By Jim Stocker, as told to Danny Bonvissuto
When I started smoking in high school, it was cool. Attractive women in grocery stores handed out little packs of four cigarettes, trying to get you to change your brand. When I was in the military, my C-rations had cigarettes in them and the thought was, “Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.” I don’t think anyone was concerned about health at the time.
Some smokers can tell you the minute, hour, and day they quit. I can’t because I quit so many times.
I was in my early 60s, working in sales management, and smoking…