Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

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Title: Healthy living
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957
Subjects: Health
Publisher: New York and Chicago, Charles E. Merrill company
Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries
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s forwhich people sometimes give up a good share of theirfreedom is smoking. The use of tobacco is more objectionable than theuse of tea and coffee. Smoking is an expensive habit,for a good deal of money is burnt up in the course of ayear in the form of cigars or cigarettes. It is an un-pleasant habit for those who do not share it, since itfills the air and the clothes and the hair of every onein the room with stale-smelling smoke. It is a habitwhich may do serious damage to the health. Peoplewho smoke a great deal injure the soft, delicate surfacesof the nose and throat and are likely to have a nasty,dry cough as a result. They injure their digestions andtheir hearts; a heavy smoker cannot exercise activelywithout panting and puffing, because his heart is usually 148 HEALTHY LIVING not strong enough to supply the needs of his musclesfully. They injure their nerves and their brains. Thehand of a hard smoker often trembles as a result ofthis action upon the nerves. Boys and men who are

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. Fig. 57.—^Men and boys who are members ofathletic teams are never allowed to usealcohol or tobacco. training for rowing and football and other athletic con-tests are never allowed to smoke. As in the case of tea and coffee—only much more so—the danger from tobacco is most serious in youth.Grov^TL people can smoke a little without harm, providedthey do not form so strong- a habit that they are no FREEDOM FROM BAD HABITS 149 longer free to stop when they wish. For children andyoung people, tobacco is always harmful. No boy whowants to be strong and well, a successful man and agood citizen, will touch it in any form. Medicines and When to Use Them.—When youare ill, the doctor is sent for, and sometimes perhapshe gives you medicines. These medicines, or the sub-stances they contain, called drugs, are given for par-ticular effects they have on the body, to remedy some-thing that is going wrong. For instance, if a person isvery ill and his heart is weak, a stimulant drug maybe giv

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