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  1. A Brief History of Smoking

    by , 08-11-2013 at 08:05 PM
    My freshman English professor blew out a huge cloud of blue smoke and said, "I won't say anything if you elect to smoke in my class, but keep in mind that it is not, strictly speaking, allowed, and some self-righteous ..... may elect to report you." His tobacco was allegedly cherry scented, but it bore little if any resemblance to the smell of cherries. It' didn't smell like tobacco, or anything else for that matter. I think they just picked "cherry" at random, because the ...
  2. A bit of research on the history of the PV...

    by , 04-29-2012 at 12:33 AM

    Over on my "other" blog, (concerned with issues of men's fashion and called
    Dress Like A Grownup!,) I've been doing a month-long series on the history of tobacco use, culminating with the PV. In the process, I've discovered some interesting things that I think all of us would find useful in describing PVs to our politicians and lawmakers. Here're some excerpts from that blog entry, edited down to eliminate both the fashion-oriented content, as well as the basics, that we on the
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