The Death of a Killer

How I Quit Smoking Cigarettes For Good

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by cigarette smoking. Growing up in the 1970s, despite the ban on TV commercials for cigarettes, I was inundated with images from magazines, billboards, movies, and TV shows that glorified the habit. It was still acceptable back then to smoke in offices, stores, restaurants, and other public places, even hospital waiting rooms. Candy cigarettes were a favorite choice at the local corner store for a quarter. It was virtually impossible to escape the tobacco culture, especially in South Carolina…