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Too Smart for Big Tobacco

Created by Edward Branca

Too Smart for Big Tobacco

When I was a boy, I never smoked, though both of my parents did. In 1964, when I was 13 years old, I heard on TV that the United States Surgeon General issued a report that said that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer. Immediately, I decided that I will never smoke. and I stuck with my decision.
Due to a psychiatric disability, I live with my peers in an adult home in Nanuet, New York. Unfortunately, most of my peers here smoke, many smoke a lot. I advise my fellow residents to quit. Of course, few, if any, will quit.
I am now in touch with a member of the Rockland County, NY legislature to try to get him to introduce a bill to prohibit smoking at bus shelters here in Rockland County. People should not be forced to breathe second hand smoke while waiting for public transportation.

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1. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story, Edward.
2. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story, Edward.