In the last 30-40 years, ever since the tobacco warnings led to laws where people could no longer smoke where they worked, nor inside most buildings...the tobacco farming industry of North Carolina collapsed. When I moved to NC in 2007 there were still small farms growing tobacco, mainly for the cigar industry which seemed slower to decline (I think.) Now, in 2021, there are almost none.
It's a different view from a doctor's warning to actually addressing a person's addiction to smoking. I can sure understand why some folks are still smoking or chewing tobacco...and feel bad about it, but wouldn't tell them to quit. I managed to finally quit smoking about a year before having my last baby, and I had my first 2 before I'd even begun the habit. I would like to lose weight, which certainly contributes to my own medical conditions, but none of my friends tell me to not eat a piece of pie when it's available and home made!
And recently was the anniversary of the graduation of these three women from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Sharing these photos with Sepia Saturday this week!
Quote for today:
I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. -James Madison, fourth US president (16 Mar 1751-1836)