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Why Are Ashtrays Trending Again? Well, We'll Be Blunt...

“It is tied to legalization [of marijuana] and just sort of a return to smoking culture. There's stuff going on with burning sage or Palo Santo. There's a lot of crossover uses for [ashtrays] that are really tied to, kind of modern wellness and just how
Refinery29
added Jul 13, 2018 13:15
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[Asia, China] Chinese art form refuses to be snuffed out

Although powdered tobacco and the cumbersome boxes that first held it originated in the West, snuff bottles are a uniquely Chinese innovation. And despite attempts to snuff out their presence over the centuries, the ornate works of art and symbols of one
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[UK] Old Spice: Menu from Britain's oldest Indian restaurant dating back to 1810 fetches £8,500 at auction

The bill of fare includes more than 25 dishes from the Hindoostane Dinner And Hooka Smoking Club, which was opened by Dean Mahomed, a former captain in the East India Company, in London in 1810.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 28, 2018 02:58
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Winston Churchill's half-smoked Cuban cigar left in an ashtray onboard HMS Duke of York during WWII is set to fetch £1,200 at auction

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:16
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[Asia, China] Chinese craftsman's dedication to snuff bottle painting

In the late 17th century, European merchants and envoys introduced the aromatic tobacco mixture to China known as snuff. Before entering China, snuff was typically stored in boxes. Chinese craftsmen created airtight bottles to protect against the local c
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57
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Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th

"He just held on to these cards that were most likely given to him after buying a particular tobacco product." ... There are now 24 known copies of the card featuring the famed Detroit Tigers slugger that on the back reads, "Ty Cobb - King of the Smoking
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 17:28
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[North Carolina] Review: The Packhouse a Beautiful Nod to Carolina’s Tobacco Past

The décor is thoughtful, making The Packhouse more than just a trendy, history-based name. Baskets large enough to hold tobacco leaves hang from the ceiling, and the door handles are fashioned from aged farming tools. A private dining room is closed off
Charlotte (NC) Magazine
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Arizona] The 747 Had a Great Run. But Farewell Doesn’t Mean the End.

The desert climate makes county-owned Pinal Airpark, between Phoenix and Tucson, an ideal place to store airplanes long term, and about 120 aircraft are here...whole seating sections are preserved — filled ashtrays (dating back to at least 2000, when the
New York Times
added Jan 20, 2018 15:57
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[UK] Frozen in time: Workmen renovating the Queen’s apartments in Buckingham Palace uncover fascinating detritus from Victoria’s reign – including cigarette packs and a 130-year-old newspaper

Smoking in royal residences Queen Victoria was said to be staunchly anti-smoking, and banished anyone puffing away to cubbyholes. In May 2017, the palace rolled out a no-smoking policy at royal residences. The Duchess of Cornwall was said to have had a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2018 01:30
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DESIGN & INTERIORS 8 Elegant Ashtrays

Smoking may have gone the way of ‘Mad Men,’ but good design never quits. Photo Maria Sanchez, $211, yoox.com. Credit Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Photo Baccarat, $750, barneys.com. Credit Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Photo Fundamental.Berlin, $80, shop-te
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2017 05:22
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