Laura Hoffman was an eight-year-old kid at summer camp the first time she was offered a cigarette. She turned it down. As a teen, she watched her mother struggle with – and succeed in – quitting smoking. She’s now helping others kick the habit as a volunteer with the American Lung Association.— Barb Boose
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