Christa, Essex Junction
I started smoking at 11 years old, thinking I was cool for starting. I am now 27 years old and I have severe asthma and chronic bronchitis. The doctors say that I will have an oxygen tank by the time I am 30 years old. I am so scared that I will not be around to watch my kids grow up. My breathing is awful, I have to wake up in the middle of the night to take my inhalers because I am wheezing so bad and can’t breathe. I wish I never started smoking. It was the worst thing that I could have ever done to myself.