Former smoker found new lease on life

Letter writer makes no apologies for quitting smoking

Re: Smokers’ early deaths eliminate costs of old age (Letters, Feb. 15)

I never thought I would apologize for stopping smoking, Fred Langford, but maybe I should to you. I smoked for 27 years then started losing my voice. It took me five years of smoking on and off to stop. Having four young children and trying to explain my addiction to them, when they learned in school that smoking was bad, was very hard.

To me my biggest achievement in life was to stop smoking.

Now, walking every day, doing yoga and having a voice mean I am enjoying life. So Mr. Langford, I think I deserve my life.

Stay away from whiney people; not from the wine.

Ennie Deelman


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