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If You Can’t Quit Smoking For You, Do It For the Kids — Other People’s Kids

Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers across the country stab out their last butt, or make a plan to do so. If you are a smoker, you’ve doubtless heard the myriad of reasons why you should quit: your heart, your lungs, your skin. But if you are one of the 18% of North Carolina women who are still lighting up on the regular, let me give you a new reason: the kids. No, not your kids (although I’m sure they are darling). The kids I’m talking about are the young teenagers—hundreds of them in North Carolina alone—who are getting sick every day that they pick tobacco leaf in … [Read More...]

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