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Tom McEvoy Reflects on Early Days of the World Series of Poker Main Event

I’ve known three people I could name who never smoked and who died from being around second-hand smoke... How bad was the smoking at the World Series of Poker?...“The WSOP would be so bad with the smoking that players were getting bronchitis and coughing
PokerNews.com
added Jul 12, 2017 21:39
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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: Statement: Recent Appointment of Billie Jean King to the Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Board of Directors

the world’s largest seller of tobacco products to women and children...six years after the introduction of Virginia Slims and other women-oriented brands, the rate of smoking initiation of 12-year-old girls had increased by 110 percent.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 11, 2017 18:20
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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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