I was deeply touched by your letter and moved by the fact that inspite of your busy
schedule and responsibilities you took the time to inquire about my health.
I was lucky indeed to be a beneficiary of the outstanding skills of American physicians - who managed to perform my triple
by-pass surgery, successfully enough to enable me to be out of the hospital after 6 days and back to work 21 days after surgery.
I seize this opportunity to renew the expression of my sentiment of gratitude for
the campaign against smoking initiated by you during your visit to Israel.
As a direct result of your efforts and the publicity given to your statements - we see
today an improvement in the situation in this respect in Israel: the number of people
that smoke has diminished.
Wishing you and your family good health and in the hope to have the privilege to see you soon again.