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Leaving banality, but not evil, out of cigarettes - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)

TACOMA, Wash. ó Many years ago, when Chicago was full of sailors and soldiers headed for the battles of World War II, a pretty, bright, dark-haired teenager by the name of Mary Angela Gaughan lived in that big and busy city. I didnít know her then. Couldnít have, actually: She was my mother, and I came along much later, after she met and married a veteran whoíd come back from Europe. I do know that she had a seraphic face, a fine sense of humor and a way of breaking into her own sentences with a nervous titter, because these things were still with her when I was growing up. She graduated with high honors from Mundelein College in Chicago, earned a masterís degree in chemistry and taught for a while at the University of Illinois. I used to wonder why I didnít inherit her chemistry gene when I was battling the subject at the University of Washington, but thatís getting ahead of my story. Honestly, itís not a story I want to tell. It awakens memories Iíd rather keep buried much deeper than she is buried. But when I see intelligent, decent people defending smoking as though it had - more available