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  Mistake #4: Vice Habits  


"Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask."~ Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat.

4. Yielding to vice. Habits such as smoking, illegal drugs and alcohol abuse result in health care problems costing a staggering $500 billion dollars each year. The rest of us have to pay for much of that cost through higher health insurance premiums. Ben Franklin saw that vices have only a superficial appeal: bitter lessons lie at their core. Best online resources: http://www.quitnet.com to quit smoking, http://www.drugfree.org to learn about illegal drugs, or http://www.aca-usa.org to refuse the booze (for best results, also talk to helpful friends and/or counselors.)

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