Quotation by Harriot K. Hunt

Without infringing on the liberty we so much boast, might we not ask our professional Mayor to call upon the smokers, have them register their names in each ward, and then appoint certain thoroughfares in the city for their use, that those who feel no need of this envelopment of curling vapor, to insure protection may be relieved from a nuisance as disgusting to the olfactories as it is prejudicial to the lungs.
Harriot K. Hunt (1805–1875), U.S. physician. Glances and Glimpses, ch. 12 (1856).

Hunt was taking an early stand against what is now termed "second-hand smoke."
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