Wow i cannot believe this is actually being discussed,mint you need to stop period its bad for everything,your health,your mental health,your skin,your lungs,overall your chance at footy! who the hell would even consider smoking really,and even if the pros did smoke,your not them,you never will be,only your level of football will be one day maybe in time only if you stop smoking..but for serious,if you are a kid trying to make it pro,then smoking will only set you back in time really,it probably already has,firstly think of what it does to you,secondly figure out what you want to do,thirdly set up a plan,fourthly set your goal like this,it may take awhile,and you will suffer the drawbacks of cigarettes in your blood side affects will occur most likely,but remember smoking will only set you further in your goal by creating opportunities,i take it that,you probably cant run properly without wheezing because your lungs cant take it,but honestly do you think you can outrun an opponent who's lungs and body are free of toxins out on the field during a game or will you be the one to outrun because well you cant run in tip top form,do to the fact you smoke.
calculate the how much fags you smoke a day
then slowly take steps to reach them like say
gradually to one fag per day,moving on to one fag per week and then one fag per month etc
and every time you do,reward yourself! save up for a pair of boots with the money you spend on CIGARETTES,or go buy something that you would like to treat yourself? posters of footy stars,maybe even the latest jersey of the club you support? really it just comes down to you,and what you want to do with your life.
P.S I'm no professional,i only know so much,you should take this to your doctor he may have some special programs or gum's or remedies of the sort and maybe talk with your parents,if they smoke then that's a terrible habit,and you shouldn't be around it encourage them to quit with you,it will only have a beneficial outcome.
Practice and drive are all you need, You will become good, if not great, and then, if you wish to go further, the opportunities will come to you - Rome_Leader
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