Smoking: Cold-Turkey Month

"I'm talking to all of you who smoke," thundered the Rev. Clayton Brooks, addressing the townsfolk of Eagle Rock, gathered on the courthouse lawn. "You have the opportunity to fail an Almighty call, and you also have the opportunity to fail your own person, your own life, your own body, your own family, your own self. I ask you once more, those of you who smoke, to get up here and sign that pledge to stop now!" Perspiring, Reverend Brooks stepped down from his green gazebo pulpit. Somebody held out a lighted cigarette;...

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