I learned about Falun Dafa in 1996. Back then I was a chain smoker. Smoking was the first thing I did after I woke up. I could live without food but not cigarettes, and my health deteriorated. Because of my chain smoking, I had inflammation in my trachea and asthma. I still smoked while I was treated for my smoking related illnesses.
I tried to quit and ate the kind of candy, drank the kind of tea, smoke the kind of cigarette, and took the kind of drug that were all supposed to help me quit smoking. None of them worked. I quit one day and smoked again the next day. I quit in the morning and smoked in the afternoon. Eventually, I shredded all my cigarettes thinking that would be the only way I could quit. In the end, I had the urge to smoke and begged a friend for a cigarette, which was so embarrassing. A colleague of mine said to me, "If you can quit smoking, I can quit eating."
I finally was able to give it up completely. One day a friend of mine told me that Falun Gong was good for my health and asked me whether I was interested. I agreed at once.
I felt fine when I did the exercises. Then a practitioner told me that I needed to study the teachings. When I read about quitting smoking in Zhuan Falun [the main text of Falun Dafa practice], I was so excited thinking that finally I could quit. With the book in my hands I said to Teacher that I must quit smoking. It was just like magic that I did not think about smoking the next day and it was easy to do. The days went by and I have not smoked since then. I did not feel bad or have any adverse reactions, and my colleagues were shocked to see me as a non-smoker.
As I gradually gained a better understanding of the teachings and improved my character and became a better person, my physical condition got better by the day. During the past 14 years, I have not spent a dime on medical expenses and have not needed a single pill.
There are no words that can adequately express the degree of my appreciation for Teacher and Falun Dafa.
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