165 years ago today - Apr 8, 1855 (Afternoon, Conference)

[Brigham Young]
If the '"old fogies'" take a little tobacco, a little whisky, or a little tea and coffee, we wish you boys to let it alone, and let those have it who have long been accustomed to its use. It is far better for these my brethren, who are young and healthy, to avoid every injurious habit. There are a great many boys here who are in the habit of chewing tobacco, they should stop it, and take no more, they are better without it. Some may turn round and say, '"Father, do you think so?'" Yes, let the old folks have it, but you young, smart gentlemen, let it alone.

[Journal of Discourses 2:266-271 as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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