GILROY, CA: Larry Hafvenstein smoked for more than 40 years. It was the "in" thing to do as he was growing up - movie stars smoked, doctors smoked, just about everyone smoked. When all the health complications smoking can cause came to light, Hafvenstein was already hooked and, despite many attempts, couldn't stop. But the day he held his baby granddaughter in his arms for the first time was the day he quit - cold turkey.
"My daughter, Lauren, was his first grandchild, and when we handed her to him at the hospital, he was thrilled," said Gilroy resident Kati Pauley, Hafvenstein's daughter. "But then it hit him that he must stink like cigarette smoke. I think he was holding this clean, perfect new little person, and he didn't want to hold her and smell like smoke. I think he also wanted to be around for her as she was growing up. So, he quit. Just like that, he quit. It's been eight years now, and he hasn't smoked since." Source.