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Smokers, take heed

To all you smokers out there; having lost my wife, my sister-in-law and my neighbor lady to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - C.O.P.D. - every time you see someone carrying an oxygen bottle around with them in order to stay alive, think about it.

My niece loves all you smokers. To her, you represent job security. She is an inhalation therapist.

Edgar B. Booher

Airway Heights


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