Many people start a new diet or fitness routine at the beginning of a new year. Thirty-two years ago I became a quitter. After smoking cigarettes for many years I decided to quit; it wasn't cold turkey but by my 35th birthday I was a non- smoker. I'm so happy I made that decision and encourage any one who is considering to committ now. Here are some facts about how your body recovers once you no longer smoke. After 20 minutes your heart rate drops, after 12 hours the carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal. With two weeks behind you your heart attack risk begins to drop and your lung function begins to improve. In 9 to 12 months coughing and shortness of breath decrease and by one year your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's. Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smokers between 5 and 15 years after quitting; at 10 years your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker's. and at 15 years your risk of coronary heart disease is the SAME as that of a non-smoker. Good luck to all who make the decision in 2018.
With hearts in mind, here are a few more Valentine cards I've worked on.
And... this one is actually an anniversary card for family members.