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May 17, 1976

Reasons to Encourage Smoking

Author Affiliations

Oakland, Calif

JAMA. 1976;235(20):2191. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260460015012

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To the Editor.—  I was very disappointed that Dr Lowitz neglected to mention the most important reason for encouraging smoking (235: 804, 1976). It is obvious that cancer is good for you. It is the greatest advancement ever in preventive medicine, since it prevents old age, senility, arteriosclerosis, strokes, loss of memory, and other debilitations. I am certain that Dr Lowitz is anxious to have this oversight corrected.