"Tomorrow, I stop smoking," my late grandfather said, and he really did
Smokers like to say it is hard to quit smoking.
I don't think so. Because I have seen a sample.
My grandfather, when he was alive, was a smoker. Based on my memory, he did more than two packages a day.
Since I was young till I was about ten years old, I saw him smoke. I was told that he smoked before I was born.
Not only him, my two uncle-in-laws also smoked.
Three of them were told to quit smoking; the two uncles said they would try hard to quit; however, they failed, and they smoke till today.
But my grandfather was different.
When my uncle told him to quit smoking, he said, "Fine. Tomorrow, I will stop smoking."
Everyone was surprised to hear that. All his kids did not believe. They said to him, "Don't force yourself. You can reduce it step by step."
"No, I said tomorrow I'm going to stop smoking, and I'll do it," my grandfather confirmed.
Actually, no one believed him, but they did not speak.
And yes, starting from the next day, I did not see him smoke - until he passed away.
Everyone is surprised to see that, even my two uncle-in-laws; no one expects my grandfather to be strong like this.
My grandfather did not say he would reduce or try best to do; he said he quit, and he did it.
I witnessed with my own eyes the legend of my grandfather when he decided to quit smoking. And I consider him as my idol or can say my hero.
Because of this example, I don't think that quitting smoking is difficult. From my point of view, it's smokers themselves that do not want to quit. If their mind is highly committed, they can stop. But because they don't want to throw away the smoked food, that's why they cannot quit.
Well, it is hard to force someone to do what they don't want to do. However, I hold a wish in my mind that people will understand the significance of stopping smoking. It is not only for them, but also for their family, their next generation, and humans and the world. When they sense the importance of no smoke, then, I believe, they will stop immediately, without complaining.
Please, everyone.. heal the people, heal the world - by no more cigarette smoke.
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