“I would smoke more to not be depressed, and then be more depressed because I was smoking. And that was just a vicious, vicious cycle.

…Most people who smoke have no idea what the non-smoking world is like, and it’s a beauty place to be.”

Rebecca quit smoking while managing depression; watch her videos created by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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