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[Australia] History (75+ years): The 1950s

The Appeals Committee was reconstituted.... One of the most significant and unique contributions to the appeal came from the British Australasian Tobacco Co...the same time as the Cancer Council began its long fight against tobacco and cigarette smoking.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 21, 2015 15:14

[South Carolina] The rise, and decline, of SC's tobacco crop

In 1895, The State referred to tobacco as “the pearl of the Pee Dee,” a reference depictive of the region’s tobacco crop’s economic contributions to the state. In fact, the Pee Dee region planted 95 percent of the state’s tobacco crop acreage in 1900, a
Columbia (SC) State
added Nov 18, 2015 00:17

Old Cigarette Card Prophecies of Future Were Sometimes Surprisingly Accurate

Between 1935 and 1938, Max Cigarettes released an illustrative set of 250 trading cards called “The Age of Power and Wonder,” artfully depicting the rapid developments in science and manufacturing of that time, and predicting future inventions and improv
added Nov 16, 2015 20:37
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[North Carolina] Reynoldstown remembered with marker

Reynoldstown, the community started by officials at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for its employees almost 100 years ago, was recognized Sunday with a historical marker. Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Burke welcomed about 50 people who came out to see the marker unvei
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 15:56

[North Carolina] How Smoking Became a Global Pandemic

Despite concerted public health campaigns, cigarette smoking remains a global pandemic that kills thousands around the world, Allan Brandt told listeners... In his talk, “The Global Tobacco Pandemic: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence
Duke Today (Duke University)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:01

BELLAFANTE: Reigniting a Health Issue in New York Public Housing

adopting such a policy, in an existing co-op for example, is no simple thing, requiring the complicated process of amending proprietary leases. And enforcement is challenging anywhere. But a renewed conversation could at least get things moving toward the
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2015 16:39
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[Germany] Why Germans loved Helmut Schmidt

he continued to puff away, whether sitting in a theater or under the lights of a talk show. German department stores sell small metal plates reading: “Helmut Schmidt would smoke here, too.” In a rules-based society like ours, the affection for Mr. Schmidt
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 14:40

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco: ‘Of all the concerns, there is one – taxation – which alarms us the most’

Tobacco tax certainly raises revenue, but it is the single most important factor driving down smoking. It is a massively important win-win policy. Over decades, internal tobacco industry documents have repeatedly shown full awareness of this. Tobacco comp
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:06
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[Kansas, Missouri] Lewis Diuguid: Age to buy tobacco must go up

health-conscience, socially responsible teens in Kansas City should push for the change in the laws where they live. They would show themselves to be a whole lot smarter and more aware than people in my generation were as they celebrated over winning the
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Nov 20, 2015 17:57

Uncle Sam collectibles help us remember Veterans Day

Uncle Sam isn’t usually pictured smoking a pipe, but this advertising poster from about 1910 is praising a tobacco product. This 36- by 46-inch framed paper sign would be appraised today for about $3,500.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 8, 2015 14:02
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