My dad is my life. He is my everything. When I was younger I can remember the nights he would get really upset with us because we forgot to put his 6 beers in the freezer. Or when he would be really upset because he didn't have his cigarette. We didn't have a lot of money in my younger years but he always had to have his cigs and beer. He always smoked inside. He has been smoking and drinking for about 22 years At the age of 10 I started getting allergy attacks. I got it all, from swollen, watery eyes to constant sneezing. Slowly started having trouble breathing. At the age of 19 I couldn't take it any more so I decided to go to the doctors. I was told I had the lungs of a person that has been smoking for 20 years. When I told him that he began smoking outside. Then 3 months later he decided he didn't want to keep harming me so he quit. He took his cigarettes and trashed them that same night. About a month later he quit drinking. He dumped the beer down the drain. I am so proud of my dad. He has been clean for 7 years now. This shows that it is possible to stop when you truly want to. For some it may be harder but it is possible.