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You can help but smile when.....
It's been non-stop stress mainly on the production of my mixtape, keeping my grades steady in school, and maintaining fitness during the winter. Smokers are strugglin' to smoke when the temperature is 1 below zero outside. I'm not a smoker so it doesn't effect me directly, or so I thought. When classmate of mine reeks of freshly-cigarettes smell then it becomes my problem.
Third-Hand Smoking is real and it BLOWS.....
On Wednesday, I came home from school after a loonnng day and I was really tired. I spent the night before school finishing up my assignments and working on the mixtape. I reeked a little bit of cigarette residual, and I was like..."Hey, It's not that bad" (Worst mistake of my life)! BUT my bed NEVER LOOKED SOOO COMFORTABLE in my life except that one time! Home-Boy was KNOCKED! K-O! Throw in the towel!...Shiii...I'll grab that towel and use it as a blanket, if need be! Anyways, I woke up refresh as hell, ready to get back to music, and I opened up my blanket. BAMMMM!!! I caught a whiff a cigarette residual from my blankets. "BRUH! OH HELL NAH!" I took noticed that my vocals weren't operating at least 50% 20 minutes after the nap. Oh, no need to panic, because my vocals are still warming up from the nap. BULL! I KNOW how it feels when my vocals are warming up after sleeping sessions.
I didn't have enough money to do laundry, and I couldn't ask my mom, cuz she is at her job. (Her job doesn't allow phones at specific areas during specific times).
Okay. What did I do? I decided to be a fucking soldier and march through the night smelling like light-cigarettes. My little siblings are asthmatic, so I can't hang around with them as much through the day and night (in which some cases, it's not a total loss, lol). During the night, I researched third-hand smoking and its effect on health through Google. The research wasn't the highlight of my night, but I needed to know: How does this effect me? Next day, Payday was in-bound and homeboy was 'out-of-the-cigarette' bound. I got my money like a MOTHAF***AH, went INTO the laundry smiled like a MOTHAF***AH, and came home folded my clothes as if it were going out of business......what?
When you are conscious about a situation becoming a problem:
1.) Educate yourself
2.) Know that you are not alone in a situation
3.)(Ties in with #2) Ask for Help, Talk to people
4.) Resolve your problems with the best alternative solutions
"You are on one side of a lake and you have to get across. What do you do? You can swim across, but what if someone you care about needs to get across too? Look around, GET a brick, MAKE a brick, and start building a bridge, so the person behind doesn't have to struggle like you did. You are as much as the problem itself, if you are not planning for a solution. Be Solution."
If you are somewhat interested in your curiosity in Third Hand Smoking.
The link below is an article providing information about (THS)
What is Third Hand Smoking?
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