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INFLUENCE

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2014 marks 50 years since US Surgeon General; Dr. Luther Terry linked cancer to smoking. His efforts initiated a wave of change within the United States; resulting in the number of people smoking declining from 43% in 1964 to 18% in 2014. --Jim L. Wilson and Ron Williams

-- http://www.voanews.com/content/tobacco-report-from-fifty-years-ago-has-changed-the-world/1831124.html

In 50 years, his insight changed the destinies of 20% of Americans. Sometimes, we just need to do what we know is right to better ourselves and others.

James 3:8-12 (NRSV) but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. (9) With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. (10) From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. (11) Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? (12) Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

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