January 11, 1964

On January 11, 1964, US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report that smoking may be hazardous to a smokers’ health. One out of ten doctors disagreed. That doctor, Matt Montgomery Wilder, MD Esq, said that not only was smoking good for you, but that it would make a sixteen year old girl look and act older, would clear up acne, would help prevent unwanted pregnancies, help ugly women to get pregnant, help the obese to lose weight, prevent scurvy, and would help the stock market to grow.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to January 11, 1964

  1. Big T says:

    Not enough credit is given to Dr. Wilder for his outstanding work. The man was a national treasure and he should be revered for having the bravery to stand up to the medical establishment and expose the TRUTH that no one wants to admit.

    It has become popular to vilify tobacco these days, but no one talks about the many, many benefits of smoking. The good doctor wasn’t afraid to speak out, and we feel that heroism of that caliber should be rewarded… perhaps by a numbered account in an off-shore bank.

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