Tobacco advertising In the United States had a very significant and immediate effect on sales. When one campaign started in1955 sales were at $5 billion and by 1957 sales were at $20 billion.
In Mary's own words "He approached me at the bus stop and offered a cigarette. I said I don't smoke." He said "try it you might like it".
Beginning in October of 2006 Mary has had a Carotid Artery surgery, treatment for Cancer on her Bladder twice, abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, cracked pelvis, cracked spine, fistula surgery and removal of her gall bladder and a hip replaced.