I completely agree with Grant K. opinion about smoking. I really don’t understand why kids accept cigarette offers; it makes you, your breath, and the environment smell bad. I understand how it feels to lose someone to smoking. My grandfather smoked so much that his lungs got holes in them. He had to carry around an oxygen tank for years. In fact, I never knew him without one. Then in the past year his oxygen tank didn’t give him enough help, so he had to go to the hospital and only lived a few weeks. That’s why I will never start smoking.
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