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Dave Affalter: No More Nicotine

Dave was addicted to cigarettes, and then to chewing tobacco. After years of trying to quit, he heard a word of knowledge through Pat that delivered him from the addiction. He has not smoked or chewed tobacco for 10 years. Read Transcript


Reporter: DAVID AFFALTER

STARTED SMOKING AS A

TEENAGER.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE HE WAS

ADDICTED.

I GUESS YOU COULD CALL ME

A CHAIN SMOKER SOMETIMES.

SOMETIMES I COULD GO LONG

PERIODS SOCIALIZING WITH

FRIENDS, AND I PROBABLY

WOULD ALWAYS ALWAYS HAVE A

CIGARETTE GOING.

Reporter: HE TRIED TO

STOP SEVERAL TIMES, BUT

WOULD OFTEN PULL HIS

CIGARETTES BACK OUT OF THE

TRASH.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I

WISHED I WASN'T SMOKING

ANYMORE.

I TRIED TO QUIT, AND YOU

LOOK AT A PACK OF

CIGARETTES, AND YOU'RE LIKE,

I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO

THIS.

FOR EVERYBODY WHO KNOWS WHAT

IT IS LIKE TO SMOKE OR TO

HAVE THAT NICOTINE HABIT,

YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO

BREAK THAT.

AND THEN I FELT POWERLESS TO

STOP.

Reporter: HE THOUGHT

CHEWING TOBACCO WOULD BE

BETTER FOR HIS HEALTH AND

EXCHANGED ONE ADDICTION FOR

ANOTHER.

CHEWING HAD WHAT I

THOUGHT IT WAS A STRONGER

POWER OVER ME.

IT GOT TO THE POINT OVER A

PERIOD OF TIME, I WAS ALWAYS

DOING IT.

YOU COULD CHEW STUFF AT WORK

WHERE NOBODY NOTICED.

WHERE LEAF TOBACCO WAS A

LITTLE OBVIOUS.

DAVID WOULD WORK NIGHTS, AND

WOULD COME HOME IN TIME TO

WATCH THE MORNING BROADCAST

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I WAS GETTING HOME JUST

ABOUT THE TIME "THE 700

CLUB" WAS COMING ON.

I BEGAN TO WATCH THAT.

AND I WAS WATCHING THIS --

THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU, AND

THIS PARTICULAR DAY HE

MENTIONED CHEWING TOBACCO.

YOU'RE A SLAVE TO IT.

Gordon: WHAT IS

NICOTINE?

ANOTHER PLANT, A TOBACCO.

YOU'RE A SLAVE TO IT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A SLAVE

TO A VEGETABLE.

YOU'RE GOD'S CHILD.

LIVE LIKE IT.

AND LET HIM COME IN AND TAKE

OVER.

YOU SAY FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

I'M GOING TO BE FREE.

AND DAY BY DAY BY DAY YOU

REAFFIRM THAT COMMITMENT, IN

JESUS' NAME, I'M FREE.

AND I THOUGHT, H'MMM,

MAN, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO

DO THIS.

I HEARD WHAT HE SAID ABOUT

GOD SAYING IF YOU QUIT RIGHT

NOW, ZIP, THAT'S IT, THEN

YOU WON'T HAVE THIS

ANYMORE.

YOU WON'T HAVE ANYMORE

CRAVINGS OR DESIRES.

I MEAN THE DESIRE, THE WANT

TO, TO WANT TO, IS GOING TO

BE GONE.

YEAH, I PRAYED WITH HIM.

Reporter: DAVID

IMMEDIATELY GOT RID OF ALL

OF HIS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

I FLUSHED IT.

THERE WAS NO WAY TO GO BACK

AND RETRIEVE IT LATER.

I DUMPED IT ALL -- I JUST

GOT RID OF IT.

BEFORE THE END OF THAT DAY,

I NOTICED ALREADY I DON'T

HAVE ANY DESIRE WHATSOEVER

FOR THIS STUFF.

I HAVEN'T REACHED FOR IT.

I HAVEN'T HAD THAT CRAVING

OR ANYTHING.

Reporter: 10 YEARS HAVE

PASSED, AND DAVID HAS NEVER

GONE BACK.

NO WITHDRAWALS.

NO SHAKING.

NO IRRITABILITY.

THERE IS NO CRAVINGS OR

DESIRE WHATSOEVER.

I MEAN, IT WAS GONE.

IT WAS LIKE -- I TOLD

PEOPLE, IT WAS LIKE I HAD

NEVER SMOKED OR CHEWED

BEFORE.

IT'S GONE.

AND I HAVEN'T EVER TRIED IT

SINCE.

HE SET ME FREE.

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