ethel’s words

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PLEASURES FORBIDDEN--EXCEPT FAT

They just can’t stand it. They simply seethe with resentment when somebody does something they can’t do. Yeah, I’m talking about the poor wretches whose religions keep them from one of the great pleasures a Creator (they believe) put on Planet Earth: Tobacco.

Before it was contaminated with poisons, tobacco was a respected medicine. It is still, now, and has always been an elixir to lift the human spirit.

Peace talks have been smoothed and soothed by tobacco smoke. Sorrow and grief and shock and injury have been palliated by smoking tobacco. Paradoxically, one of the things that terrorizes church and state alike is the lovely leaf called tobacco.

Goodbye, Jeanie’s Smoke Shop. State Street will never seem the same and Salt Lake City will miss you.

Ethel C. Hale

P.S. I still can’t figure out how the self-experts can say that smoking tobacco causes cancer. To determine that, wouldn’t you need to do a study of smokers?