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James gave it up

James was on life support for ten days. And he had the scare of a life time.

I was in a car smash 20 years ago, and was on life support for about 10 days.

During that time I had a lung infection, so the doctors said my lungs needed to be drained of fluid. I was conscious when they put the tube down my nose and into my lungs. The tube was clear, and I was able to see the fluid being drained from my lungs.

This gunk that came out was black. I had smoked for 10 years and didn't realise what damage it caused to my lungs. So then and there, I decided to give up cigarettes and have never touched one since. I was lucky to see the fluid being sucked out of my lungs and it looked like oil to me. So, having a bad car crash made me give up smoking forever!

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James's experience in numbers:

3650
Number of Days Smoke-Free
2
Strategies Used
600000
Smokes
Health benefits
Reasons to quit

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