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For most of the past 30 years, Cynthia has been a smoker…even continuing to light up after watching her father die of lung cancer. "I had the experience of spending those last days with him. I watched him take his last breath. Or, should I say, I watched his last breath being taken away from him," she says. "It really hurt me, and it was a horrifying experience. And after all of that, after going through all of that, I still smoke."
At one point, Cynthia actually quit smoking for four years. "What I learned in quitting for four years is I'm always going to be a smoker," she says. "I had that one cigarette after four years, and it was back as if it had never stopped before. I'm finding it very hard to stop now."