Originally Posted by buckytom
when the video of him with his jaw support was on tv tonight during the evening news, i paused it to show dw what can happen to people who smoke.
I could be wrong, but I don't think Roger Ebert smoked. He had thyroid cancer that they thought may have been caused by radiation treatment he had as a child.
"Look, I hate smoking. It took my parents from me, my father with lung cancer, my mother with emphysema. They both liked Luckies. When my dad's cancer was diagnosed, they played it safe and switched to Winstons. When my mother was breathing oxygen through a tube, she'd take out the tube, turn off the oxygen, and light up. I avoid smokers. It isn't allowed in our house. When I see someone smoking, it feels like I'm watching them bleed themselves, one drip at a time." - Roger Ebert