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Jenny Diski, Author Who Wrote of Madness and Isolation, Dies at 68

and “Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America With Interruptions” (2002), masqueraded as travel books.... After Ms. Diski found out that she had inoperable lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis in the summer of 2014, she started writing a
New York Times
added Apr 29, 2016 09:12
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[Africa, Mali] ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu. By the 16th century, a quarter of the 100,000-strong population were students...Ethicists debated polygamy, usury, conflict resolution and the ­morality of smoking.
New York Times
added Apr 28, 2016 22:17
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David Kessler: ‘Capturing’ attention with a new theory of mind

his new book “Capture"...What do you mean that things like smoking and junk food can “capture” us? The theory of capture is composed of three elements: Something seizes our attention; it changes how we feel; [and] there’s a perception of a loss of contro
statnews.com
added Apr 25, 2016 14:52
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[New York] Dr. Thomas Farley Takes on Big Food and Big Tobacco

Which had the most impact? A. I would say it was our efforts to reduce smoking. During the time of the Bloomberg administration, smoking rates fell by about 25 percent in New York. Since then they’ve fallen by about a third. That’s about 400,000 fewer sm
New York Times Blogs
added Apr 20, 2016 13:23
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[New York] Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

“There is a reason why people in New York City live longer than average Americans, and this book tells you why. Tom Farley has written a fast-paced chronicle of those exciting years and recounts how a mayor who didn’t have to worry about raising funds fo
amazon.com
added Apr 20, 2016 13:27
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[New York] GARNER: An Appraisal: Taking Big Bites of Jim Harrison’s Voracious Life

he lit a cigarette. This was about a year after the city’s smoking ban began. Since he got away with it, diners at surrounding tables quickly lit up, too. Briefly, it was a big, happy, smoky room. Then a waiter came out and made everyone stub out their M
New York Times
added Mar 29, 2016 00:10
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Free flights on the company plane

When Ross Johnson was chief executive of RJR Nabisco, the tobacco-to-biscuits conglomerate, in the 1980s, he sent Rocco, his pet dog, on a 2,000-mile flight aboard the company jet. According to the story, made famous in Barbarians at the Gate, a book ab
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 7, 2016 07:40
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[Turkey] KUCUKSAHIN: Are books and movies promoting smoking and drinking? Erdogan thinks so

All this aside, let's entertain the idea that Erdogan may be justified in associating smoking and drinking with literature, poetry and cinema in Turkey. Not so, according to scholars in the field. Emin Ozdemir, a prominent literary scholar and the longe
Al-Monitor
added Feb 25, 2016 03:58
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Kentucky by Heart: Bobbie Bryant’s Tobacco in the Black Patch brings back childhood memories

I reflected on my youth around the family tobacco farm recently while reading Farming in the Black Patch (Acclaim Press, 2015), by author Bobbie Smith Bryant. The book is a well-done account of Bryant’s family (Smiths and a few others) raising dark-fired
KyForward
added Feb 16, 2016 13:28
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[New York] What is Paul Rudnick Doing Writing Young Adult Fiction?

“I liked ‘Dante’s Inferno’ and Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince,’” said one girl, who was smoking... “I know they shouldn’t be smoking,” he said. “But it’s such a mild form of rebellion these days compared with other things that it almost seems quaint to me, li
New York Times
added Feb 13, 2016 15:49
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