Message on Smoking by Yul Brynner

Message on Smoking by Yul Brynner

Huh? How much time do you have?

Do I want you to come with me, so we can share stories of smokers? Yes, if that puts an end to your pain as it did with mine. And, do I wish you that pain, if you still don’t have it? So, why do you think I am talking to you right now?

Well, I am dead; as much as you will be if you don’t take the control of your life from whom is having it now.

Is it hard to quit? Of course it is.

But, do you “really” want to do it? Try inviting me to dinner!!

As for me, I should save air because I have not much left; I should have more, but I gave the rest. My only hope is to have done it so you don’t do the same – a bit like what that carpenter from Nazareth did, a long, long time ago -. If so, I can go to rest with a little more peace; if not – if you cannot wait to follow me wherever I go – then I will have died in vain… and so will you!

End of the transmission.

Source: Mi lucha contra el tabaco (English translation by Yul Brynner: The Magnificent King. If you’re going to copy and paste this text somewhere else, don’t forget to cite the source and a link back to this website.)

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