History of cigarettes

History of cigarettes

JULY 12, 2019

Tobacco marketers featured healthy, vigorous, fun-loving people in their ads. Often these were celebrity figures from sports and entertainment fields, other times they featured actors portraying physicians, dentists, or scientists. Some ads tapped into concerns about weight gain; some portrayed the middle-class…

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Against cigarette smoking

Against cigarette smoking

JULY 02, 2019

Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is bad for your lungs. Just how bad can be seen in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Air pollution and other airborne irritants can be a factor but the is unequivocal—cigarette smoking is the leading cause of…

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Smoking causes lung cancer Articles

Smoking causes lung cancer Articles

JUNE 22, 2019

Almost half the deaths (48.5%) from 12 different types of cancer combined are attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a study by researchers from the American Cancer Society and colleagues. Cancer types known to be caused by smoking include cancer of the liver, colon and rectum, lung, oral cavity…

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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. According to the site, the ban includes smoking with the windows down or an…

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