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Smokeout is chance to quit

November 18, 2010
Mining Journal

In 1971 in Randolph, Mass., a fellow named Arthur P. Mulberry was trying to generate donations for a local high school fund raiser. He suggested folks not smoke any cigarettes for a period of twenty four hours. They could figure how much money it had saved them and donate that money to the high school. I'm sure that the attraction of supporting a worthwhile cause helped the fund drive but a wave of enthusiasm to stop smoking did not occur. When the smoke cleared, if I may, the idea of a stop smoking day had been born.



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