Don't or you'll miss your toes
"Naga-yosi ko katunga sa kaha taga- adlaw" (I smoke half of a pack a day),
my 41 year-old patient says.
He was known chronic smoker. He started smoking since he was 11 years old. As a result, he has now three remaining toes on his left foot.
The doctors diagnosis was Buergers disease
with gangrenous 1st and 5th digits...Smoking is very closely related to Buerger's disease and smoking history is one of the criterion for diagnosing the disease..
I received him as my patient last Sunday. He's okay for release but until now, he's still in the hospital. Wala pa raw silang pambayad.
Smoking is expensive. It isn’t hard to figure out how much you spend on smoking; multiply how much money you spend on tobacco everyday by 365 (days per year). The amount may surprise you. Now multiply that by number of years you have been using tobacco and that amount will probably astound you.
Multiply the cost per year by 10 (for the upcoming 10 years) and ask yourself what you would rather do with that much money.
And this doesn’t include the higher costs for health and life insurance, as well as the possible health care cost due to tobacco- related conditions.
Nobody has to become the next victim. The cure to any disease starts with discipline, fighting the urge that forms a bad habit can be the cure.
Smoking harms nearly every organs of your body causing many diseases and reducing your health in general.
I am not saying that you should follow my advice, but for your sake, you should. After all, this is not a benefit of the few.