Light up a Torch of Freedom | Cigarettes

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Cigarettes are bad for you – you know they’re bad for you. But how did they convince us to ignore that fact and do it anyway?

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How Did We Discover Smoking Causes Cancer? | Patrick Kelly
https://youtu.be/zm3S71Gk1qE

Thanks to Patrick Kelly
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXGtJRfZ_pmJgKKE67PeCEA
https://www.youtube.com/c/Corporis/
https://twitter.com/PatKellyTeaches

-Books-
The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America (2009)
Allan M. Brandt – https://amzn.to/399QkAd

Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette (2021)
Keith Wailoo – https://amzn.to/3P6mYmU

-Documentaries-
Butt Out: The Life and Death of Cigarette Advertising on TV (1992) – https://youtu.be/HcUt_L9suJo
Bright Leaves (1992) – https://www.kanopy.com/video/110134
Modern Marvels: How Tobacco is Made (2006) – https://youtu.be/gdV_1u-TodY
Addiction Incorporated (2011) – https://amzn.to/3MNTpES
Merchants of Doubt (2014) – https://amzn.to/3FCXA3T
Broken S1E2 "Big Vape" (2019) – https://www.netflix.com/title/81002391

-Youtube Videos-
Jeffrey Wigand: The Big Tobacco Whistleblower – https://youtu.be/1_-Vu8LrUDk
Penn & Teller on Broadway | Talks at Google – https://youtu.be/5siSa4A9M_Q
Tobacco: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – https://youtu.be/6UsHHOCH4q8
Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – https://youtu.be/Fmh4RdIwswE
The Twenty One Conspiracy – https://youtu.be/hdKbur-jVy0

-Websites-
https://www.mass.gov/doc/juul-complaint/download
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/tobacco_industry/menthol-cigarettes/index.html
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/347724
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6093322/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61887753
https://www.npr.org/2013/10/13/233449505/15-years-later-where-did-all-the-cigarette-money-go
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/28/health/menthol-ban-fda.html
https://thehill.com/news/administration/3469386-bidens-planned-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-divides-black-americans/

-Movies and TV-
Bright Leaf (1950) – https://amzn.to/37C3pCc
Cold Turkey (1971) – https://amzn.to/3L3a0Dm
The Insider (1999) – https://amzn.to/39l1F0u
Bill Maher: Be More Cynical – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250256/
Thank You For Smoking (2005) – https://amzn.to/38ICq7P
Penn & Teller: Bullsh!t! S1E5 "Second Hand Smoke" (2003) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0672536/
South Park S7E13 "Butt Out" (2003) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705898/
Chappelle’s Show – I Know Black People Pt. 1 (2004) – https://youtu.be/oDcA9BIB_NQ
Mad Men S1E1 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (2007) – https://amzn.to/3OY1CYF

Video Credits –
Jaws (1975) – You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Scene (4/10) | Movieclips – https://youtu.be/2I91DJZKRxs
AHA Vintage Anti-Smoking PSAs – https://youtu.be/GLT36rS0XO4
Video 184939808 © Pavel Nadelyayev | Dreamstime.com
HErbHELP – https://youtu.be/UggCEbFA9_o
https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/inside-city-hall/2019/11/22/sharpton-on-bloomberg–dermot-shea-and-menthol-cigarettes
https://twitter.com/thereval/status/1198266186250833920
https://www.c-span.org/video/?56038-1/oversight-tobacco-products-part-1
https://www.c-span.org/video/?56061-1/oversight-tobacco-products-part-2
https://www.c-span.org/video/?56436-1/tobacco-research-disclosure

Photo Credits –
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ELLEADwdR4ir2OcBStW82BgmKA4FLJO7IM-tTZIO05k/edit?usp=sharing

Production Assistant – Rozarah
https://twitter.com/AmandaLlara

Research Assistant – Jesspsettle
https://twitter.com/JessPSettle

Music – Michael Cotten
http://www.mwcotten.com
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Channel Art – PoetheWonderCat
https://twitter.com/ThatCatNamedPoe

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0:00 Introduction
2:47 Invention and Popularization
20:26 Health Concerns
42:57 Targeted Advertising
55:57 Litigation
1:18:32 Vaping
1:24:21 Conclusion

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