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[Caribbean, Florida] Cuba As Depicted in 19th Century Cigar Box Art

Cuba’s long war of independence forced Spanish cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez Ybor to move his Principe de Gales (Prince of Wales) operations from the cigar manufacturing center of Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida.
Cuba Journal
added Apr 5, 2016 15:38
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[California] VIDEO: Hollywood Not Honoring Anti-Smoking Pledge: Lawsuit

A group of New York Film Academy students in Burbank who spoke with NBC4 said they grew up watching movies and television, and said it often taught them that lighting up can look cool. “When I saw him smoke, I have the urge to smoke right now because it
NBC Los Angeles
added Apr 5, 2016 14:40

PODCAST: Fight Against Sugar in Food Guided by War on Tobacco

In response, the industry worked with a big PR firm and wrote “A Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers.” ... As it turns out, the fight over tobacco is very similar to a new public health battle emerging--this time, in the sugar industry. The strategies i
Sanford School of Public Policy (Duke University)
added Apr 3, 2016 16:15

CHEW: Not Yet Kicked: The Consequences of Big Tobacco's Targeting of Mentally Ill People

Two big lies—that smoking relieves the symptoms of psychosis, depression and anxiety and that mentally ill people have a special immunity to tobacco-related diseases—were propagated so aggressively by cigarette-makers that plenty of people still believe
The Influence
added Apr 3, 2016 15:16


The son of a tobacco farmer in Virginia, R. J. Reynolds sold his shares of his father's company in Patrick County, Virginia, and ventured to the nearest town with a railroad connection, Winston-Salem, to start his own tobacco company.[3] He bought his fi
World Public Library
added Apr 3, 2016 14:44

[Denmark] The increase in smoke signals a realisation of pipe dreams

Denmark has long been a hot-bed of pipe smoking and making, a culture that has been enjoying a second wind in recent years. According to Michael Iversen – the head of the Nordic Tobacco Guild and the organiser of the recently-held 2016 Open Danish Champ
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Apr 1, 2016 20:19

ARCHIVE: Remarks by the President at the signing of the family smoking prevention and tobacco control act

When Henry Waxman opened that first hearing back in '94 on tobacco with the industry CEOs, he began by quoting an ancient proverb: "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Our journey for change is far from over.
The White House
added Apr 1, 2016 17:25

COLLIN: Why should Hollywood quit smoking?

how best to put it? – cool. On screen, smoking adds movement to stillness, and pricks the dark with momentary flares of warmth and light. It’s a catalyst for intimacy, and particularly in the film noir era, there was often no fire without it.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 1, 2016 17:19

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 1: Cigarette Ads Banned

Broadcast advertising was confronted with a major downsizing on this date in 1970 as President Nixon signed a bill into law prohibiting cigarette advertising on the nation's airwaves. The ban went into effect on January 1 of the following year — the first
PR Newswire
added Apr 1, 2016 16:05

NFL would face uphill battle in legal clash with New York Times, experts say

"...a co-owner of the Giants, Preston R. Tisch, also partly owned a leading cigarette company, Lorillard, and was a board member of both the Tobacco Institute and the Council for Tobacco Research, two entities that played a central role in misusing scienc
Poynter Online
added Mar 31, 2016 09:01
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