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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZettungo Wednesday November g 3A Wifes cigarettes overrule her love of life SIM I I Dear Abby My wife is the most unselfish person I know Shell do anything except for one thing She loves her children and ddes everything they ask except for what they want most My wife adores our grandchildren and will indulge them with anything they ask except for what they harass her about most often She refuses to quit smoking Her love for her family is exceeded only by her addiction to nicotine Cigarettes are her first thought in the morning and they receive her last caress at night She has emphysema breathes heavily and coughs constantly We havent shared a bed in years because her coughing keeps me awake She sleeps on the living room couch to elevate her head and facilitate her breathing Cough drops and other nonprescription drugs temporarily relieve a variety of ailments so she ingests them daily along with prescription medications She has undergone angioplasty to clear a clogged artery and was advised by her surgeon to stop smoking Unfortunately her addiction is more powerful than her desire to live I also have lung disease from 40 years of smoking cigarettes pipes and cigars Five times I quit for more than a year Twice I quit cold turkey without Twice I had acupuncture I quit the last time three years ago during a smoke stoppers class at the hospital I know smoking is a difficult habit to break And I suspect its more difficult for people who are genetically prone to addictions My wife is a recovering She has tried to quit smoking Shes had acupuncture twice and she also attended the smoke stoppers course She has worn nicotine patches and has chewed nicotine based gun But she has never gone more than a day or two without a cigarette She confessed that she lit up while driving home from one of the acupuncture In deference to her family she doesnt smoke in the house In wind rain and cold temperatures she goes outside to light up And this further aggravates her respiratory problems Im angry Im angry with my wife Im angry with myself for being her codependent Im angry at cigarette companies for enticing us to take up this insidious habit And Im angry with the government for not exercising more control over a drug that kills Americans every year My Wife was born of sturdy Norwegian ancestry on a farm in Minnesota and for years her body stubbornly resisted the hourly doses of nicotine But little by little her body is losing the battle She needs help I need help The Man Who Loves Her Dear Man Your wife may be beyond the help you seek but perhaps it will comfort you to know that your powerful letter may convince another person to stop smoking And tomorrow will provide the perfect opportunity Readers tomorrow Nov 20 marks the 21st Annual Great American Smokebut The Smokeout It a oneday campaign to encourage smokers to quit smoking for 24 hours to prove that they can do it Last year more than quit for the day a giant step in the right direction My readers tell me that while cold turkey is the most difficult its also the most effective way to kick the habit Those who need help or want more information about the effects of tobacCo may call the local chapter of the American Cancer Society or 1800 ACS2345 So Dear Readers if youre hooked on tobacco and have been saying One of these days Im going to why not join the Great American Smokeout and quit tomorrow It wont be easy but it will be the best Thanksgiving gift you can give yourself and those who love you AUGMENT L I Reg On most vehicles Fast Friendly Service LOCAL CALLS AS LITTLE AS Developers r From Page 1A The grocery store will be a large fullservice market and is a member of a chain of food stores currently serving Texas De La Garza said The nearby restaurant will serve cuisine typical of a steak house and will be between the shopping center and office buildings De La Garza said the company planned to keep as many trees in the area as possible and eventually develop a greenbelt area that gave respect to the Coreth family prior owners of the land Quanalyze officials will go before the New Braunfels Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday for approval of an ordinance that would allow the future site of the filling station to have above ground storage tanks designed to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission standards De La Garza said the company had been anticipating the development of the area for some time Quanalyze and Drake Commercial Group officials have appeared before New Braunfels planning and zoning commission and city council to gain rights to an area approximately 300 ft in width along the north and west rightofways of Texas 46 and Loop 337 through rezoning The rezoning will allow the creation of a general business district on that parcel of land providing key access to the future development Aggies gather at the river The Comal County Aggie Club will gather for a bonfire and barbecue at 5 Saturday at the Rio Raft Co recreation building River Road at the fourth crossing in Saltier Tickets are for adults and for children younger than 10 The evening will include food fellowship and games For information call 964 3705 or 6297585 Submitted by the Comal County Aggie Club ROAD WORK Crews are installing a storm drain system on Landa Street between Comal County Senior Citizen Center and Albertsons this week Expect lane closures Crews will be striping Old McQueeney Road this week Crews will be replacing street repairs on Crews will oe repaying portions of Comal Street this week UPER SELECTION SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY Christmas Light Sets 3buoccMPIinTrM 4a out ua LOW KM W MifltettM KM ttMTVft 7 nn 4 3 Doiiglu fU Tree ax Ttrt 47 out ua LOW irw 1 Boa Ptae 4M Tirt J7 nn OUK Ulf LOW 100 Light Mini Light Sets 150 Light 8 Function Sets OSSllmCiMdUnPlM rwtw 4100 ounuo j sum CiMdlio mtrng Sfi 00 W Deluxe hosted menu Tits iiw 85 00 uoenn itinn 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