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After Died

I appeal to people keep away from cigarettes, cherish your life!

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I forgot where I heard this story, but I really feel it touch my heart.

This story is about a person who died in the hospital. His soul above his bed, he looks at himself and cannot accept his life is over. Suddenly, a deity animal opens the door of intensive care unit. The god’s animal wants to take the spirit of the deceased. The person stop there, he still wore on his face that dull, dead look of half-unconscious suffering. The deity animal walks to him and offer him a cigarette. The person looks uncertain, “I stay in the intensive care unit, can I…” “You’re already dead.” The deity animal says. He lit the cigarette, and his face with a rueful smile.

The person seats on the floor and smoked in silence. “You dead so young, so, what are your memories of this life?” The deity animal asks him. The person inhaled smoke deeply from his cigarette. His mind began to wander back to earlier times. When he fall in love with his first girlfriend in high school, he felt life is very wonderful thing. When he is 18 years old, he got the offer from prestigious university. His parents were very proud of him. Certainly, his made some good friends who these accompany him to grow up together. They travelled together, play game together… Afterwards, he got good jobs and he gain he wants of life. The person keeps talking some people and things that he think was important to him in his life. The deity animal suddenly cut him short, “ that’s weird, I didn’t heard you mention it when you talked about your important things in your life.” “What’s that?” “The cigarette! You have a memory of all the things in your life that are worth remembering, the cigarette even is not worth mentioning, but it took your life!”

The cigarettes cause lung cancer. There are still many people living in miserable condition and live miserably, there are still many people dying of lung cancer and leaving the beautiful world and happy family.

So cherish your life, keep away from cigarettes!


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sometimes the cigarettes can make people feel relax 

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