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  • 1945-04: GERMANY: Karl Astel, founder of the Scientific Institute for Research into the

Dangers of Tobacco, committs suicide, presumably to avoid facing the consequences of his activities as a leading racial hygienist in the Third Reich. The Institute is soon disbanded.

  • 1946: ADVERTISING: RJR begins "More Doctors Smoke Camels" ad campaign. One of the

ads cited in B&W's "A Review of Health References in Cigarette Advertising 1927-1964", the phrase will run in ads through 1952. "According to a recent nationwide survey: MORE DOCTORS SMOKE CAMELS THAN ANY OTHER CIGARETTE! Family physicians, surgeons, diagnosticians, nose and throat specialists, doctors in every branch of medicine... a total of 113,597 doctors...were asked the question: "What cigarette do you smoke?" And more of them named Camel as their smoke than any other cigarette! Three independent research groups found this to be a fact. You see, doctors too smoke for pleasure. That full Camel flavor is just as appealing to a doctor's taste as to yours...that marvelous Camel mildness means just as much to his throat as to yours. Next time, get Camels. Compare them in your "T- Zone" 30-day test

  • 1946-12-02: MEDIA: Newsweek runs a story by Dr Wm D Stroud, professor of cardiology at

the UPenn Graduate School of Medicine, "Smoke, Drink, and Get Well."

  • 1946: A letter from a Lorillard chemist to its manufacturing committee states: "Certain

scientists and medical authorities have claimed for many years that the use of tobacco contributes to cancer development in susceptible people. Just enough evidence has been presented to justify the possibility of such a presumption." (Maryland "Medicaid" Lawsuit 5/1/96)

  • 1947: ADVERTISING: RJR invites doctors to its scientific Camel exhibit at the AMA


  • 1947: BUSINESS: CHINA: China closes its tobacco market to foreign companies. BAT,

almost half of whose revenues come from China, is especially hurt.

  • 1947-05-18: MEDIA: NY Times Sunday magazine carries a glowIng tribute to tobacco by

staff writer W B Hayward, "Why We Smoke -- We Like It." The sidebar, purporting to show an opposing side, contains no mention of recent studies indicating links to heart disease, cancer and decreased longevity.

  • 1947: CULTURE: "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," Written by Merle Travis for

Tex Williams, is national hit. The lyric "Puff, Puff, Puff, And if you smoke yourself to death" is later used in Cipollone case as defense that Rose Cipollone knew cigarettes were dangerous.

  • 1947: LITIGATION: Grady Carter begins smoking Lucky Strikes

  • 1947: Why Do We Smoke Cigarettes? from The Psychology of Everyday Living by Ernest


  • 1948: HEALTH: UK: Sir Richard Doll has written: On I January 1948, when I began to work

with Bradford Hill, there was, if anything, less awareness of the possible iii effects of smoking than there had been 50 years before. For the spread of the cigarette habit, which was as entrenched among male doctors as among the rest of the adult male population (80 per cent of whom smoked) had so dulled the collective sense that tobacco might be a threat to health that the possibility that it might be the culprit was given only scant attention. Doll, R. "The First Reports on Smoking and Lung Cancer."

  • 1948: HEALTH: The Journal of the American Medical Association argues, "more can be said

in behalf of smoking as a form of escape from tension than against it . . . there does not seem to be any preponderance of evidence that would indicate the abolition of the use of tobacco as a substance contrary to the public health."

  • 1948: HEALTH: Lung cancer has grown 5 times faster than other cancers since 1938; behind

stomach cancer, it is now the most common form of the disease. 42

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