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Sarah Silverman A Match For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

is set to play Gladys Heldman. She was the founder of World Tennis magazine; she supported Billie Jean King and other female players who formed the Virginia Slims Tour in the early 1970s that was the precursor of today’s WTA Tour. She is a member of the I
Deadline Hollywood
added Jul 11, 2017 18:44
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ARCHIVE: Billie Jean King Elected To Philip Morris Board

US Women's Soccer Team has taken an active role in persuading young women, and young men, from taking up smoking. They appear in tobacco control advertisements, and speak to youngsters...King is not passing on a similar message to young tennis players.
CleanLungs.com (Citizens for Clean Air in Apartments (CCAA))
added Jul 11, 2017 18:27
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ARCHIVE: PUCIN: Billie Jean Is Blowing Smoke at Her Responsibility to Youth

pioneer of women's professional tennis and an outspoken proponent of equality for women's sports, has joined the board of directors of Philip Morris International, a tobacco company that provided the first big, brassy sponsor of women's pro tennis, Virgin
Los Angeles Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:14
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[New York] ARCHIVE: HERBERT: In America; 'If I Had Known'

Sackman was 17...this afternoon at Madison Square Garden we have the finals of the Virginia Slims tennis championships, and the continuing irony of exceptionally vital and very young women being used to promote cigarettes, a product that destroys life.
New York Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:11
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ARCHIVE: LETTER: KING: Women Tennis Pros Are Not 'Being Used' to Promote Smoking

Women in the professional tennis community are proud of our relationship with an enlightened company like Philip Morris and the people associated with Virginia Slims. I feel I can speak for women in professional tennis when I say Mr. Herbert has done us
New York Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:08
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ARCHIVE: BERKOW: Sports of The Times; A Match For Smoking, Not Tennis

Her view, that since the women aren't portrayed smoking then they aren't promoting smoking, is ingenuous, at best...is a businesswoman. Tennis was and is her business. Her loyalty to Philip Morris, however, is misplaced. It is dishonest and destructive to
New York Times
added Jul 11, 2017 18:04
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ARCHIVE: Billie Jean King Full Film

During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA Tour), founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and Women’s Sports magazine, and co-founded World TeamTennis (WTT).
PBS
added Jul 11, 2017 17:34
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ARCHIVE: Billie Jean King / Virginia Slims Tour

A look back at the Original 9’s Virginia Slims Tour, formed in 1970. Featuring archival photos and footage, and original interviews with Judy Tegart Dalton, Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer, Rosie Casals, Peachy Kellmeyer, Larry King, Billie Jean King and Julie He
PBS
added Jul 11, 2017 17:31
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[UK] LIDDLE: Being anti-smoking damages your mental health

The government and ASH were delighted to celebrate ten years of the ban and have said, without any evidence at all, that it has been ‘popular’ with the general public. How do they know? The last two opinion polls show that more people in the UK would lik
The Spectator (uk)
added Jul 11, 2017 08:42
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[UK] How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous

The people who made the case that smoking causes cancer were not generally thought of as hypocrites. It’s true that some of them still smoked, even after they knew the dangers. But there were far more smokers inside the tobacco industry, where being seen
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:07
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