CDC: Tips From Former Smokers – Brett P.’s Story

Brett started smoking when he was 16 to impress a pretty girl. By his midthirties, he had gum disease, which is a danger for all smokers. The tissues and bones holding Brett’s teeth in place were breaking down. In this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Brett talks about his addiction to cigarettes. Even after surgery to pull out 16 teeth, Brett was still smoking. As for the pretty girl, “I don’t remember her name,” says Brett, who now wears dentures.

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  1. Its really sad that he lost almost all of his teth. There are so money delicious foods out there. Most of them requir teeth. Soooo sad. 0_o

  2. My brother(who's a heavy smoker) lost half of his teeth, but he got implants and got his looks back.
    Unfortunately, he can't taste food with the implant like the old teeth, the nerves were gone forever.

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