Another Reason to Quit

I’ve long said that if I were a smoker, having to stand outside in the cold would stop me. I hate being cold. Friends have told me that standing outside in the cold with your fellow smokers is, in fact, part of the charm. Apparently, though, your fellow smokers might stab you if you’re not willing to share:

A 30-year-old Middletown man who wanted a cigarette is accused of stabbing the man who would not give him one and sending him to the hospital. Donald Alger asked the victim, for a cigarette on Monday night on Main Street and the man said no, police said. Again and again, Alger asked and the victim punched him in the face, police said. Alger then pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed the victim twice in the abdominal area, police said, rupturing the victim’s diaphragm.

As much as I love a good brawl, I don’t like it when people get stabbed. If you weren’t already thinking about quitting, you probably should now.