06 Feb '12, 10pm

I quit after smoking for 40 years: by Yim Soon Kong It was reported recently that nicotine therapy does not help...

It was reported recently that nicotine therapy does not help smokers to quit, according to a United States study by university researchers that was published in the journal Tobacco Control. I wish to share how I quit after smoking for 40 years. I smoked from the age of 10, during World War II. In those days, I worked as a labourer alongside prisoners of war, as a general worker in a Japanese blacksmith workshop, as a night soil carrier and in various odd jobs. I was paid in cigarettes and rice. After the war, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis and hospitalised for more than six months. I did not stop smoking, even when I had a relapse two years later. I averaged 26 sticks a day. In 1981, I suffered a major heart attack and was placed in the intensive care ward. There, I was not allowed to smoke. The first three days were agonising. Gradually, I overcame the craving. Upon my...

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