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It's a sign of the times indeed that a yogurt and croissant shop on a
corner in Minneapolis has been replaced by a smoke shop, but aside from
such cultural characters as Amy Lowell, who used to light up a stogie
in her time, the groundwork for cigars for women in visual media was
laid long ago, before tobacco ads were banned from TV.  Those old enough
recall Edie Adams inviting people to "pick one up and smoke it sometime"
and "
the club "cigarette girl" calling "Cigars? Cigarettes?  Tiparillos?"
 
 
Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
 
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