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    Movie Tobacco; How Long Has This Been Going On?

    Very much enjoyed this article. Was hoping to learn whether product placement tactics were used in "early" films (pre-1950), because in viewing films from the 30's and 40's, I find it almost impossible to find a scene without smoking. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks, James Rowland

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    Correcting the Record

    March 14, 2002

    To the Editor:

    Maybe the fact that I am writing to you indicates that I still haven’t learned my lesson, but I thought I would give it a try.

    In 1996, I met with a young reporter from the Baltimore Sun who wanted to do an article on the resurgence of cigar sales in the U.S. I told him, “Alec, the real story here is that the resurgence has taken place in spite of the cigar...

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