November 15, 1990 |
Long before Nicorettes and fears about secondary smoke, before anti-smoking rap songs and nonsmoking seating, there was Art Mullaney. Mullaney, 54, started the anti-smoking campaign in 1970 that became the Great American Smokeout, the national campaign celebrated today that encourages smokers to give up their cigarettes for one day. Organizers estimate that last year 17 million of the 50 million smokers kept their cigarettes in their pockets...
November 16, 1989 |
WARNING: This story is sympathetic to smokers and may cause non-smokers to gag. Mom said that the world is divided into men and women. She lied. There are only two types of people: smokers and non-smokers. The Battle of the Sexes in the '70s was nothing compared with the Great Cigarette War of the '80s and, quite likely, the '90s. Smokers these days have become outcasts, pariahs, misfits, not to mention unpopular. Smoking in public is more uncouth than picking your nose. It's just so damn rude, sniff non-smokers.
November 17, 1988 |
Nobody's going to badger David Goerlitz, the man in so many of those Winston cigarette ads, into giving up his cigarettes on this, the day of the 12th annual Great American Smokeout. To get a 60-cigarettes-a-day man to quit, it takes more than angry glares and rude remarks from militant nonsmokers. It takes guilt, pride and fear. "Rudeness and hostility by nonsmokers is not going to get anyone to quit," Goerlitz said. "In fact, it might even make smokers more determined to keep on smoking.
November 17, 1995 |
All that huffing and puffing yesterday was the sound of people taking sides in the 19th annual Great American Smokeout. Steve Strohm was among those who opted out, while Leona Butts of Independence Blue Cross helped spread the word.
November 22, 1991 |
Despite the help of the Pep Boys, Manny, Moe and Jack, fewer hard-core smokers turned in their butts for apples during the American Cancer Society's 15th annual Great American Smokeout this year. "They really wanted to hold on to their cigarettes," said Donna Bleznak of U.S. Healthcare, which sponsored an apple swap for smokes at a booth at Independence Hall. "I don't know if it's the price of the cigarettes or what. " Bleznak said only 62 ciggies were collected, compared to 125 last year.
November 21, 1991 |
Twenty million Americans are expected to snuff out their butts today. Each year, the Great American Smokeout, a campaign designed to encourage smokers to quit for the day, wins more converts, a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society said. Marie Skinner, executive director at the Gloucester County unit of the American Cancer Society, said that the smokeout was attracting more and more smokers each year, and that last year about 19 million Americans took part, an increase of about a million from 1989.
November 16, 1995 |
A loud scream of protest may issue forth from a number of area schools this afternoon. Against smoking. Targeting youngsters during today's 19th annual Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society has recruited schools here and across the country to devote class time to the dangers of tobacco. While the event includes a week of classroom activities, the day culminates at 2 p.m. when students nationwide will be given free rein to scream their lungs out in a Smokescream.
November 16, 1990 |
Two candlelight "smokeouts" - timed to coincide with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout - were held last night in South Jersey, one at the incinerator on Morgan Boulevard in South Camden and the other at the incinerator on Route 130 in West Deptford. "We're doing it because we think some of the worst smoke in the air comes from mass burn incinerators," said Doreen Khebzou of the Environmental Response Group. She said that about 60 people attended the event in Camden, where they held candles, heard speeches by leaders from Greenpeace and the New Jersey Environmental Federation, and sang songs such as "This Land is Your Land.
November 20, 1986 |
On the eve of the nationwide Great American Smokeout, America's biggest tobacco company launched what amounted to a big-budget pre-emptive strike yesterday. Philip Morris Cos. Inc. handed out thousands of "Great American Smoker's Kits" and held a 13-city news conference via a satellite linkup. Anti-smoking forces, too, joined in the pre-Smokeout debate. The anti-smokers offered a variety of inducements to quit, including the handing out of lollipops in Boston and the distribution of "I'm a Star . . . I've Quit Smoking" buttons in Philadelphia.
November 22, 1989 |
Inside the Smokers Choice tobacco shop Thursday, clean, sweet-smelling air filled the aisles of cigarette cartons. Owner Nick Trub spent most of his day behind the bulletproof window cashing paychecks at the store, 9961 Bustleton Ave. His employees stood around arranging packs of cigarettes, tobacco pouches, pipes and cigars. Business, it seems, was rather lousy on this day of the 13th annual Great American Smokeout, when smokers were to trade in their butts for candy and gum in an effort to kick the habit.