A total of 480.000 persons die every year from cancer caused by smoking cigarettes.  Every Year! 1300 deaths from smoking every day in the U.S. Every Day! And on average, smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers!

Do you care?  Do you care enough to stop smoking … to help others stop smoking?

The consensus seems to be … nobody cares … that battle is old hat.

But let’s compare deaths due to smoking and cancer to deaths from other diseases:  strokes cause 148,000 deaths a year; Alzheimer’s – 122,000; diabetes – 85,000, flu and pneumonia – 59,000.  Only heart disease and COVID-19, at least for now, can claim higher death tolls.

St. Barnabas is committed to an all-out war against smoking, starting with Faith & Work. We will feature wake-up stories about smoking and its impact on the smokers and their families and, maybe even more important, inspiring personal tales of how former smokers licked their smoking addition.  We begin with a personal story from the Faith & Work editor.

We would like to hear your story about smoking, the good and the bad, and we will choose one or two to print in our next issue.  If, together, we can save even one life, all our efforts will be worth it.

Send your story to Faith & Work, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA.  No names will be used.  We will respect your privacy. Please help us make smoking obsolete!


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