Big Tobacco in the Big Apple

How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry
…and Anti Smoking Activism

The Tisch Family, Lorillard, and NYU


“The Tisch Hospital Letters”

Correspondence between William Cahan, MD, and New York University (NYU) President John Brademas on the ethics of naming an NYU hospital after the head of a cigarette company
7 Days, page 9

July 12, 1989
(See also: Section 8.4 – William G. Cahan, MD)

Tisch Hospital lobby

Photographic image
Tisch Hospital website


The Tisch Cancer Institute

Newspaper advertisement for cancer research institute funded by Lorillard Tobacco Company chairman
The New York Times, page A33

June 10, 2011

“Tisch Family Gives $30 Million to N.Y.U.”

Article (excerpt) about Lorillard Tobacco Company (Loews) chairman’s gift to N.Y.U. and its medical center to change the name of University Hospital to Tisch Hospital
The New York Times, page B1

January 25, 1989

AIDS Walk New York

Advertisement by Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Village Voice, page 8

April 27, 1999

Partnership for New York City’s first “Premiere Partner Award” to Lorillard Tobacco Company (Loews) chairman Preston Robert “Bob” Tisch

Newspaper advertisement


“The Lorillard Legacy”

Article by Richard Jay Hutto
Quest, page 132


“The Power of Partnership”

Advertising insert about the success of Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation and CEO of Loews Hotels
The New Yorker


“NYU medical center gets $100 million again, and again, and again”

Article about the fundraising prowess of NYU’s medical school, which received more than $700 million between 2006 and 2008 by a venture capitalist and a hedge fund manager
Lifestyles Magazine

Circa 2009

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