In an Ask the Doctor item about quitting smoking in the May 2010 Harvard Heart Letter, we invited readers to share their stories of how they quit smoking. We received a number of interesting and witty ways to help stop this serious addiction.
I gave up smoking in 1968 after years of smoking two packs a day. I have never smoked since. The unique aspect of the method I used was that I could smoke as much as I wanted to, provided I followed simple rules. Here's how it worked:
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