My grandmother was a teacher my sister was a teacher my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.
My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers – all smoking related.
It’s amazing to me that young people will still pick up a cigarette.
In the movies Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
If somebody invented cigarettes today the government would not legalize them.
My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model and she was quite a glamorous woman.
My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire but it didn’t deter her.
I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota and I was a teacher for about a minute.
I’ve been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.