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Quit smoking and live longer

Re: Front page story about a teen smoker:

He says, “Maybe I’m harming myself, but I don’t care. I’ll probably die of something else before I die of smoking … .”

Not true. With today’s advancements in health care you probably would have lived to a ripe old age with no disabilities if you stop smoking.

I watched my father die of emphysema when he was just 72 years old. It was not a pretty sight. Watching him struggle for every breath.

Fortunately I quit right then and have never smoked again. If you need further proof, just go to the supermarket and watch the people riding in the handicap cars with the oxygen tube stuck in their nose. Is this the way you want to live out your life?

I implore all young people to give up the habit and live a good long and healthy life.

Don McNaught


Grass Valley

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