Recently, after watching a Facebook video about a person with lung cancer, I decided to read through the comments. I know, I know – this is never a good idea! There were people saying “this is all fake” and other comments that suggested these people gladly smoke multiple packs of cigarettes a week while believing cancer and other medical issues related to smoking were not real.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. My father passed away from lung cancer, so I can’t fathom how someone would believe this isn’t a real issue.
And, this goes for many unhealthy habits.
Many people either don’t realize or want to believe that some of their unhealthy habits may not only be hurting their health, but they may be costing them money as well.
Everyone has, at one point, an unhealthy habit they engage in or something they are wasting money on. I know I have, and for me that was tanning in a tanning bed.
Although I didn’t do it much, really just once is enough to cause health and financial harm. Using tanning beds damaged my skin and cost me money as well. It could have eventually led to something much worse as well! [Read more…]