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[Asia, India] KESAVAN: NO SMOKING - The decline of tobacco and its lessons

Human beings don’t want to be suddenly saved from their pleasures by self-righteous laws, but, as the campaign against smoking demonstrates, they can be educated out of their excesses.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Sep 1, 2014 02:42

[North Carolina] PHOTO GALLERY: Old is New Again

A look at the current-day Wake Forest Innovation Quarter compared to how it looked during the hey-day of RJR Tobacco in the 1940s. Many of the former factories now function as cutting-edge work spaces, such as Biotech Place and 525@Vine, both visible abov
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 30, 2014 11:42

[Austria] Freud’s City, From Couch to Cafes

Freud was so addicted that nonsmokers offended him. He once offered his 17-year-old nephew a cigarette, and when the young man demurred, Freud admonished him, saying, “My boy, smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you deci
New York Times
added Aug 29, 2014 15:47

Backgrounder: Trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

Prosecutors are accusing former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from wealthy businessman Jonnie Williams. The then-chief executive of Virginia-based public company Star Scientific was h
USA Today
added Aug 29, 2014 15:13

[UK] If the afterlife had a smoking lounge this is what it'd look like

Nearly 1,000 artefacts related to the famous Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been donated by collector Clive Richards to the SS Great Britain Trust. The collection will go on display to the public in 2016. By far the strangest object will
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 28, 2014 19:38

[UK] Half-smoked cigar belonging to Britain's greatest engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel goes on show - alongside the case he used for his 40-A-DAY habit

One of the most ingenious and prolific engineers in history, Brunel oversaw the building of 25 railway lines, more than 100 bridges and three ships - and was rarely seen without a cigar between his lips.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 18:44

Celebrity Smokers: The Unpaid Tobacco Sponsors / Are famous puffers making young people smoke more?

Spokespeople for Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson; who are all called out in the campaign; have not accepted the request for comment. Other celebrities which have sparked the controversy are Lady Gaga, Engli
Neon Nettle (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:02

FORREST: PRIME TIME: Who could have imagined the change in the nation's cigarette culture?

I saw your article in today’s paper where you asked for readers to talk about things that were unrecognizable to the under-50 crowd. Here is an oddity: Who under 50 could imagine the radical cultural changes surrounding the lowly cigarette?
Florida Times-Union
added Aug 26, 2014 22:14

WALSH: SAPVoice: How Big Data Is Like Big Tobacco - Part 1

Big Tobacco knew the writing was on the wall in the U.S. Long before the judgment came, they had diversified into food and other consumables. Big Data is running down a similar path. Deception? Check. Users are only now realizing on a broad basis that ma
added Aug 26, 2014 20:25

Lively Accounts Examining Death / ‘Shocked’ and ‘Working Stiff’ Detail Careers Involving Corpses

honors for best early performance go to the citizens of Amsterdam, who in 1767 formed a Society in Favor of Drowned Persons ... more than 150 drowned people were reportedly revived with measures including blowing tobacco smoke up the rectum
New York Times
added Aug 25, 2014 18:07
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