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Hazards of Tobacco, 1913

It’s kind of fun – and funny – to look back at the “scientific” opinion of tobacco use prior to the 1930s; back then, there were no tobacco lobbyists as we today know them, and smoking hadn’t become glamorized by Hollywood. Anyone who thinks the hazards of tobacco use are a recent discovery would be in for a rude surprise, as these excerpts from a 1913 textbook on hygeine shows:
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