BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
ORLANDO - I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 14. What kind? Newport cigarettes which I smoked until I had a heart attack in 2007. That led to me now having asthma. I'm on two asthma medications. The morning after my heart attack my doctor asked me if I smoke. I replied, "No sir, not anymore." He looked at me and said, "Cigarettes kill. They are the number one killer in America." So I would like to tell everyone that smoking is dangerous. Not everyone gets asthma by smoking. Some are born with asthma problems. I watched Mrs. Jo Jo O'Neil with her asthma program, Let's Kick Asthma nonprofit organization, for months. She has a good thing going on with her program. She provides a place where you can talk with people that have some of the same health issues. They share ideas about how to deal with asthma and teach each other how to use the medication properly. So now that Let's Kick Asthma and Drop D No Limits Foundation are partners, you can call The Shake It Off Health Expo and request to talk with someone about asthma treatment, medication and use of asthma devices. We will see you on The Shake It Off Health Expo tour. Don't Meet Me There, Beat Me There!