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Defender Of Tobacco Use Is Merely Blowing Smoke

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         DEAR ABBY - June 19, 2008 
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DEFENDER OF TOBACCO USE IS MERELY BLOWING SMOKE

ABBY: The letter from "Not Ready to Kick the Butts in 
Kenosha" (April 13), the smoker asking how to respond 
to people who lectured him/her about quitting, had ME 
"smoking." "Not Ready" said it's none of their business. 
And, with reservations, you agreed.

This is a common argument used by many addicts, whether 
their substance of choice is tobacco, alcohol, cocaine,
heroin or food. Consider this: The "Not Readys" will 
turn 65 -- if they're lucky -- and go on Medicare, or 
they may wind up on disability or Medicaid before age 
65 because of the choices they claim are nobody else's 
business.

Please tell me if you think you'll ever receive letters 
signed "Not Ready to Get a Disability Check Every Month 
Because I Won't Quit," or "Not Ready to Let Everybody 
Else Pay 80 Percent of My $276,000 Hospital Bill," or 
"Not Ready to Let Everyone Else Pay $1,500 a Month for 
My Oxygen and Medications." 
-- DR. STEVEN IN RENO

DR. STEVEN: I doubt I'll get many -- or any. While I agree 
with you, you should know that the letter from "Not Ready 
to Kick the Butts" inflamed the emotions of smokers and 
non-smokers alike. Read on:

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ABBY: I was surprised at your reply to "Not Ready." It was 
rude and judgmental, and you owe that writer an apology. As 
a former smoker, I think (s)he has every right to smoke. 
Everyone at this point knows the risks. Smokers are behaving 
respectfully by smoking outside and away from non-smokers. 
The final sentence of your "advice" -- to "try not to breathe 
on them because it could be hazardous to their health" -- 
was out of line. 
-- CHRISTINA IN NOBLE, OKLA.


ABBY: People with an allergy to tobacco don't have to be
exposed to the smoke itself, or even be able to smell the 
cigarette to have an adverse reaction. My ex-boyfriend was 
a secret smoker. He would have a single cigarette outside 
work in the late morning, wash his hands thoroughly, then 
go out with me at night. Every single time, within minutes 
of sitting next to him, my asthma would flare up enough to 
require me to use my inhaler.

Anyone who sits within 3 feet of a smoker for the rest of 
the day is exposed. And when you consider people with 
asthma, cystic fibrosis or other lung disorders, the 
smoker's personal choices are NOT limited to just his/her 
own health. 
-- SENSITIVE TO SMOKE IN CALIFORNIA


ABBY: As I sit here, sadly watching my husband of 42 
years waste away from the ravages of tobacco, I wish 
"Not Ready" lived here. I'd invite that person to sit 
with me and watch the chemicals from the chemo drip 
into his arm, with the follow-up nausea, rash, hair 
loss and fatigue.

My husband smoked for 30 years, but quit 34 years ago. 
The doctors say his disease began when he took that 
first puff. 
-- JUDI IN SAN DIEGO


ABBY: All smokers know the effects of smoking, and as 
long as we choose to do it, IT'S OUR CHOICE. We are 
lectured every day about it. "Not Ready" was being 
respectful, so why can't non-smokers reciprocate and 
leave us smokers alone? The help is out there if we 
choose to seek it. 
-- STILL SMOKING IN IOWA


ABBY: A chain-smoking Marine Corps gunnery sergeant once 
told me: "Anyone can quit smoking. It takes a REAL man to 
risk lung cancer." 
-- MARSHALL IN VIENNA, VA.

MARSHALL: And where is that Marine today?




ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as 
Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline 
Phillips. Write ABBY at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box  
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 
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