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One week that the term "Hell Week" is a more accurate description surrounding smoking is the week that a person finds out they have lung
cancer, or ends up in a hospital after a heart attack, or ends up partially paralyzed or unable to speak from a stroke, or the day a person starts on
oxygen, or the day a person ends up on a burn ward from a fire they started with their own cigarette, or the day a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly
from a smoking induced incident.
Even in these cases though the term "Hell Week" is an inaccurate assessment of time. These people may end up going though weeks or months of
what they consider hellish experiences and still sometimes end up losing the battle to save their lives. In the case of sudden death, "Hell
Week" doesn't apply either, at least not for the deceased individual himself or herself but likely for the family and friends left behind. The
suffering and sadness of these family members and friends will not likely end on day eight either, they will be facing the sadness of the smokers
premature loss for a long time to come.
I guess the closest a week may be considered "Hell Week" in regards to smoking is the week a person relapses. That is the week they have to
admit failure to everyone they know, unless they start their new lives living the lie of being closet smokers, which creates it own problems that last a
whole lot longer than a week. This is the week that they start to smell like hell again, and possibly start to experience perceivable detrimental effects
again. This is the week that they start paying exorbitant prices for a product that is attacking their heart, lungs, self-respect, self-esteem, start to
make them question their own intelligence or their own common sense, and affect the ways other people view them. In the case of the closet smokers who
eventually gets caught, it also threatens their basic honesty and integrity for they are living a lie now and are always afraid of being exposed.
The week a person relapses may be hellish but the problems posed by smoking will not end in seven days for them either, but rather get perpetually
worse as the days, months and years pass while maintaining the active addiction to nicotine. To end the hellish experience of being a smoker is as simple
as knowing not for seven days, but for the rest of your life to never take another puff!.
Also from above:
I am actually happy to say that we don't have to bring this one up much any more. I think that most of our new and old
members alike realize that the term "hell week" is really an overly negative description for a week with such significant importance and
lifetime benefits as the week a person finally successfully breaks free from the grip of an active nicotine addiction. I do suspect that there are some
readers here though from other sites who do see this term a lot. This thread puts the term into perspective.
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