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Tobacco pushers and their accessories conceal the breadth of tobacco effects, the enormity of the tobacco holocaust, and the long record of documentation.
The concealment process is called the "tobacco taboo." Other pertinent words are "censorship" and "disinformation."
Here is the text by Theodore F. Frech and Luther H. Higley of an early exposé (1916) of tobacco dangers. It cites facts you rarely ever see, due to the "tobacco taboo."
The phrase "tobacco taboo" is the term for the pro-tobacco censorship policy—to not report most facts about tobacco.
As you will see, information about the tobacco danger was already being circulated in 1916, 96 years before the famous 1964 Surgeon General Report. Be prepared.
The Brown God and His White Imps,
The Evils of Tobacco and Cigarettes
by Rev. Luther H. Higley and Theodore F. Frech
The Higley Printing Co, 1916)
|CHAPTER I. The Sacrifice of Money||5|
|CHAPTER II. How Tobacco Affects the Body||15|
|CHAPTER III. How Tobacco Affects the Mind||36|
|CHAPTER IV. The Deadly Cigarette||46|
|CHAPTER V. The Use of Tobacco a Sin||64|
|CHAPTER VI. The Anti-Tobacco Battle||82|
|CHAPTER VII. Short Stories About Tobacco||94|
THE SACRIFICE OF MONEY
"Great as this saving has been, it is not to be compared with improved health, a clear head and steady hand, at the age of over 83 years."
"One-third or more of all the fires have originated from matches or pipes. Fires in England and fires in America are being kindled with alarming frequency by smokers casting about their fire-brands, or half-burned matches."
HOW TOBACCO AFFECTS THE BODY
|"A medical gentleman in New Hampshire a few years ago was consulted by the mother of a girl four years old who was afflicted with a severe eruption or humor on the face. The mother was anxious, from having heard stories of its efficacy in other cases, to make an application of tobacco. The physician, however, advised to the contrary, and left her, to visit her sick neighbor.
"While prescribing for the latter, he was called back in haste to the child, whom he found senseless and motionless on the floor. The mother informed him that being still persuaded that tobacco would be beneficial, she had, after he retired, taken some from the bowl of a pipe and rubbed it over the child's face; that the child set out to walk across the room immediately after the application, but had not proceeded half-way before it fell in the condition in which he found it.
"The physician remained an hour and a half, resorting to various means of resuscitating the child. The pulse occasionally reviving and then dying away again, until finally animation was restored; though for years afterward the child was subject to alarming nervous symptoms and is even now puny and feeble. The constitution of the child previous to the experiment was good; but the shock upon the nervous system was so severe that it never wholly recovered, and probably never will."
Dr. Jackson (1826)
Dr. Thorn (1845)
Dr. Titus Coan (1850)
Animal Evidence (1860)
Dr. Schroff (1882)
Dwarzak & Heinrich (1891)
|"In every case of a singer being a habitual user of the weed, a dryness of the mucus membrane is noticed, much to the det-|
|riment of the voice."|
|"A young pupil who at the age of eighteen took a violent fancy for smoking a pipe, which indeed was seldom out of his mouth, contracted inflammation of the pharynx, which affected his singing in a peculiar manner. His voice would sound most clear and brilliant for a few seconds; but afterwards, growing husky by degrees, a fit of coughing would ensue. This would generally terminate the lesson. In fact, it was found expedient to discontinue the study altogether. On examining him with the laryngoscope I discovered granulations covering the membrane as far down as the epiglottis, and on the lid itself.
"In this gentleman's case it was especially unfortunate, as he possessed one of the most perfectly shaped throats for vocalization that it has been my privilege to examine. He would, I am convinced, have made his mark in the vocal world were it not for the fatal habit."
so that plain food becomes tiresome, and it is not unusual for the tobacco-user to add a large amount of seasoning, such as salt, pepper, mustard, and spices. Water also, and even fruit, to the taste which has been perverted by tobacco, soon become insipid. Many reject fruit altogether.
|"The ordinary use of snuff is of very evil consequence and I am confident that more have died of apoplexy in one year since the use of it than had died of that disease in one hundred years before."|
|"I have several times rejected candidates for admission into the Naval Academy on account of defective vision, who confessed to the premature use of tobacco. One of these, from the age of seven."|
Prof of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical College,
Primer of Physiology and Hygiene: A Textbook for Primary Classes
(New York: Ivison, Blakeman & Co, 1885), pp 46-48.
"of the men thus dying, it will be found that ninety-five, if not ninety-nine, in one hundred use tobacco or coffee or both excessively. In these cases there is a spasm or stoppage of the heart. The man falls and usually never speaks. I could name fifty who felt the premonitions of heart-trouble, and, quitting the use of tobacco and coffee, have been freed from it for ten, twenty, or thirty years."
"Who can doubt that tobacco, in each of the various ways in which it has been customarily used, has destroyed more valuable life, and broken down the health of more useful members of society, than the complaint in question (bronchitis), up to the present time, or than it ever will hereafter?"
HOW TOBACCO AFFECTS THE MIND
THE DEADLY CIGARETTE
|Ed. Note: See example, acrolein, cited by Thomas Edison.|
|Ed. Note: It was experience such as this (that adults must be included so as to set a right example) that had led to Iowa's 1897 cigarette manufacturing and sales ban.|
James Parton (1868),
Dr. Hippolyte Depierris (1876),
Rev. John Wight (1889),
Bruce Fink (1915).
|Ed. Note: See the Iowa example of doing this, and criminal law background.|
|Ed. Note: See the Iowa example of doing this, and criminal law background.|
|AS GIRLS NURSE A DOLL
to Imitate Women,
BOYS SMOKE AND CHEW
to Imitate Men.
What is the Moral?
THE USE OF TOBACCO A SIN
|"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me; do: and the God of peace shall be with you." Phil. 4:8, 9.|
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Rom. 6:12, 13.
"For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is
worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb: The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire." II Pet. 2:18-22.
"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. II Cor. 7:1.
"But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Eph. 5:3-5.
"Therefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ungrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." Jas. 1:21, 22.
"Woe to her that is filthy." Zech. 3:1.
"If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. I Cor. 3:17.
"He which is filthy let him be filthy still" [Rev. 22:11].
"Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Rev. 22:11, 12.
"That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Rom. 8:4, 5.
"So then they that are in the flesh can not please God. Rom. 8:8.
"Among whom also we all had our conversation [Ed. Note: lifestyle] in time past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Eph. 2:3.
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, etc." Gal. 5:19.
"For if ye live after the flesh ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Rom. 8:13.
"Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." Jas. 1:15.
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Rom. 6:12; 13:14.
"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh; for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye can not do the things that ye would." Gal. 5:16, 17.
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:15, 16.
No; that, and in hell itself
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared unto all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Tit. 2:11, 12.
"These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts: and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. Jude 16.
"And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Jude 23.
"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. I Pet. 2:11.
"That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revelings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries." I Pet. 4:2, 3.
"The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust * * to be punished. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness." II Pet. 2: 9, 10.
|"And God said, Behold, I have given you [humans] every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
"And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
"And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
"If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin * * If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:7-9.
THE ANTI-TOBACCO BATTLE
|Ed. Note: See data on targeting children.|