The Century of Cigarettes is a traveling exhibit, providing a quick glimpse of the forces that influenced the sale of cigarettes and the resulting epidemic of lung cancer. The 40-foot exhibit illustrates that at the turn of the 20th century most tobacco consumed in the US was in the form of chewing tobacco and/or cigars. At that time cigarettes were largely a novelty item. In 1881 James Bonsack invented the automated cigarette-making machine that ushered in the mass production of cigarettes. Between 1900 and 1930, cigarette sales increased more than 25-fold, and about a decade later the number of lung cancer deaths , which had totaled just a few hundred per year at the beginning of the century, started to increase steadily in parallel with the rise of cigarette smoking.
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The exhibit debuted at the American Society of Preventive Oncology conference. Afterwards the exhibit traveled to other conferences including the AACR, ASCO and the National Conference on Tobacco Control. To view full list of upcoming conferences dates click here.
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5oth Anniversary of the Reports of the Surgeon General Exhibit
This new historical exhibit shows a history of the office of the Surgeon General as well as the events that lead up to the 1964 report of the Surgeon General, entitled: Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States. Additional sections of this exhibit show Surgeon Generals over time and include key reports on smoking and health. This exhibit can be set up as a 20 ft. walk-around, as separate 10ft sections, or as one 40ft wall.