Why you can’t smoke outdoors in summer 2018
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The following article is excerpted from a forthcoming book, The Smoke of Smoke, by Dr. Matthew McIlwain, M.D., author of the best-selling Smoke of the Smoke: How Smokers Smoke, Eat and Heal.
This excerpt is taken from the book.
We’re in the midst of an extraordinary wildfire season that began last year, and we are experiencing a new, even more extreme form of wildfire season.
We’re at the start of a wildfire season, and it has just begun.
But that wildfire season is still unfolding.
We’ve been burning our lungs and throats and eyes for months, and the smoke is pouring in all around us, and so are our eyes.
We are experiencing the effects of the wildfire season and the wildfires we’ve been living through for many months.
The wildfires are the worst that we’ve seen in a long time, and yet we’re living through a wildfire that has already killed at least three hundred people and displaced millions more.
The first day of summer, the weather turned to rain and winds that were not only strong but that were threatening to kill us.
So we did what we’ve done for decades: we burned a lot of our wood, which we do every summer in order to prepare for the fire season.
But then on July 4, 2017, the rain started to stop.
And the next day, July 6, 2017.
And the next, and now on July 11, 2017…the rain stopped again.
We were in a big, dry area that was just starting to get a bit warmer, and as the wind picked up and gusts got stronger, the heat of the fire grew and grew.
And we were in total darkness, because it was just a dry, warm, windy day.
What happened is that as the winds picked up, they started to build in intensity and they became more intense and they started picking up speed.
They became more and more intense, and then we had a very strong fire that was starting to burn up into our front yard.
So, we had an open, blazing, blazing fire in our front lawn.
We had a fire in the middle of the yard, and I could see the fire in my front yard, which was in my driveway.
I had no idea what was happening in my yard, but I saw the fire, and that was my immediate reaction.
I was in a panic.
I didn’t know if my kids were safe, if my house was safe, because my house had a basement, so it’s my backyard.
I did not know if anyone else was safe in the house, but there was a lot that I didn.
I could not do anything.
I knew there was an active fire in this yard.
I called my wife and said, “My house is on fire.”
She said, I’ll call you if anything happens, and my wife called my husband and said he was going to come and help me.
And I said, [My husband] is coming.
And then we heard a crash.
And that’s when I knew it was bad.
I ran out of the house.
We knew it wasn’t my house.
I was scared.
I just had no clue.
I told my wife to go to the front door.
She went in, and there was my house on fire.
Then I ran into the back yard and saw my kids in the yard.
My wife called the emergency dispatcher and told him I had a house on the fire.
I said to my wife, [I] don’t know where my kids are.
And my wife said, you know, [we] are going to go out there and we’ll find them.
And so, I went out and I went to the back of the property.
And she was there with me, she told me to run to the house to the basement.
And as she was going there, she heard the fire was moving towards the basement, and she just grabbed me and said I have to go back to the driveway, I have a problem.
I have two kids in that driveway.
And when she said I did, I said I don’t care.
I’m going back to my house now.
I don�t know what’s going to happen, because I’m so scared.
My house is in flames.
As I was running back to where my wife was, the house was on fire again.
It was still there.
My husband and I both knew it.
My children were still in there.
The fire was still burning.
My two kids were still inside.
And they were screaming and they were trying to fight it off, but it was too much for them.
My daughters and my sons were inside my house, and they couldn’t get out.
My son was holding the door open.
My mother was holding my wife down, and at one point, I thought she was just going to die.
My daughter was
The following article is excerpted from a forthcoming book, The Smoke of Smoke, by Dr. Matthew McIlwain, M.D., author of…