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August 22, 1990

On August 22, 1990, angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. Unlike other protests, there wasn’t much marching or shouting of slogans. Just a bunch of wheezing, coughing and sullen people standing around not … Continue reading

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June 28, 1975

On June 28, 1975, American screenwriter and producer, Rod Serling was rumored to have passed away at the age of 50. It was said that he’d died from a heart attack caused by smoking 3 to 4 packs of cigarettes … Continue reading

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January 11, 1964

On January 11, 1964, US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report that smoking may be hazardous to a smokers’ health. One out of ten doctors disagreed. That doctor, Matt Montgomery Wilder, MD Esq, said that not only … Continue reading

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March 26, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2006 smoking was banned in bars and restaurants in Scotland. Drinking and cursing the government in the quaint and endearing Gaelic brogue is still allowed and encouraged.

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March 20, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1997 Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company became the first tobacco company to admit that cigarettes are addictive. The executives for Phillip Morris said that the people working for Liggett and Myers were obviously on … Continue reading

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February 14, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003, Dolly the Cloned Sheep died from lung cancer. RJ Reynolds quietly withdrew their offer to have her act as a spokes-animal for Camel cigarettes.

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