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Ingrid's ingenious idea

For Ingrid, it was all about leaning on someone near and dear.

My addiction was making me sick, so I asked my son to take away my cigarettes in his care. When I needed a cigarette he would charge me $2.00 and I would have to pay him straight away. It was costing me so much that I quit from 20 a day, to 9 and then 3, to 1 and then none.

To buy the cigarettes and then be charged each cig. was going to cost me $53.00 a day, so I quickly lost interest. I've learnt not to be around a smoke environment after quitting as it takes 15 years to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke after you quit. Why does it take so long unless there is still some in your system?


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