I lost a very dear friend to lung cancer at the young age of 37. She left behind two children ages 12 and 7. The sad part about this was she never smoked a day in her young life. However, cure her husband of 20 years smoked like a train engine going up a high mountain. He smoked in the car, in restaurants with the family, and in the house. Her lung cancer was the rapidly developing kind that took her life within 6 months of diagnosis. It was determined by her doctors that she got this horrible disease as a direct result of secondhand smoke. Texas needs to be a smoke-free state so that no other young children are deprived of a parent. I don’t want to hear about other friends having lung cancer due to the secondhand smoke they are exposed to.