Intoxicating and addictive,
tobacco became the subject of the first truly global luxury commodity
1607 London has more than 7,000 tobacco
"houses"cafe-like places where the city's growing throng of nicotine junkies
buy and smoke tobacco.
American tobacco is not just any
The tobacco sold in American cigarettes in not the tobacco
native Americans used but a more potent strain used by Carib Indians who were
Spanish explorers noted how the Taino island natives would
roll dried tobacco, light the rolls and inhale the smoke.
1612 Carib tobacco is first planted in the Virginia colony.
1614 John Rolfe, the Englishman who married
Pocahontas, obtains seeds for Caribbean tobacco and cultivated it in Virginia,
even though Spain, in an attempt to protect its tobacco trade, has made selling
such seeds to a non-Spaniard a capital offense.
The True Story of Pocahontas as NOT told by
The native Virginia tobacco, Nicotiana rustica, grown
by the Indians, has a biting taste and is not as sweet to smoke as Caribbean
tobacco nor as strong.
1635 Tobacco sale in
France is restricted to apothecaries by doctor's prescription
1873 Daniel Lord and Ambrose Thomas found
the advertising agency Lord & Thomas in Chicago.
1882 Millardet discoveres a mixture
of copper sulfate and hydrated lime can effectively control downy mildew of
1893 Southern California Fruit
Exchange is founded in Claremont, California.
1890 James Buchanan "Buck" Duke founds American Tobacco
by forcing several rival firms to unite with his.
1898 American Tobacco holds 85% share of the US
Albert Lasker joins the Lord & Thomas
Southern California Fruit Exchange approves first-ever large-scale
advertising campaign aimed at advertising a perishable
Lord & Thomas proposes the metaphor "sun-kissed"
to describe the oranges; Sunkist is the brand settled on for the
1908 Albert Lasker takes
control of the Lord & Thomas advertising agency.
1911 Federal court orders American Tobacco trust
A leaner American Tobacco, headed by Percival Hill,
is one of the four companies spun off from the old trust.
three are RJ Reynolds, P Lorillard and Liggett &
These three existed prior to the formation of the trust and
maintained varying levels of autonomy within it.
1924 Albert Lasker revolutionizes
industry by using the
radio in advertising
campaigns for Palmolive soap, Kotex sanitary
napkins, and Kleenex disposable facial tissues.
significantly alters popular
1924 American Tobacco retains
Lord & Thomas to work on the Lucky Strike account.
Albert Lasker* persuades Percival Hill to focus the majority of the ad budget
on the single Lucky Strike brand.
A series of magazine ads
showed movie starlets smoking cigarettes making Lucky Strike a leading
brand of cigarettes.
1925 Lucky Strike has
16% of the cigarette market, a distant third behind Camel (40%) and Liggett
& Myers Chesterfield (25%).
Albert Lasker appeals directly to
the psychology of consumer
Women seldom smoke - "Reach for a Lucky instead of a
sweet" - marketing spiel
asserts a connection between health, thinness, fashion and Lucky
1926 Albert Lasker purchases
a major interest in RCA as it
spawns subsidiary NBC.
the Amos 'n' Andy radio
situation comedy as an advertising vehicle for Pepsodent toothpaste,
inventing the broadcast
"Tobacco in certain parts of the country is radioactively
contaminated with polonium-210, a naturally occurring decay product of radon.
Synergy between polonium and carcinogenic chemicals in cigarette smoke
increases the lifetime risk of lung
cancer 8 to 25 fold.
A filter for removing polonium-210 from
cigarette smoke has been available for more than 40 years." - Janet
Easter Sunday 1929
Edward Bernays, Sigmund
Freud's nephew, extends ad campaign effort with the "Torches of Freedom
March" down New York's
Fifth Avenue, in which 10 debutantes publicly puff cigarettes as they
stroll down the avenue, creating a sensation on the newsprint front
1931 American Tobacco profits have
more than double, from $21 million to $46 million with Lucky Strike moving
ahead of Camel.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) begins accepting
tobacco advertisements and
mid-1930s 1 Sunkist orange in 5 is juiced,
often at soda fountains.
Sunkist juice is the second-most-popular
soda fountain drink, after Coca-Cola.
"Don't let their evil deeds escape your
1948 "More can be said in behalf of smoking as a form of
escape from tension than against it." - Journal of the American Medical
March 1973 Medical World
News reveals data from a tobacco industry authority that cigarettes are 5%
sugar, cigars 20% and 40% in some pipe tobaccos.
cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals including:
polonium 210, nickel, polycyclic hydrocarbons
, dibenz acidine, b-napthylamine,
nitrosonornicotine, toluidine, aluminum, zinc,
mercury, silicon, titanium,
acetone, toluene, acetic acid,
ammonia, arsenic, butane,
hexamine, hydrogen cyanide, methane,
methanol, napthalene, nitrobenzene, nitrous
oxide phenols, stearic acid,
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