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O'REILLY: Cigarettes: I'm giving up my first love... at 30  

Jump to full article: Irish Independent (ie), 2012-05-01
Author: Shane O'Reilly

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Looking back at all those movie and music stars, only a few have survived (I would never have put money on Keith Richards being one.) The ones still walking the earth -- their faces are maps of excess, of fragility; their bodies weathered and beaten.

So, on my 30th birthday, our 16th anniversary, rather than celebratory inhalations of smoke and the draw of heat at my fingertips, it is a funeral I give to you, my love.

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