CDC – Tips From Former Smokers – Brett’s Story
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[Brett] Source: LYBIO.net
I started smoking — I met a waitress at an all-night restaurant, and I was about 16 and she was about 18, and she was super cool, and she smoked.
So, I would go in the restaurant late at night and then sit there while she didn’t have any customers, and we would talk and we would smoke, and that’s how it started — which is funny, because I don’t remember her name, but now I have the legacy of that — you know, it sort of colored everything that I do.
But I don’t really think that I really considered it until it actually happened, until I actually — The first time that I had to lose two teeth, which, you know, doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but, it’s like, two teeth, okay, whatever.
And then, right after that, I lost another, I don’t know, 16, or something along those lines. And even at that point I was still smoking. And, you know, when you’re smoking, you love to smoke, and that’s the addiction. And, so you rationalize that, you justify it, to say, “I love to smoke,” when it all kind of gets in the way of everything you do.
I guess, for me, you know, in youth, when I was smoking, people said, “Well, you’re going to cut 10 years off of your life.” And I always said, “Yeah, but those are the bad years at the end, what do I care?” But they’re not. It’s not 80 that all those things start happening. You’re not this feeble old man. But I don’t want to die from a smoking related illness. I — [Laughs]
There’s a lot of ways to die out there, and I’ve seen smoking related illness, and that is not a good one. You know, you have a lot of years left ahead of you, and anything that you want to do in life — anything that you want to do, is better if you’re healthy.
A life of smoking, gum disease, and tooth loss.
After more than 30 years of smoking, Brett lost 18 teeth.
Brett quit smoking for a healthier future.
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