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January 11, 1964

On January 11, 1964, after threats of lawsuits from the Tobacco Industry, US Surgeon General Luther Terry went ahead and issued the warning that smoking may be hazardous to a person’s health. He stated that smokers might get cancer and … Continue reading

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January 22, 1908

On January 22, 1908, Katie Mulcahey was arrested for smoking in public in New York City, becoming the first victim of the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” which banned women from smoking in public. She was fined $5 dollars. When she … Continue reading

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January 21, 1908

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1908 – the “Sullivan Ordinance” was passed in New York City making smoking by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr., and women suffrages celebrated his fair-mindedness of the … Continue reading

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