I gave up smoking twenty-five years ago, when I was twenty-eight.
I read somewhere that if you smoked, as long as you quit before you’re thirty then if you don’t already have cancer, you have the chance of returning to the same risk factor as a non-smoker.
I reacted weirdly to reading that.
I didn’t feel that I deserved it.
II started smoking when I was thirteen and smoked for fifteen years.
So, once a year, every year for the last twenty five years I smoke a single cigarette.
By this means I ensure my odds never revert to zero.