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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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81. Dump the Marlboro man

Why cutting out smoking is the single most important thing you can do for longer life.

You may well be tempted to skip this chapter if you’re a smoker. Who needs another lecture? You need positive encouragement to help you give up – and here it is.

You know very well that smoking causes cancer and heart disease. It’s written on every packet. And anyway, you’re going to give up soon. Just as soon as you’re over this stressful period at work…

You’re probably well aware that if you’re a smoker, you can expect to die seven years earlier than your non-smoking friends. The 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke accelerate the furring-up of the arteries associated with lung cancer; with every inhalation you take in massive amounts ...

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