I am wondering how long people here smoked for. I smoked for 30 years and get nervous about this catching up with me with something like COPD, lung cancer etc. My last x-ray showed some signs of emphysema. I didn't follow it up to see how bad it was because my breathing seemed ok. It's funny how I foolish now feel about smoking for so long since I quit. It's almost like that 30 years flew by. I meant to quit sooner but I just stopped a number of times and started again.
This is truly a silly addiction. I heard Alan Carr say that no-one makes a conscious decision to be a smoker. It just happens from having the first one or two and then people get hooked. But they never actually decided ever to be a lifelong smoker or a long term smoker.