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During a recent interview, Margaret Smith and Don Smith recalled former Monticello Times newspaper publisher Lynn R. Smith’s efforts to launch what later became known as the Great American Smokeout. The original Don’t Smoke Day (D-Day) event had its genesis in Monticello 40 years ago this week on Jan. 7, 1974, when almost 300 smokers pledged they would give up smoking for one day.  (Photo by Tim Hennagir)

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