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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Tobacco smoking, particularly cigarette smoking, is the single-most preventable cause of the death in the United States.

Within 20 minutes of quitting smoking, a person's blood pressure returns to normal. Within one year, the chance of suffering a heart attack decreases by half.

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QUOTE: "Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead."

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Smoking tobacco emerged from religious ceremonies in the Americas and was probably initially restricted to only shamans, priests, and medicine men.

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Ramon Pane, a monk who accompanied Christopher Columbus to the Americas, is usually credited with introducing tobacco to Europe.

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Renaissance author Ben Jonson argued that smoking was the "devil's fart."

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Women in the United States increasingly began smoking publicly in the 1920s when the cigarette was adopted by advertisers as a symbol of equality, rebellion, and women's independence.

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Only recently, and mainly in Western countries, has smoking been seen as a serious health hazard. Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half since 1965, from 42 percent to 26 percent of adults. Smoking in developing countries, however, is rising.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead."

ANSWER: C.S. Lewis, from 'The Screwtape Letters'

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