Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) had a very good life, but he smoked up to two packs of cigarettes. Although Nimoy finally was able to stop smoking, his lungs lost their capacity to keep up with his breathing. Nimoy finally needed an oxygen machine to help him each day. Nimoy stated that he thought he would die of lung cancer one day, but he was wrong. He died of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The symptoms of this disease are shortness of breath, chronic cough, and wheezing in part. You might have seen a commercial on television with Nimoy’s wife (Susan) talking about COPD. After viewing the movie “Remembering Leonard Nimoy,” I felt compelled to speak about smoking of any form. Nimoy was my favorite character in the three- year television series, “Star Trek.” Nimoy quoted, “Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” Take heal and “Live long and Prosper.” What is your legacy? What is your Final Frontier?
An heartwarming movie about Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy and COPD. If you smoke, look at this movie. If you like to Live long & Prosper, Take a look. https://www.kcet.org/shows/remembering-leonard-nimoy/episodes/remembering-leonard-nimoy
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