A young mother quits smoking—FOR GOOD

A television commercial by the New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention Program shows a man enthusiastically climbing a very steep hill. "I can do it! I can do it!" he yells. Then suddenly he slides back down the hill sighing, "I CAN'T do it." He's so frustrated he wants to give up. He feels as though he'll never quit smoking.

Patti May Cangiano is a spiritual healer who helps people through prayer and talks to audiences about the ideas in the book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. She remembers when she felt like this man 28 years ago. "I felt like Mark Twain, when he said, 'It is easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times!'" said Patti May.

Patti May started smoking in high school. She was feeling unsure of herself and wanted to fit in with the other kids. Although she doesn't remember becoming popular, she kept smoking to keep up the appearance of being cool.

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New ways to serve God
May 24, 2004

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