The “Widow Maker”

Although I have many friends who have been affected by secondhand smoke, medical I will always believe my youngest grandson is the one in our family who I witnessed suffering the most. But my story is really how smoking affected my 41-year-old son. He had been smoking for a lot of years, prescription when one morning this past August we got a call from the hospital. They told us that our son was having a heart attack and that we needed to come right away. By the time we arrived he was in surgery having two stents placed. The doctor came out and said the heart attack was what they call the “widow maker” — in other words it was bad. We are praising God for his recovery, but all of this could have been avoided if he had not smoked. He is not smoking now and says he never will again.

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