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Chomping on a giant cigar, lonely Edward in hiding... with a VERY bitter Wallis: Seen for the first time, the exiled Duke in secret Florida hideaway he loved - and his wife hated

The Duke of Windsor appears contented as he puffs on an oversized cigar. ... Fun times: A pipe-smoking Duke with Wallis, far left, Polly Brooks Howe, far right, and an unidentified friend
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:53
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PETER HITCHENS: Go ahead and vote Out... but we'll NEVER leave the EU

I completely agree with moves to stop people smoking in Hollywood films. It is worth billions in free advertising to Big Tobacco...But people died (horribly) from doing just that. Humphrey Bogart was one ... the link between cigarettes and glamour is a b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:51
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday... Investigators said a no-smoking policy wasn't effectively implemented or enforced
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 7, 2016 16:48
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

In 1987, broad no-smoking rules took effect for 890,000 employees in 6,800 U.S. federal buildings nationwide.
UPI
added Feb 6, 2016 22:07
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DOLACK: Fanaticism and Fantasy Drive Purported TPP ‘Benefits’

Heartland began as a Big Tobacco outfit...Bast claimed that there were “few, if any, adverse health effects” associated with smoking and boasted to a Phillip Morris executive that “Heartland does many things that benefit Philip Morris’s bottom line, thin
CounterPunch
added Feb 5, 2016 20:17
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[Illinois] PHILLIPS: Cigarettes on screen leave us breathless

And there can never be a vaping equivalent to the line in "Sweet Smell of Success" spit out, like a threat, by Burt Lancaster as he quietly humiliates Tony Curtis with three little words: "Match me, Sidney."
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 4, 2016 20:28
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BRIAN VINER: Censoring smoking in films would stub out the most smouldering scenes of all

There's a video on YouTube that purports to show a version of Casablanca, edited to cut out the smoking scenes to avoid having the film re-classified. It cuts from the famous map-of-Africa opening credits straight to 'The End' flashing up.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 19:57
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What actors are actually smoking and snorting in movies / If you're Liam Neeson, chamomile tea.

“You used to be able to call up a company and say, ‘I’m doing a movie and need cigarettes,’ and they would send you a case,” Butcher recalled. “For the movie Mystery Train, I remember getting a giant case of Silk Cut cigarettes and we all smoked them.”
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:31
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[Europe, Germany] How essential are cigarettes in movies?

Does smoking on screen encourage young people to take up the habit? The WHO wants to ban tobacco from film. We take a look back at iconic classics that wouldn't have been quite the same without cigarettes.
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:21
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[UK] Cigarette packaging from 1940s found under carpet

Jo Vallom and Duncan Smith found six sheets of uncut packaging beneath 1949 newspapers while renovating their house - and have donated some to a museum. The thick paper was designed for boxes of Players Navy Cut, Rough Rider and Double Ace - all linked
BBC Online
added Feb 3, 2016 01:22
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