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[California] 'Please applaud with hands only': Bizarre century-old posters encouraging etiquette in movie theaters were the first 'switch off your cell phone' warnings

California became the first state to introduce a smoking ban in 1995 - but in 1912 those whose attended a film screening were told to keep their cigarettes in their pockets
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2017 22:14
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Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION™, Receives $500,000 Sponsorship From Altria Group

announced Altria Group as a Virginia Colony Partner. Altria's $500,000 sponsorship will support commemoration projects marking the 400th anniversary of pivotal 1619 Virginia events that set Virginia and America on a course towards the ideals of democracy,
PR Newswire
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[California] Calabasas' Second-Hand Smoke Ordinance Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Reaction to the Calabasas secondhand smoking laws has been extremely positive and in the eleven years since initial passage. “I’m so proud to have played a role in enacting this vital ordinance,” said Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer, “one that has become
Patch.org
added Apr 24, 2017 23:11
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Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert

Wachter defended his initial valuation of “Maypole”...when he inspected it, the value of the work had been diminished by a dense film of dirt and grime that covered its surface as well as an extreme yellow discoloration, caused in part by years of exposur
New York Times
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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[Africa, Nigeria] Smoking: Licensed to Kill

Sunday Vanguard X-rays the impact of smoking on heart health and why it remains an avoidable risk factor for heart diseases. When the late former Minister of Health, Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, began his anti-smoking campaign in 1989, not many saw i
Vanguard (ng)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:22
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[Iowa] First Tax on Cigarettes

This month in 1921, Iowa became the first state to enact a tax on cigarettes, rolling paper and associated paraphernalia. The tax was very modest, being just $1 per 1,000 cigarettes. Iowa today collects $1.36 per pack, ranking it just below the middle of
U.S. Census Bureau
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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[UK] Yes, Nell Gwynne had a good time, but life with Charles II was mostly savage - and short

Sulphurous smoke from coal fires hung in the air — and everyone smoked tobacco. As it was believed that smoking was beneficial to health, children were beaten for not smoking.... Restoration Britain is about as appealing as North Korea.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 21, 2017 19:26
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Shaming pictures show America's cruel past when children were forced to work in fields and factories

Amos, six, and Horace, four, were made to work by their father John Neal at a tobacco farm in Albaton, Kentucky, day after day from 'sun-up to sun-down', worming and suckering. Mr Neal, who rented land, said they worked as steadily as adults
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:17
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[UK] Previously unseen letter from a Titanic passenger in which he expressed his regret that his wife and daughter were not with him goes up for auction

Simonius-Blumer had been playing cards in the smoking room until 11pm. He was in his stateroom at the time of the collision 'Here in the smoking room you can feel the propellers working, while in my cabin it is as quiet as in my room at home.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:15
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[Virginia] Oprah erupts in new HBO film, premiering Saturday

whose tissue sample would yield medical marvels benefiting millions...The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,"...A poor tobacco farmer who worked the same Virginia land as her slave ancestors, Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 at age 31.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 20, 2017 18:55
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