Judge Orders Firebug To Stop Smoking
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A prison sentence can take years from your life, but the sentence of a man in Hawaii could add years to his. The man pleaded no contest to starting a restaurant fire. He flicked a cigarette, which torched the wood-shingled roof of the Wei Wei Bar-B-Q Restaurant. A judge told him to do community service, pay to fix the roof and stop smoking for a year. The judge says it will add time to his life if he gives up the habit permanently.
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