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“I was born and reared in a major tobacco-growing and manufacturing state, Virginia, and was educated and lived for a long time in an even more important tobacco state, North Carolina. In that environment it was difficult not to be seduced at an early age into making cigarettes part of one’s way of life. “Back […]

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On this day in 1929: Touting his program to make N.C. agriculture more diverse and self-sufficient during the coming hard times, Gov. O. Max Gardner invites newspaper editors to a “Live at Home” dinner at the Executive Mansion. Among menu items: oysters from Hyde County, scuppernong juice from the Coastal Plain Test Farm at Willard, […]

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On this day in 1964: A report by U.S. surgeon general Luther Terry marshals evidence that smoking causes cancer and other diseases, effectively sending North Carolina’s tobacco industry into a long, slow slide.  

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