How I persuaded a man who smoked for 30 years to give up in 5 minutes.

I was delighted to read the recent UK government plans to wipe out cigarette smoking by 2030(1).

Let me tell you how I persuaded a man who smoked for 30 years to give up in 5 minutes.

At the time I was a final year medical student. I was asked to see a patient. I took a history from him. I noticed the results of some…