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CLASS N SESH: "AshTray History"

History of Ashtrays and Smokingby Nancy Wanvig Americans in the 1950's smoked over 542 trillion cigarettes each year.How did this come about? What is the future of cigarette smoking now?And how does all this affect ashtrays? Smoking, in some form, was found in Europe at least by the 1500's. In 1603, King James of England declared smoking a filthy habit saying it was harmful "to the brains."In 1638, China issued a decree threatening decapitation to all tobacco smokers.The Russians in power also deplored the habit. Offenders were to be deported to Siberia. After the Crimean War in 1853, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes became popular among the British and French soldiers who adopted the habit from the Turkish officers. About that time,...

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Pro Football Players Are on The Right Side of Marijuana History. The NFL Isn't.

Via: Adam Woodhead   The NFL has had a long, fraught relationship with marijuana with little hope of improvement considering NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's unwavering opposition to cannabis. In April 2017, Goodell dismissed the potential of medical marijuana during an interview with ESPN Radio, pointing to its “addictive nature.” Most recently, Goodell and the league have softened their tones slightly, going from a strict Schedule I view of weed, to dipping their toes in the waters of medical marijuana research. Many players, though, are finding the change in temperature still too lukewarm for their tastes. In January of 2018, the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition created a “fictitious” PSA that appeared in an episode of Netflix comedy series “Disjointed,” calling on Goodell to...

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