Medicine: Advice to Smokers

Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, author of a popularly gruesome tract on reckless driving ("—And Sudden Death"), has collected tips for the benefit of heavy smokers who wish to reform. In step with a recent upsurge of articles on smoking, in the current issue of Scribner's, Mr. Furnas offers several anti-smoking aids for what they are worth. Samples: 1) wash out the mouth with a weak solution of silver nitrate which "makes a smoke taste as if it had been cured in sour milk"; 2) chew candied ginger, gentian, or camomile; 3) to occupy the...

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