Despite decline in use, negative impacts of tobacco still a problem
Some of my earliest memories from when I was about 5 or 6 years old include being at my grandparents’ house during the holidays.
Typically, during the evenings, there would be a gathering of eight to 10 uncles, aunts, and older cousins, all sitting around the kitchen table, smoking and drinking, making a magnificent amount of noise from their jokes, stories, laughter, and friendly insults. I loved watching my family interact and I sat mesmerized by their ability to tell stories and laugh for hours on end. By 9 or 10 at night, the cigarette smoke in my grandparent’s modest living room hung all the way to the floor, to a point where you could barely see across the room.