Her Life

Smoking Cessation

Mom tried and tried to give up smoking for many years. Hypnosis, group help, chewing gum, whatever the craze was, mom seemed to try but to no avail for many years. During one stint at giving up smoking, she was rather ornery, and we avoided her. When we came home later and found her "calmed down" a wee bit, we soon discovered why. Our year-old souvenir, a single cigarette and match enclosed in a glass tube, which stated: "EMERGENCY break glass" was missing. Well, mom broke the glass and smoked that year old cigarette, which wasn't even her brand.