Don

Vera, OK

Cigarettes are killers.

Update: In early 2020, Don passed away, leaving his loving family behind. Don showed tremendous bravery by telling us his story.

I started smoking when I was about 16, and it was something everybody did back then. You were one of the people when you smoked. I smoked three, sometimes four packs a day. I thought I was tough. Cigarettes weren’t going to get to me.

It got to where I couldn’t breathe. I went to the hospital and the doctor said, “quit smoking or die.” So I quit. My lungs got to the point where I need to have an oxygen bottle with me at all times. Cigarettes are killers.