Speaking of Wellness: Smoke Screen

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I’m a big film fan—and if you’re like me, you’ve watched a record-number of movies at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. But I’m not a fan of seeing actors in films lighting up cigarettes or using tobacco in other ways onscreen. Sure, the stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, […]

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