President Sander: Quitting Smoking is 'A Miracle'
One day about six months ago, University of Arizona President Eugene G. Sander was sitting in a boat on a lake, fishing pole in hand.
"I was just sitting there in the middle of that lake and I thought, boy – a cigarette would be good right now."
The thought fluttered past him like a gentle spring breeze. By then, it had been 15 years since Sander smoked his last cigarette.
Sander has been a scientist all of his adult life. For most of his adult life, he smoked cigarettes, up to three packs a day. And for most of those years, he tried to quit – at least once a year, he estimates, for the last 20 years that he smoked.
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