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How to tell the world?


Tairen

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Now that I've held my father's hand while he went to be with his Father, his dad, his brothers and sisters and other family and friends that have gone through the veil my question is how can I, a smoke, help other smokers and the rest of my family know how horrible it is to do it? I bought me a vapor cigarette. It's still smoking but it's better for me than the deaths on a stick I was using before and it will help me graduate down to nothing. But how do I help tell others what a horrible way to die this is? How can I be a testament to everyone else that hasn't seen this? I want to know that my dad is looking down on me, proud that I made the decision to quit and holding me close but I don't want to watch other family and friends go through this either. Is it going to be the same with my mom? I'm so scared!!! I'm afraid I don't think I can handle my mom's passing so soon after my dad's. I need her now more than ever!

Sorry, I didn't know where else to post this.

Tairen

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Hi Tairen,

I think a good way to accomplish your goal is to contact groups like the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society. Those groups have active anti-smoking programs and opportunities to advocate for anti-smoking.

While never smoking and quitting smoking are important to maintain good health, we don't focus on smoking here, we leave that to the groups that are dedicated to that.

The folks that come here already have lung cancer, Our organizations focuses on funding cutting edge lung cancer research for more treatment options so that people can live longer and survive this disease. We are looking for early detection methods to find it earlier when it's more treatable and we also focus on supporting patients and their families thru our online programs like this message board and lifeline support programs.

I think it's wonderful that you want to help raise awareness and even better that you are quitting smoking! Keep us updated on you and your efforts. I can't wait to see what you do!

Hugs,

KatieB

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  • 5 weeks later...

Tairen,

If you're comfortable writing about the experiences you went through with your dad, you might consider a blog to record your thoughts and have a place where folks could read them if they chose to do so. There are several free blog hosting sites online that are pretty easy to set up.

Best of luck to you!

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