Below: I'd forgotten about this 1908 ad that I put up years ago. Sometimes, going right to the pop-culture source--old magazines, records, etc.--not only cuts through time but also through a lot of accumulated propaganda. Lies, in short. The tobacco industry has waged a long, and tragically successful campaign to convince Americans that smoking may or may not to be harmful to human health. There remain people convinced that the jury is still out. Amazing, then, that 112 years ago, it was apparently common knowledge that, as the ad says, tobacco kills. I don't recall the name of the magazine I clipped this from, but the paper was so fragile, it couldn't be laid onto my scanner without damaging it--so I resorted to clipping. Typically, I would have avoided marring the magazine, but it was pretty much done for, anyway.