Tobacco history in American

Tobacco history in American

JUNE 12, 2019

Washington Duke In 1865, Washington Duke of North Carolina was released from Libby Prison, having been captured during the Confederate army s retreat from Richmond. He was sent to New Bern, North Carolina - 137 miles from his 300 acre farm four miles north of Durham. A federal soldier gave him 50 cents…

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First smoking ban

First smoking ban

JUNE 02, 2019

Opposition to smoking has been around almost as long as smoking itself, and some of the historical measures to curb lighting up might surprise you. 1. The Pope Cracks Down on Smoke Getty Images Pope Urban VII s papacy began on September 15, 1590. It ended with his death from malaria less than two weeks…

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Cash crop history

Cash crop history

MAY 23, 2019

The farming methods employed differ from farmer to farmer and from country to country. In developing countries, many traditional farmers continue to adopt their customary practices. But in highly industrialized countries, intensive cultivation and mechanized farming are common. This is so with large…
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History of cigarettes in the United States

History of cigarettes in the United States

MAY 13, 2019

On a Saturday morning 50 years ago tomorrow, then Surgeon General Luther Terry made a bold announcement to a roomful of reporters: cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and probably heart disease, and the government should do something about it. Terry, himself a longtime smoker, spoke at a press conference…

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Smoked salmon History

Smoked salmon History

MAY 03, 2019

A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage. Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage. Jerry Deutsch/iStockphoto.com There s a certain kind of…
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U.S. smoking bans

U.S. smoking bans

APRIL 23, 2019

Residents in parts of the United Kingdom will have to step out of the car for a cigarette break if they have young ones with them, under a new law taking effect Thursday. The law, which affects England and Wales, bans smoking in cars while children younger than 18 are present, according to BBC News…

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Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

APRIL 13, 2019

The history of tobacco is the history of Jamestown and of Virginia. No one staple or resource ever played a more significant role in the history of any state or nation. The growth of the Virginia Colony, as it extended beyond the limits of Jamestown, was governed and hastened by the quest for additional virgin soil in which to grow this “golden weed.” For years the extension…

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History of pipe smoking

History of pipe smoking

APRIL 03, 2019

Tobacco Pipes by Ivor Noël Hume The author holds a long clay churchwarden pipe, which is among the most fragile of eighteenth-century artifacts. Elizabethans called a pipe a little Ladell. Gunsmith Richard Frazier uses a taper to light a later version, with larger bowl and longer stem. Antiquaries of the 1860s attempted to date clay pipe bowls by their evolving shapes and…

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Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

Smoking cessation programs Massachusetts

MARCH 24, 2019

Tobacco and nicotine addiction is a chronic disease and is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Massachusetts and in the nation. Seventy-seven percent of adult smokers in Massachusetts report they want to quit and 60% try each year. In fact, when a smoking cessation benefit was added to MassHealth, over 40% of MassHealth smokers took advantage of it. However…

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