I would like you to imagine the following situation with me.
Think about a man that was told by his doctor, that if he ever smoked a cigarette again, he definitely would die instantly.
This man leaves the doctor's office and is confused about what he had just heard.
He wonders to himself, is that really true, would I die instantly if I smoked a single cigarette?
The man decides to get a few more opinions.
He travels to a second, third, fourth, fifth, and a sixth doctor.
After an examination, the five doctors all told him that they were not sure.
They said it is possible that if you smoke another cigarette that you could possibly die instantly.
This man is now driving down the road in his car analyzing what he has been told.
One doctor says that I would die instantly f I ever smoked again, but five other doctors said they were not sure.
As the man drives down the road trying to decide whether or not he should smoke again, he hears the news broadcast on the radio.
The newscast is about a man that had just killed himself playing Russian roulette.
Apparently, the man put a single bullet in a gun that would hold six shells.
He then spun the cylinder, put the gun to his head, and pulled the trigger.
He died instantly.
The gentleman driving the car was shocked at this newscast.
He wondered how could anyone in their right mind participate in something that deadly.
Even though he had five chances to live and only one to die, it seems like such a waste to gamble one's life away.
Instantly the man driving the car realized how closely this situation resembled his own dilemma.
One doctor has stated that one cigarette would kill him instantly, while five other doctors were not sure.
The odds were exactly the same.
One chance to die, and five chances to possibly live.
What should he do?
This man chose to live.
He threw his cigarettes out the window and never smoked again.
Now, we both know that this is a made up story, but what would happen if the situations in the story were true?
Would you take that type of gamble with your life?
Of course, not that is why you are here today, in order to become a non-smoker forever.