Twenty percent of all leukemia cases are caused by cigarette smoke. A good percentage more are caused by previous chemotherapy treatments(due to.... surprise! smoking...*) In addition, smoking during a leukemia remission significantly worsens prognosis.
This is the last and final time I will ask my friends who smoke TO STOP, RIGHT NOW. Chew the fucking gum for the rest of your life for all I care. But please stop. I beg here on my knees: STOP. I am not the only person who loves you (Supa and Rich..and Pax) and hopes that you never hear your doctor tell you that you only have a month to live.
* for those of you who did not know, YES, my dad's leukemia was caused by cigarette smoke (and cigar smoke too). He smoked his first cigarette at 14 and was instantly addicted. Even during treatment, he was still fantasizing about smoking. And smoking hastened his relapse. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it... or.... you could do as I ask and please, please, please quit.