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Big Tobacco in the Big Apple

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

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Tobacco Advertising in New York Sports (0:13)

“Luckies are the best tasting cigarette I ever smoked!” says Pee Wee Reese

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Lucky Strike
American Tobacco Co.
Brooklyn Dodger Official Program
1957

Have a real cigarette, have a camel

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Camel
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
New York Yankees Official Program
1957

Championship Quality

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Kool, Viceroy, Raleigh
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.
New York Mets Official Program
1962

Marlboro Billboard at Yankee Stadium

Photograph
1970s

Skoal “Bandette” offering Sample

Photograph
1980s

Family with Skoal Bandit tote bags at Yankee Stadium

Photograph
1980s

Skoal Bandit Tote Bags

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Skoal
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co.
1980s

Couple with Skoal Bandit tote bags at Yankee Stadium

Photograph
1980s

Skoal “Bandettes”

Photograph
1980s

“Take a pouch instead of a puff”

Photograph
1980s

“Marlboro”

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Marlboro
Philip Morris Inc.
Mets ’93 Official Score Book Magazine
1993

“Marlboro”

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Marlboro
Philip Morris Inc.
Yankees 1985 Scorebook and Souvenier Program
1985

“Marlboro”

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Marlboro
Philip Morris Inc.
New York Jets Gameday
October 14, 1985

“On the Set with Sinatra”

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Chesterfield
Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co.
Giants vs. Redskins Football Program
October 27, 1957

“Nothing satisfies like the big clean taste of top tobacco”

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Chesterfield
Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co.
New York Rangers Program
1959

Marlboro sign at Shea Stadium

Photograph
1970s

Benson & Hedges On Ice

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Benson & Hedges
Philip Morris International
1988

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