PLEASURE WARNING: Quitting smoking now significantly reduces your feelings of pleasure.
I'm a long-time cigarette smoker, having enjoyed every lung-filling, nicotine and tar infused pleasure puff I've ever inhaled since way back before most of you were born. I think it's a safe bet that my lungs are no longer pink nor probably have they been for quite a few decades. As much as I continue to enjoy filling my lungs with burning tobacco fumes, the cost of a pack has become so high that I recently decided to begin rolling my own. So I went on You Tube to get some tutorial information and found several, anti-smoking videos posted with the obvious and shameless intent to scare people from smoking.
On one video a couple of doctors or morgue technicians are holding up a couple of pairs of lungs recently cut out of human cadavers. One pair, presumably from a non-smoker are pristine pink and the other, presumably from a heavy smoker are darkened black. I assume the producers of this graphic demonstration intend to scare all smokers and would-be smokers into swearing off cigarettes immediately. But then I thought; What good are pink lungs to a cadaver? That his/her lungs were pink at the time of death is a moot point since he/she is dead in any event just like the person who's lungs were black when he/she expired.
I guess my point is that when it comes to pink lungs vs. black lungs, death is imminent and inexorable for all of us, smokers and non-smokers alike. Since there's no way to escape death, we might as well be the cadavers who, while alive, enjoyed the continual pleasue of filling our respatory organs with the sensational satisfaction of nicotine and tar infused, cigarette smoke. I mean, do you really want to deny yourself the pleasures of smoking just so you can die with pink lungs? The choice is yours. I say; keep lighting up and smoking your way to a satisfied and pleasured life and avoid dying with pink lungs by any means.