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[North Carolina] Did a mystical coin bring good fortune to the Reynolds family? Or was it all a farce? Come along as we unravel the mystery of the Joshua Coin.

Legend has it that when R. J. Reynolds rode into Winston-Salem in 1875 to found the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, he had $500 and a sack of tobacco seeds in his saddlebag. What most people don’t know is that he also carried a lucky family coin with him—
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Kimpton opens door on new life for historic Reynolds building

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. headquarters, on its 87th birthday, transitioned Wednesday from its grand historic past to its boutique hotel future.... “All the nods to the past, whether the blueprint wallpaper in the private dining area to the likeness o
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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Samuel Billy Kyles, Witness to King’s Last Moments, Dies at 81

Mr. Kyles covered Dr. King’s body with a bedspread...He instinctively removed a crushed Salem cigarette, mindful that Dr. King had been self-conscious about smoking and worried that young people might discover his vice.
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2016 18:54
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[Europe, UK] VIDEO: Marlborough Man 2016: Smoking icon has swapped his horse for a helicopter and become a Stetson-wearing WOMAN in new e-cigarette ad campaign

has been replaced by a woman / The new face of e-cigarettes is shown using a helicopter to round up cattle / Imperial Tobacco campaign received a boost after a report released by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) backed E-cigarettes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 30, 2016 16:18
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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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[New York] Vintage photo: Cigarette company 'spaceman' entertains kids at 1959 supermarket opening

On Jan. 14, 1959, Grand Union opened a new supermarket at 3803 Brewerton Road in North Syracuse. Besides the free gum, candy, and balloons offered for the children, the store had the Tareyton spaceman come to entertain the kids. Tareyton was a brand of
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Apr 28, 2016 20:44
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AMERICAN SMOKING CULTURE: FROM CASH CROP TO PUBLIC SCOURGE

2016: At the 2016 SAG Awards, Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio makes headlines by vaping at his table. Weeks later, the Haze Dual v3 vaporizer is distributed at the Academy Awards as part of the gift bags given to award presenters, stirring even more controv
Newsweek
added Apr 24, 2016 23:52
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[Nebraska] COFFEY: Smoking was seen as a sign of sophistication

my mother was born in an era that birthed some of the most glamorous actresses in Hollywood...despite my pointing out that oxygen is highly flammable and that was perhaps not the best idea. While she eventually quit, it was too little, too late. Followin
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Apr 24, 2016 23:42
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[Asia, Cambodia] Big Tobacco Shaped Smoking Laws, Policies

In 2008, British American Tobacco (BAT) was awarded its third straight “Gold Medal” from Prime Minister Hun Sen... Since the mid-1990s, BAT aggressively sought to establish close connections with those at the highest levels of government in order to shape
Cambodia Daily (kh)
added Apr 21, 2016 11:17
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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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