Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lend Me a Hand..

Lend me a hand...

In congratulating Jarrett for being 1 month SMOKE FREE! I am so so proud of him, and we wanted to share the good news with everyone!



I thought it would also be appropriate to share some facts with you all about smoking... along with slight comment


Facts about smoking:


**There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, and Jarrett Daniel Dunaway is no longer one of them!
**Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit.
**Ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit is one of the hundreds of possible additives used in manufactured cigarettes. Yummy, huh?
**Hydrogen cyanide, one of the toxic byproducts present in cigarette smoke, was used as a genocidal chemical agent during World War II. Sounds safe!
**Every eight seconds, a human life is lost to tobacco use somewhere in the world. That translates to approximately 5 million deaths annually.
**More than 400,000 of those deaths are in the U.S. each year.


Hurting Others:
**Smoking harms not just the smoker, but also family members, coworkers, and others who breathe the smoker's cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke. J is no longer killing his brand new wife
**Dogs do get asthma and congestive heart failure and other lung/heart conditions which may be worsened by the inhalation of smoke. Nor is he contributing to Layla Boog’s death


Why quit?
**A promise to a mother and a future wife must be fulfilled!
**Quitting smoking makes a difference right away-you can taste and smell food better. Your breath smells better. Better breath is always good!
**Quitting smoking saves money. A pack-a-day smoker, who pays $6 per pack, can expect to save more than $2136 per year. It appears that the price of cigarettes will continue to rise in coming years, as will the financial rewards of quitting. Sounds like a vacation to me!


Staying Quit
**Sorry to all the baseball players out there, Jarrett may eat Addison and the northern Dallas area out of Sunflower Seeds, but it’s the one thing that truly helps him not smoke!
**Let others know that you have quit smoking-most people will support you. Many of your smoking friends may want to know how you quit. It's good to talk to others about your quitting. And that my friends, is what we are doing here!


For all of our friends who still are smoking… take a lesson from J – if he can do it, you can too! It wont be easy, but in the end its worth it – we promise!! And I'll be happy to buy you sunflower seeds to help :)

We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate J's BIG accomplishment! Pics to come...

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