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[UK] Nephew of man accused of starting Bradford stadium fire by dropping a lit cigarette blasts 'mind-bogglingly inaccurate' BBC documentary claims

'At no time was Eric responsible for the fire - at no time did he say he stubbed a cigarette out and it went down a hole.' He blamed the accident on stadium authorities who had piled up flammable rubbish underneath the stands, adding that he had refused
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2015 12:41

How ‘Mad Men’ Made Smoking Glamorous—Then Deadly

Betty and Don’s cigarette smoking was once supremely seductive. Then came Betty’s shock cancer diagnosis, and suddenly cigarettes have become a symbol of ‘Mad Men’s’ own death
The Daily Beast
added May 12, 2015 14:04

[UK] Australian man 'dropped cigarette that started Bradford City fire'

British police investigating the Bradford City fire, which killed 56 football fans, say an Australian man admitted dropping the cigarette thought to have started the blaze, according to a BBC documentary.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 12, 2015 14:02

[UK] Bradford City stadium fire: Police identify man who 'dropped the cigarette that started the fire'

Police investigating the deadly Bradford City fire identified the man who accidentally started the blaze which killed 56 football fans after he dropped a cigarette 30 years ago – but did not release his name until now. Officers discovered that Australia
The Independent (uk)
added May 12, 2015 14:02

[UK] Sir Philip Carter, businessman - obituary

died aged 87, was a director of Littlewoods who forged a career in football administration...In 2005 Goodison Park took steps to become Britain’s first smoke-free football stadium, banning cigarettes from the ground’s restaurants, bars and stands.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:43

[Germany] 70 years ago today ... Victory in Europe Day

The German mark was replaced with cigarettes and soap as barter items. The average pack of cigarettes passed through seven people before the cigarettes were smoked.
Nevada Appeal
added May 8, 2015 11:06
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Guy Carawan Dies at 87; Taught a Generation to Overcome, in Song

By the mid-1940s, Tindley’s words and the now-familiar melody had merged. In 1945, the resulting song, known as “We Will Overcome,” was taken to the picket lines by striking tobacco workers in Charleston, S.C., who sang: “We will overcome,/And we will win
New York Times
added May 8, 2015 10:47

Why do airplanes still have ashtrays, 25 years after the smoking ban?

FAA expects that the occasional nicotine craving passenger will break the law – fines and potential criminal charges be damned – so there should be a place for them to safely extinguish... In 1973, a passenger on a Varig airlines flight dropped a still-bu
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added May 4, 2015 17:42

[Florida] Going Way Back With Cubans, Tampa Leads Push Forward

During its halcyon cigar days, Ybor City, named after its founder, a cigar manufacturer, brimmed with radical ideas and people. Strikes were common, mutual aid societies were abundant, women worked alongside men, blacks worked alongside Hispanics and whit
New York Times
added May 4, 2015 07:33

First-ever copy of Playboy magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe naked set to fetch over $2,700 at auction

Dated from December 1953, it is the first appearance of the 'Playboy Bunny', decked out in a smoking jacket with a pipe in his mouth.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2015 06:54
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