"I smoked from the age of 13 and quit aged 30. At my worst I smoked 60 ciggies a day. I gave up when I fell pregnant with my son but took it up again when he was 2! It was when he was three and could talk that he asked me "mummy why do you put that fire in your mouth?", that's when I thought it's time to give this away!

So I started smoking rollies, drum menthol, the most disgusting rolling tobacco ever made, and reduced the size of my ciggies until one night I got half way through one and decided it tasted so bad that I put it out and haven't touched one since! That was 15 years ago! I haven't missed it at all! It did take five serious attempts of giving up before it happened for good!"

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