Editor’s note: This article is the second of a three-part series on Addison County residents who have sought help from the Quit Tobacco Program at Porter Hospital in order to kick their cigarette habits.
MIDDLEBURY — Wally Bailey, 62, of Salisbury was only six years old when he smoked his first cigarette.
“At that point, I must have seen people smoke,” Bailey said. “My parents didn’t smoke. No one in my family smoked. I just thought it was cool, I guess.”
Bailey’s friend would steal packs of cigarettes from his parents and the two would smoke them together in secret.