I had always been a nervous person so naturally I took up smoking. My parents smoked and they were from the thirties so they did not yet know the harmm. One person had really gotten concerned as I was up to four packs a day. I choked and coughed but did not care. Afterall, I was hooked. Well, it has been three years now. Not such a great milestone unless you have a week. or even a day. I use albuteral. I fear the cold and I worry that I will get sick from lung disease. I already have. This is not to mention that my father had lung cancer and did not make it!!!! It hurts your heart tears away family and friends and only harms. I am a lucky one today Oddat.