CDC Tips From Former Smokers - Michael: I Started Smoking at Age 9

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Michael started smoking at age 9, when his sister gave him his first cigarette. In this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Michael talks about getting addicted as a child. His addiction kept him smoking for many years, despite early signs of breathing trouble. One day he awoke, gasping for air. Michael has a lung disease called COPD that has no cure. He says, "It's my desire that... you won't come to this place—that you will stop [smoking], one way or another."

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