Chained to smoking?

Picture a grown man on his knees searching frantically through a trash container for a crumpled package of cigarettes that had been thrown away earlier in a fit of self-discipline. Having located the discarded package, he continues to search for one unbroken, smokable cigarette. Finding one, he quickly lights up and eagerly inhales the toxic fumes.

Does this sound like a passage from a cheap novel? It could well be. At best it is a picture of enslavement. Outright addiction! And, sad to say, one that many people find themselves acting out in varying degrees.

The experience described above is my own and was repeated over a period of years before I was totally and completely freed from this addiction nearly two decades ago.

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Satisfied without compulsive eating
June 26, 1978

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