September 21, 2009

"Smoking Kills" Doctor Warned in 1606!!!

On Sept 19, 2009, the BBC published a story "Tobacco Warning from 17th Century" in which a physician, Dr. Eleazar Duncan, wrote a letter published in 1606 stating that tobacco "is so hurtful and dangerous to youth that it might have the pernicious nature expressed in the name, and that it were as well known by the name of Youths-bane as by the name of tobacco."

It goes to show you that physicians have been trying and still trying to get people to stop smoking for over 4 centuries given its ill effects.

Read the BBC story here.
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