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November 18, 2012

Letter: Smoking veterans can get help to stop

I am writing to veterans as a fellow veteran, in regard to or about the effects of not smoking. Yes, some of you are probably saying who are they to tell me not to smoke; this gets in the way of my individual freedom that I have fought for. Some may say this makes me a grown man or woman. We are all past this I hope by now. We are aware of the harmful effects of smoking. The questions that I pose to my fellow veterans are as follows:

  • Would you smoke in front of your 90-year-old grandmother or father who’s on oxygen?
  • Would you smoke around your 3-day-old niece or nephew, granddaughter or son?

Deep down inside we know the answers to these questions. That cigarette is not important to us when it comes to our loved ones’ health and overall well-being. This is why we brave the cold to get just a few puffs and back inside to our warm dwellings. Some say it steadies my nerves. Believe me, I have heard all the excuses. If there is any vet looking for help, there is help out there. Quitting smoking can extend your life by 10 years and save you money. Giving you time to enjoy your loved ones. If any vet is interested in seeking help, please call 1-800-Quit-Now. When calling this service you will be connected to a live operator who will assist you in your effort to breathe easy.

Henry Landry

Anderson

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    April 23, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Politicians creating instability in public schools

    I will begin this correspondence by stating I have known hundreds of educators from across the state of Indiana. There are a couple of fibers that commonly run through the character of most of these great people, educators truly care about kids, and they do not fear a fair and equitable evaluation.

    April 23, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Academic standards process a model for other states

    The State Board of Education is scheduled to adopt Indiana College and Career Ready standards at a special meeting on April 28.

    April 22, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Resources are available to prevent child abuse The word "courage" is often associated with the fight against child abuse. Front line victim advocates have long recognized the need for courage in order to protect victims. Behind the scene advocates need courage to fight for funding and attention to the cause.

    April 19, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Tree City USA distinction laughable I thoroughly enjoyed your April Fools' editorial announcing that the city of Anderson had received the Tree City USA distinction. Had I not realized it was a joke, I would have choked on my coffee. I was a little concerned that you did not announce to some of the less enlightened readers that it was an April Fools' joke.

    April 19, 2014

  • Letter: Local business gives valued aid to Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of Central Madison County would like to thank the local Coca-Cola Distribution Center for their wonderful support.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: American people still don't know the full truth I think the last presidential election may have been the most corrupt one in the history of this nation.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: Public should get informed about fracking The League of Women Voters recently offered the viewing of "Gasland part 11" at the library. There were eight people there including myself.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: Indianapolis will be the winner with reservoir There have been many articles in The Herald Bulletin both pro and con about the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir. Let me put my two cents worth in, and I am sure that is how some will take it.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: American Right makes Left turn The American Right has suddenly made a Left turn on government surveillance after several years supporting George W. Bush's program to eavesdrop on telephone calls and read emails of American citizens without warrants.

    April 16, 2014

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