Smoking kills

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 11:18 p.m.
If you knew of something so terrible and insidious that it would steal your youth, your health, your future, your finances and your life, would you avoid it? Then why don't you?
Smoking cigarettes does all this! It does this to everyone who smokes. The trash from cigarettes and the proven dangers of so-called second-hand smoke involves all of us in this filthy, dangerous habit!
I am very dismayed at the numbers of people who I see smoking cigarettes, especially young people. I believe the community must do everything it can to reach and educate people about this slow, miserable death they are choosing when they begin to smoke cigarettes.
I feel the University of Florida should make the entire campus a non-smoking area or at least the entire medical center campus.
For those of you who continue to smoke, you are giving up your life to that little white stick you are putting in your mouth. It will control and destroy you before it finally casts you aside.

Jeff L. Laskin, MD,


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