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"Not too good," replied the mother. "I've been very weak."
"Why are you so weak?"
"Because I haven't eaten in 38 days," the mother answered.
"That's terrible," said the son. "Why haven't you eaten in 38 days?"
"Because I didn't want my mouth to be filled with food if you should call."
"Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again."
This week in 1992, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations declared that hospitals without no-smoking indoors policies risked losing accreditation, putting their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements in jeopardy. It was the first U.S. industry-wide ban on smoking in the workplace.