By Robert McRoberts
February 13, 2007
Well Carl my friend, you hit the tip of the cigarettes. I see
two moms that think they were the ones being targeted by your
letter. Well sorry ladies, I am a child of a mother that had
to smoke in her car, in her home and at her work. I remember
getting so sick of that smoke I would do some mean things to
get back at her. When she used to run her store she would have
two or three burning at a time I would go around and put them
out all the time - she would get so mad at me. I could not take
it. I had to work there, and I would just leave because I could
not take the smoke. Since I was a child, I was put through that
- I must say that is child abuse. Sure I still loved her with
all my heart.
Six years ago when my daughter was two, I had to watch as my
mother died from smoking most of her life. It was a very painful
When I was 13 I worked the
summers on my bother in-law's fishing boat. He smoked at least
three packs a day. He died almost twenty years ago -- a very
painful death from cancer. Sure maybe you will die from something
else but in America knowing what we know today, it is wrong to
force children to breath your smoke.
I like the food at one local restaurant, but I can not take all
the smoke in there. So they do not get much of my money. At another
restaurant, the non-smoking area is always busy. Why can't you
business people not see this and make all restaurants smoke free?
All it takes is one cigarette to spoil a good meal. The other
day we stopped in to a local water hole and it was enjoyable
to have a few with some friends and not have to choke on smoke.
Some one came in and fired up and i was done, good night.
I hope I never see another friend die from smoking. I don't think
it's wrong to bring out the problem. Just wrong to act like it's
not a problem.
Been there, been through it.
Received February 12, 2007 - Published February 12, 2006
About: "Lost my mother
to the love of her smoking and truly miss her not being around
to enjoy my daughter."
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