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GUEST,Rumncoke 42 days to no smoking (UK) (488* d) RE: 42 days to no smoking (UK) 07 Jun 07

I remember seeing my Mum crying because, despite him getting 200 cigarettes in the groceries every week, my Dad had taken the last of the money from her purse to buy more, and we had nothing to eat.

Dad was invalided from work because he could not have the operation to improve the blood flow to his feet until he stopped smoking, and he would not - even when warned that any injury to a foot or lower leg would most likely result in amptation

Towards the end of his life, when living alone, he had to either stop smoking or breathing - he opted for the former, but only after he had collapsed several times. His health improved dramatically.

He told me he had never had so much money in his life before, and he mourned for the money he'd wasted, all the things he could have done for his family - I never told him what I thought of him.

Anything which is going to cut down on the dreadful drain on family income cigarettes represent has to be a good thing. Some families where money flows out on drink as well must be pushed below the poverty line by the selfishness of the adults indulging themselves at the expense of their children's well being.

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