A Dissertation on the Medical Properties and Injurious Effects of the Habitual Use of Tobacco

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Author: A. McAllister
Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,045 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Categories: RM, RA
Downloads: 1,146
Added to site: 2008.04.27
mnybks.net#: 20683
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Health, Non-fiction

I command the serious perusal of the following Essay and Appendix to every man, who wishes to become well informed respecting the properties of tobacco. Whoever uses this substance as a luxury, is bound by a due regard to his own physical welfare to make himself acquainted with its properties and their influence. If any man can soberly peruse the following pages, without conviction that he is "playing with edge-tools," while he is indulging in the use of tobacco, I must confess his mind to be of a composition different from mine.

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ee, during the last year. That address, with its accompanying resolutions, now exerts a beneficial influence through a widely extended community. We are cheered by the kind wishes and prayers of the friends of good order, in our efforts to destroy that vice which has not only "walked" through our country "in darkness," but "wasted at noon-day." But while we exult in the triumph of correct principles on this subject, do not other vicious indulgences demand our attention? Should we slumber over the mischiefs resulting from such indulgences, while the public look to us as pioneers who should trace out the pathway to health and happiness, and demand from us both precepts and examples of sobriety and virtue? Unfortunately, in all our attempts to abolish practices prejudicial to the best interests of man, we are compelled, in the outset, to encounter our own inveterate habits--habits which rise up in mutiny against reformation, and with clamorous note forbid us to proceed. Are we so fortunate as to be free

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