Smoke Break Turns Out to Be Lifesaver

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A South Carolina woman was washing dishes in her kitchen this week when she decided to go outside for a cigarette. Brenda Comer turned around to see an 80-foot oak tree crashing through her roof. It hit the kitchen sink, where she had been standing seconds earlier.

DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Good morning, I'm Deborah Amos.

Smoking is known for causing cancer, not saving lives. But it was just the opposite for one South Carolina woman. Brenda Comer was washing dishes in her kitchen this week when she decided to go outside for a cigarette. She turned around to see an 80-foot oak tree crashing through her roof. It landed across the kitchen sink, where she had been standing just seconds earlier. No word if Brenda plans now to quit smoking.

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