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“The American Tobacco Company introduced Milo Violets in 1918 for women who wished to assert their independence and decide for themselves which cigarettes they would be smoking. Milo Violets were perfumed and had gold tips, a signal that they were designed exclusively for women….” — From Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising¬† Manufactured […]

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“Thomas Hart Benton… counterposed the truth of his art against the lies of advertising in an account of his dispute with the American Tobacco Company in 1943. “The company, pioneering what has become a standard business practice, sought to counteract its federal conviction for price-fixing by hiring N.W. Ayer to surround it with ‘jes’ folks’ […]

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