never Dunk,
250 lb people will never Ride A Horse in The Derby. Just for Opps and Giggles,
Almost 21, years Substance Free. Still have the addictions just do not act on
them. God and the Church have had something to do with that, but it is still my
day. Ask all the Jacks and Jills at the Bar if you think different.
This article is almost hilarious.Tobacco addiction is now genetic but
homosexuality (SSA) is supposedly a choice? Stupidity could make someone choose
to smoke, but nothing could make me choose me to be attracted to another man. My
gay friends feel the same about their own attraction and I believe them.
I use to rent out oxygen and c-pap's and such to those who didn't ever think
smoking would catch up to them. The other day I was talking to a lady, that was
not old old, and looked to be a person who would enjoy activity and the
outdoors, she is now stuck to oxygen and waiting for a lung transplant. We all
make choices that can end our lives early or make the quality of life not as
great. Sadly, smoking is one of the hardest addictions to break, and I don't
get why anyone ever starts.
I think it's really sad how young kids start smoking!!!! They need to look at
the smokers around them and realize , it's not cool!I mean do you really want to
go all the way to Disney land just to have to sit in the smoking area the whole
time because you can't go without!?Or be looked down upon by so many because of
a stupid choice?! I don't think so!
Society has to do more to prevent kids from getting cigarettes and then getting
addicted in the first place.
I Started smoking when I was 14 years old and I quit at the age of 24. I have
now been smoke free for two years. I am proud to say that I am part of the 5%
that has QUIT!!!
I Started smoking at the age of 14 and stopped when I was 24. I now have been
smoke free for two years and so I am proud to say that I am among the 5% who
I'm not sure who writes the captions for the stories in the Dnews, but the story
specifically states in paragraph 4, "The variations don't predispose teens to
smoke or use tobacco..."So why the misleading caption Dnews?Also, as with any substance addicts, if you don't ever want to become
one, don't take the first drink, don't take the first drag, don't inject the
first needle...etc.It's impossible to become an addict of a drug if
you never take the first anything....
The sad fact is that teens don't think about their mortality. Middle age seems
so far off for these kids that the idea they might get sick from smoking in
their later years is no deterrent. They care more about being "cool" and one of
the group than they do about health.
I work hard at educating my friends that smoking is bad... It seems that a new
fact about health risks is found every day.