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Father’s Day, Smoking Cessation and Retail Sales of Tobacco Products
When asked why I care so much about smoking cessation, I can’t relate any stories of family tragedies. Rather, my motivation comes from the fact that smoking exerts such a huge toll on health, and also that I lost many patients from smoking-induced diseases. But, like many of my generation, both my parents smoked. The recent confluence of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day reminds me of how they quit at relatively advanced ages, both without medical assistance, but with persistent nagging from their physician son. Read more...