Letter: Stop smoking and help yourself, othersThanks to all of you who gave up smoking during last week’s “Great Smokeout” day.
By: Fern Solderholm, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
Thanks to all of you who gave up smoking during last week’s “Great Smokeout” day. We hope you are still keeping up your determination to keep this promise to yourself, even when it’s difficult, for your own good as well as for the good of others.
There are folks who are suffering from secondhand smoke today even though they didn’t use or smoke any form of tobacco. I recall when a medical doctor told me my lungs’ x-rays looked like smoker’s lungs, after he asked me if I smoked cigarettes or cigars (which I didn’t do and never had). This happened to me as our lunchroom for our workers had so many women and men who lit up every day at dinner time — and we that didn’t smoke were breathing it in. Thank God through the many years that have followed my lungs are clear now.
Please hear us when we kindly ask you to not light up for your sake and your family, and for all the rest of us. We want to live a quality life for more years. Will you help us all?