The average smoker absorbs over 80 years worth of natural background radiation every year that they smoke, this is due to the radioactive Lead and Polonium in cigarettes that is absorbed into the lungs and stays there. Meanwhile, the maximum dosage a US radiation worker is allowed to absorb per year is just 30 years worth of natural background radiation per year.
So how does that make you feel? You're absorbing more than double the maximum radiation that someone who works with Uranium and hazardous waste does?
To give up should be your decision otherwise you will fail. Your boyfriend should accept you and your habits. Changing you is surely changing the very thing that attracted him to you anyway. YOU. Give up for you not because others want you to. x
You would take the risk of accumulated damage while also putting your boyfriend at risk for second hand smoke? Just because your Dad is "very healthy" right now doesn't dismiss the certainty that damage is being accumulated. No smoker should be considered "very healthy", they are just fine for the moment.
Thinking for the long term is difficult but you have to.
Smoking is much worse than drinking. One person drinking a beer isn't going to make anyone else drunk, whereas smoking affects all people in your general area. My grandfather on my mom's side smoked so much, I'd go to the basement and there was a haze of smoke.
If he knows you smoke, why is he with you, if he doesn't like it
He is right
Do you want to quit smoking? Is that something you want for yourself? If not, you'll probably have to end the relationship, since it will be a deal-breaker. I'm a non-smoker, and I would never date a smoker.
You should quit smoking. Not because he wants you to, but because it's really bad for you. It's also really expensive, especially over time. Think about all the things you could have better used that money on?
My partner and I have never smoked and will never smoke. We'd rather have good health and extra money to spend, but that's just us.
It's nice he cares enough about you to want you to quit. He can't force you to do something you don't want to do so if you don't want to do it, then don't. I don't smoke but i think if a boyfriend i really liked asked me to give up a habit i would consider it. Maybe ask him to quit something he likes and make it a challenge to do together so you are both involved! Good Luck
You should def quit.. not just for him but for yourself. It's a bad, unhealthy habit. Also, people around you can suffer from second hand smoke. I look at it this way.. it's expensive and only will harm you. Don't be fooled that just because you're okay now, it won't harm you down the road. There's absolutey no benefits from smoking.