Thursday, September 25, 2008

Anti-smoking that came before Anti-smoking...

Today marks nine months since I quit smoking, with only one three-cigarette detour at my father's memorial service. I officially quit on Christmas Day 2007 and since that time have come to appreciate things like cycling, deep breathing... air...

But my personal anti-smoking marker - at nine months, it's like an anti-smoking baby! - falls serindipitously on the anniversary of another anti-smoking point in history. I'm talking about the move of physicians to stop smoking. No, not in the 1960's. We're talking a long time before then.

September 25, 1878, Dr. Charles Drysdale issued his warnings against smoking.

Well over a hundred years ago.

Thanks, doc. I'm glad I finally listened.

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