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'Hazards to Your Health'

August 22, 1988

A heartfelt amen to the editorial writer who had the courage to proclaim against hysterical, health advocates the blunt ultimate statement: "WARNING: THE VERY ACT OF LIVING IS KNOWN TO BE DANGEROUS TO HEALTH."

I am reminded of a wall-hanging in an inn in Oberndorf, near Salzburg (translated in The Spectator (London), Aug. 6):

Half of mankind is done in

By alcohol and nicotine.

Yet, the rest, enjoying neither,

Does not live much longer either.

THOMAS McENROE

San Clemente

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