"After smoking for 12 years I quit for the health of my children.  My daughter, born with a lung condition, was sick her whole infancy and I had a second baby and he too was always having regular respiratory illnesses. One day a friend of mine who was also a smoker told me how she managed to quit. My friend said to her son that if she ever smoked again, it was the same as telling him that she didn't love them and didn't care about him and would help him move out. I said the same to my own family and I have never looked back. After I quit my daughter’s health rapidly improved and she doesn’t need to visit the hospital nearly as often anymore and my son hasn’t had any lung-related illnesses since. There are benefits for me too, I don't stink, my lungs are clear, no more coughing up black muck!"

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