The guy I mentioned, Thomas? Yeah, he's dead now. He died this afternoon, before I could make it from the Fayetteville airport to his house downtown. His wife? Never smoked, still alive & healthy. All of his old military friends that came by today to express condolences? Non-smokers, still kicking. Thomas? Hopelessly addicted to tobacco, smoked several packs a day for the whole time I knew him (since grade school), he's gone now. Wife without a husband, children without a father, grandchildren with one less grandparent, one less friend for the rest of us. Why? Cigarettes. Stop fucking smoking.