The Smoker


Paul Mulshine, a columnist for the Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ wrote a piece in 2001, "An odd silence about the drug that killed a Beatle."

In it he points out that none of the news articles about George Harrison's death say anything about his smoking as the cause of his cancer. I had been wondering about that too. How does a person die of throat cancer and smoking not get mentioned?

He points out, "The tobacco companies kill Americans at the rate of about one World Trade Center tragedy every five days."

The Marlboro man died of cancer before age 60. George Harrison was only 58 when he died of lung cancer.   Kids today who smoke have no excuse for not knowing what will happen to them later in life.