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I was born in May 1951. Sometime in 1970, I started smoking - I was hired at Philip Morris in Richmond, VA. They provided employees with free cigarettes - one pack a day. Now I am addicted. I know this is a hopeless situation. But I have tried every stop-smoking product and/or method that I can afford. I don't believe I will ever have any success on my own, but need the help of an in-patient type clinic, which I cannot afford. I feel so pathetic, because I have never had the will power to become, and REMAIN, cigarette free. Is there any help for me?
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I feel that this was a rip off. I wanted to know if I had any legal recourse due to a previous employer's contribution to my nicotine addiction. That question was not addressed in any way. Yet my charge card was billed right away, before I had even seen the "expert" advice, which was totally unsatisfactory. I was not given an opportunity to determine whether the response was satisfactory before my card was billed, contrary to your ad.
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