Thoughts And Stories On Tobacco For American Lads; Or Uncle Toby's Anti-tobacco Advice To His…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorge Trask

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... FROM DR. GEORGE HOYT. 20 WlNTEE Steeet. My Dear Lad:--Have you ever been told what terrible evils result from the use of Tobacco? I presume you have not; because lads of your tender years, especially when living at a distance from the " paternal roof," seldom converse on the subject with those who understand it; and can hardly be supposed to have learned it from books. But you are now old enough to see through the " smoke." You are nearly fifteen years old, and if you have escaped the contagious influence of example, especially in the use of cigars, you have certainly been most fortunate. To know that you are free, having neither the disposition to use, or the desire to taste the vile stuff, makes me very happy. But to fortify your mind fully against its seductive influence, you must understand some of the reasons which may be urged for eschewing it. Having learned them, hold them fast. They must, however, necessarily be brief,--a letter will not admit of a lengthy discussion. Besides, though I take great pleasure in writing to you at all times, and upon all subjects which have thus far come beneath my pen, yet the name, Tobacco, embodies so much that is filthy and nauseous, offensive and disgusting, that to dwell upon it is exceedingly unpleasant. What I propose, then, is to tell you some of the personal evils or dangers which arise from its use, and to show the manner in which they come upon us. Those who make a liberal use of this drug, in every form, unless they use counteracting agents, such as rum, gin, brandy, &c, are generally pale and sallow. Why? Because the narcotic power of Tobacco weakens the capillary vessels of the skin, so they will circulate but little red blood. Besides this loss of power in tiie vessels, the blood loses a part of its vi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... FROM DR. GEORGE HOYT. 20 WlNTEE Steeet. My Dear Lad:--Have you ever been told what terrible evils result from the use of Tobac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405657

ISBN - 13:9780217405652

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