Powerful Stimulants – Brigham Young, 1860

If the days of man are to begin to return, we must cease all extravagant living. When men live to the age of a tree, their food will be fruit. . . . If every woman in this Church will now cease drinking tea, coffee, liquor, and all other powerful stimulants, and live upon vegetables, etc., not many generations will pass away before the days of man will again return. But it will take generations to entirely eradicate the influences of deleterious substances. This must be done before we can attain our paradisaical state. [“Privileges of the Sabbath—Duty of Living Our Religion—Human Longevity, etc.,” reported by G. D. Watt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 8 (Liverpool: George Q. Cannon, 1861), pp. 63–53; emphasis added; spelling modernized.]

Brigham Young, President of the Church, 20 May 1860

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