I had to laugh when I read the title and thought of the “smoke” term. I have a small home that was built in the late 1990’s. Every year it would have a few fires started. Some days more than others. One year it had smoke for two days straight. It was very loud. I did something about it and it was no longer a problem.
The problem with fireplaces is that they’re so hot. When you open the door, heat shoots out of the bottom of the fireplace and gets spread all over the room. It’s a good idea to get a smoke-extinguishing system installed in your home. The same goes for your fireplace.
Smoke is a surefire way to make a fire worse. It’s actually a dangerous substance that can spread and can even kill you. It’s no joke. I have had several friends visit me after a fire and they were not the only ones who got burned. The fact that it started in my home is also no joke. A large part of the damage was caused by the smoke itself.
I was recently reading an article about how smoke can damage your body and lungs when you inhale it. The article claims that even if you’ve never breathed in or inhaled smoke, its still harmful to your health. If you’re like me, you’ve lived in a home for a long time (at least 5 years) and have noticed the constant black smoke billowing from the fireplace.
To get a better idea of how bad smoke can burn, here’s a video from a class I took last year. The video is in my second language, but it’s still pretty funny.
I know its a little weird to think that something that has been around for so long can still be harmful even if it was around for so long. Its true though. I think it goes to show you that even if something was around for a long time, it wont be around forever.
That’s why I’m always surprised when I hear other people say “I didn’t know smoking was bad”. People can be a little bit casual about things like that. It’s just a little too convenient to say “I didn’t know smoking was bad” on a regular basis. I think even though I’ve been smoking for over 5 years, I find myself questioning the “bad” part of it though. I’m not sure what I’ll do without it.
I think it is good to smoke, but I don’t think it is good to smoke every day. Its a drug with a strong addictive side effect. It takes a toll on your health and the people in your life. This is why I think I have started to quit smoking. I think I need to give it a break for a while. I know that it is hard to come to terms with this part of life, but Ill never give up smoking so easily.
That was a very short video from last night’s show, but it got me to thinking about the health risks of smoking. I have been smoking for over 5 years, and I have seen many patients with a history of smoking related illness. With the number of smokers around us, we have a huge chance of encountering smokers with illnesses like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and COPD.
I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these conditions. If you do, please let me know if they have been linked to smoking. If not, please share any stories of smokers with me and I could certainly start a thread about it.