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Coffin Nails: yes, that’s what cigarettes are according to the Medical Research Council. Pathé News 1957
There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away. Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds
Give me a cigarette; I’m learning to smoke now. The Lady from Shanghai 1948 starring Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles & Everett Sloane & Glenn Anders & Ted de Corsia & Erskine Sanford & Gus Schilling & Louis Merrill et al, director Orson Welles, Hayworth
It is hard to quit smoking. Every one of them looks real good to me right now. Every cigarette looks like it was made by God and rolled by Jesus and moistened shut with Claudia Schiffer’s pussy right now. Bill Hicks, Revelations, Dominion Theatre London
You put up a good fight, mademoiselle. Cigarette? Carve Her Name with Pride 1958 starring Virginia McKenna & Paul Scofield & Jack Warner & Denise Grey & Maurice Ronet & Alain Saury & Bill Owen & Billie Whitelaw et al, director Lewis Gilbert, Nazi
Cigarette smoking calms the nerves and makes you confident. The King’s Speech 2011 starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush & Guy Pearce & Helena Bonham Carter & Timothy Spall & Derek Jacobi & Jennifer Ehle & Anthony Andrews & Claire Bloom & Eve Best & Freya Wilson & Tim Downie & Roger Hammond & Michael Gambon et al, director Tom Hooper, Doctor
The day may come when cigarette smoking is banned from all public places. Robert Kennedy and His Times 1985 CBS starring Brad Davis & Veronica Cartwright & Cliff de Young & Ned Beatty & Beatrice Straight & Joe Pantoliano & Harris Yulin & Jeffrey Tambor & Jack Warden & River Pheonix & Jason Bateman et al, director Marvin J Chomsky, RFK
I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other. Ava Gardner
Can I have a cigarette? You see once you smoke one cigarette you want to keep on smoking, don’t you? Play for Today: Abigail’s Party ***** written and directed Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman, Angela to Tony, BBC 1977
More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette. Advertisement
Dentists Advise Smoke Viceroys. US advertisement
[Priest puffs at altar] New Testament cigarettes. I smoke them. He smokes them. Bananas 1971 starring Woody Allen & Louise Lasser & Carlos Montalban & Natividad Abascal & Jacobo Morales & Miguel Angel Suarez & David Ortiz & Rene Enriquez & Jack Axelrod & Howard Cosell & Roger Grimsby & Don Dunphy et al, director Woody Allen
But the cigarette, well, I love stroking this lovely tube of delight. Dennis Potter, interview Melvyn Bragg 4th March 1994
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. Oscar Wilde
Probably the two most devastating lies in the history of the world is that smoking doesn’t cause disease, and we don’t market to children. Matthew Myers, campaign for tobacco-free kids
Tonight: new nicotine – is the E-cigarette really the answer to Britain’s fatal attraction to smoking? What do we know about them and are they really safe? Tonight: The Rise of the E-Cigarette, ITV 2014
Across a large part of leisure, retail and transport electronic cigarettes have been stubbed out. ibid.
It looks like E-cigs are here to stay. ibid.
In the spring of 2010 a video of a smoking baby went viral and became an international sensation. When the laughter stopped the world moved on. But there’s much more to this story than one child’s cigarette addiction. If you thought the public health battle against tobacco was over, think again. This is the story of how smoking’s decline in the west has fuelling Big Tobacco’s hunt for new consumers in some of the poorest countries on Earth. Vanguard: Sex, Lies & Cigarettes, Current 2011
We take to the streets to meet the small band of activists fighting for change in a country where the overwhelming message is loud and clear. ibid.
We found a global health crisis in the making. ibid.
It wasn’t so long ago that America was Marlboro country. ibid.
Doctors were endorsing cigarettes. ibid.
In the early sixties nearly half of all adults in America smoked. ibid.
One billion deaths. ibid.
The kind of marketing that has largely disappeared from the west now blankets Indonesia. ibid.
Indonesia is the new Marlboro country. ibid.
One in four boys here between the ages of thirteen and fifteen now smokes. ibid.
Philip Morris now spends more than two-hundred million dollars a year on advertising in Indonesia. ibid.
In a developing country like Indonesia smoking not only damages the nation’s health it also contributes to poverty. ibid.
Videos of other smoking babies continue to surface. ibid.
I thought I couldn’t afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: ‘Oh well,’ and I went back to smoking again, and that was better. Benny Hill
We’ll meet you on some corner. I’ll be the man smoking two cigarettes. F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I’m not even thinking about smoking. Father Ted s2e8: Cigarettes & Alcohol & Rollerblading, Ted, Channel 4 1996
We travelled to Australia where the industry fought a ferocious battle against plain packaging. Peter Taylor, Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking I, BBC 2014
Girls are now just as likely to smoke as boys. ibid.
Tobacco remains the darling of the City. ibid.
Every anti-smoking measure has been implacably opposed by the industry. ibid.
Tobacco companies have seduced generations with the allure of their deadly product, and use any device they can to attract new customers. Peter Taylor, Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking II
Now there’s a new product – electronic or E-cigarettes that the industry hopes will rebrand its image. ibid.
'A weapon of mass distraction.’ ibid. doctor
What happens in East Timor’s schools is scandalous. ibid.
In every area of life throughout Britain we’ve lived with a highly conspicuous creature, a being that is sociable with well-defined habits and quite simple needs. Timeshift: The Smoking Years, BBC 2012
American industrialist James Albert Bonsack invented the first cigarette rolling machine. The date was 1880. Smoking would never be the same again. ibid.
Women started to challenge conventions. ibid.
Bernays’ research suggested that the cigarette was a symbol of male power and of the penis. ibid.
Over 80% of British troops returned home from the war as smokers. ibid.
Lennox Johnson who was conducting his own research into smoking – as early as the 1920s he was speculating on the likely long-term health effects smokers were exposing themselves to. ibid.
He had also devised a nicotine replacement therapy. ibid.
Within two years of starting their research Doll & Hill discovered there was a clear link between smoking and lung cancer. ibid.
Smokers displayed a remarkable reluctance to accept the science. ibid.