Big Tobacco in the Big Apple
How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry
…and Anti Smoking Activism
The Ubiquitous Advertising of Tobacco Products on New York City’s Transit System (0:14)
Throughout the 20th century, cigarettes were not only among the leading products advertised on billboards throughout the city, but also on city-licensed busses and buss shelters, taxicabs, subway entrances, station platforms, and cars.