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Tobacco enemas for everyone!

Made by Evans & Co of London, this apparatus was used to revive people who were ‘apparently dead’, by making use of tobacco’s stimulant qualities. The bellows were used to blow tobacco smoke up the rectum (or into the lungs) … Tobacco enemas were popular
Boing Boing
added Oct 8, 2012 18:43
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[Illinois] PANIERI: Cigarettes a sign of revolution?

Nary a day goes by that I don’t see a hand surreptitiously flicking a cigarette butt from vehicle windows (especially pickup trucks, for some reason). I have to wonder if this butt-tossing is a passive/aggressive action in protest to $5 per pack cigarette
Joliet (IL) Herald News
added Sep 24, 2012 17:24
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Denise Richards Is 'Obsessed' With Ashtrays

Denise Richards is "obsessed" with collecting vintage ashtrays, despite the fact she does not smoke.
MALExtra (uk)
added Sep 20, 2012 01:23
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Treasures of an Heiress From a Personal Paradise

‘Doris Duke’s Shangri La’ at Museum of Arts and Design
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2012 15:34
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[UK-Scotland] Scots tobacco health warning.. from 1799

A NEWLY discovered letter shows doctors knew of the health risks of smoking more than 200 years ago. William Adams, a medical student at Edinburgh University, described the dangers of tobacco in graphic detail in a letter to his father in 1799.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Sep 3, 2012 23:48
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking out health letter

Doctors were aware of the dangers of smoking as early as the 18th century, a newly discovered letter from Edinburgh has shown.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 30, 2012 12:19
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[Kansas] Kovel’s Antiques: 19th century tobacco jars sported quirky designs

Why would a tobacco jar from the 19th century be shaped like a lady in a long, full dress? Tobacco jars were made in many unexpected shapes, and there are many figural tobacco-jar collectors today.
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jul 31, 2012 13:06
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Top sports memorabilia dealers busted for fraud after 'altering world's most expensive baseball card'

Bill Mastro and Doug Allen - once the most influential figures in the multi-billion dollar collectibles industry - are accused of routinely defrauding customers, rigging auctions and inflating prices paid by unwitting bidders.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 27, 2012 12:01
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[Illinois] Bill Mastro and two partners indicted on fraud charges stemming from massive sports memorabilia scam, including altering famous Honus Wagner card

A federal grand jury in Chicago indicted sports memorabilia executives Bill Mastro and Doug Allen on fraud charges, alleging that the pair — once the most influential figures in the multi-billion dollar collectibles industry — routinely defrauded custome
New York Daily News
added Jul 27, 2012 12:05
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Would You Like an Irish-American Athlete With That Cigarette?

Slate
added Aug 9, 2012 13:15
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