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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
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ARCHIVE: Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Tobacco Use -- United States, 1900-1999

During the first decades of the 20th century, lung cancer was rare; however, as cigarette smoking became increasingly popular, first among men and later among women, the incidence of lung cancer became epidemic (Figure 1). In 1930, the lung cancer death r
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added May 7, 2015 08:18
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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
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[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
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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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[North Carolina] Tours, other events highlight historic preservation month

On May 8, the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission will unveil a historic marker highlighting the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. labor strikes in the 1940s. After the 6 p.m. ceremony, there will be a tour of the Plant 64 complex, a former tobacco facto
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2015 06:47
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[Vietnam] GOODWIN: Watch Out, Joe Camel Is Back: Big Tobacco and the TPP

helping to promote cigarette use, an industry that accounts for one in ten adult deaths worldwide, especially among young Vietnamese women, will not make for a proud Obama legacy.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 30, 2015 21:40
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Dickie Scruggs: A 2nd chance / MISSISSIPPI'S FAMED TRIAL LAWYER-TURNED-FELON GRANTS HIS FIRST POST-PRISON INTERVIEW.

Feted by Hollywood, reviled by the Wall Street Journal, Scruggs gained fame for taking down Big Tobacco and the asbestos industry before losing it all in a judicial bribery scheme.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Apr 27, 2015 08:59
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[Wisconsin] Sheboygan cigar-making industry once was smoking

Tobacco was first grown by enterprising Wisconsin settlers in 1844 in Walworth County. Twenty years later, the Civil War boosted the popularity of cigars in the state, but it was ultimately the significant German immigrant population that created a huge
Sheboygan (WI) Press
added Apr 25, 2015 12:31
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[Russia] PACEPA: The Secret Roots of Liberation

It was developed by the KGB...Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations, managed by Kirill, was granted the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes as reward for his loyalty to the KGB...the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes
National Review
added Apr 24, 2015 11:06
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