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Smoke and Stilettos | by Neil. Moralee
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Smoke and Stilettos

Candid street shot Tenerife.

 

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When the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking was released in 1964, it caused a rapid drop in smoking among men. Yet smoking rates among women continued to go up in the years immediately following the report as tobacco companies aggressively marketed to women. Documents from the tobacco industry show that cigarette companies created a line of slimmer cigarettes packaged in pastel colours to appeal to women, and implied that smoking could keep girls and women thin. They also used slogans, advertising, and sports sponsorships to tie their products to the

women’s rights movement throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Big Business really is the "Evil Empire".

You would think that deliberately setting out to do harm to a group of the population would be a crime.

 

The taxes on tobacco are no more than a bribe to government.

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Taken on January 25, 2012