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[Illinois] Fire destroys apartment: Cigarette thought to be cause of blaze in historic Alton building

A fire, likely caused by an unwatched cigarette, destroyed an apartment in a historic Alton building and heavily damaged two other single-bedroom units Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to 2441 Mills Avenue at approximately 11:37 a.m. Alton Fire
Illinois River Bend Telegraph
added Nov 29, 2015 15:45

[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13

[Canada] The ‘common knowledge’ of Quebecers: quantifying the evidence of historians testifying for defendant tobacco companies

even by the tobacco industry's own construct, the information environment surrounding Quebec smokers in the middle 20th century included more prosmoking messages than information about the risks of smoking.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2015 16:10
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‘Mama Says That Santa Claus Does Not Come to Poor People’

Two of the year’s standout books about niche collections delve into antiques that protected smokers’ hands from heat, smells and stains. “A Token of Elegance: Cigarette Holders in Vogue”...“Box of Cigar Bands” (Schiffer Publishing; $34.99) and analyzed
New York Times
added Nov 27, 2015 01:36

‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

The book’s most interesting section recounts a multiyear campaign to bring down New York’s smoking rate through a series of antismoking TV ads. In 2006, the data-obsessed Frieden noted a sudden decline in the smoking rate among Hispanic men. It was thank
New York Times
added Nov 23, 2015 20:41

History of the Great American Smokeout Event

The Smokeout event has helped dramatically change Americans’ attitudes about smoking. These changes have led to community programs and smoke-free laws that are now saving lives in many states. Annual Great American Smokeout events began in the 1970s, whe
American Cancer Society
added Nov 23, 2015 01:29

[UK] Cigarettes and suffragettes: The terribly un-PC cracker prizes which would appal modern sensibilities

A 1921 box of crackers called La Cigarette included real cigarettes and ‘a magic matchbox’. Each cracker came with a verse promoting the ‘joys’ of the vice, such as: ‘Some says girls shouldn’t smoke; What stuff! What do they know about it; When every wom
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 22, 2015 16:47

[Australia] History (75+ years): The 2010s

2012 Every single cigarette is now sold in drab coloured packets after the Federal Government’s plain packaging legislation came into effect...2013 Victoria records the lowest levels of smoking amongst adults in Australia (13.3 percent).
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 21, 2015 15:24

[Australia] History (75+ years): The 2000s

2006 Professor David Hill AM, PhD Director of the Cancer Council, announces that the Cancer Council has invested $175 million in cancer research in its 70-year history. Professor Hill is also voted President Elect of the International Union Against Cance
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 21, 2015 15:23
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[Australia] History (75+ years): The 1990s

In 1997 satirist John Clarke became a member of our governing Council. He was also involved in some highly successful anti-smoking campaigns.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 21, 2015 15:21
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