The Three Fates – Strength Magazine – December, 1927

“I’m not much of a mathematician,” said the Cigarette, “but I can add to a young man’s nervous trouble, I can subtract his energies, I can multiply his aches and pains, I can divide his interest in his work and discount his chances for success.” All of which, and with amplification, is more or less true. Tobacco, I firmly contend, is to the brain of a -youth what a whip is to a fine-spirited horse. It lashes him into a frenzy, produces a false sense of security and drains the reservoirs of reserve energy. In addition, it insidiously destroys his health and impairs the growth.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas