Interesting Fact # 901 - Smoking

According to University of California researchers, virtually all of the big Hollywood stars of the 1930s, '40s and '50s were involved in paid cigarette promotion.

(This doesn't surprise me in the least. Today's movie studios insist they don't accept product placement money for cigarettes any more, but the American Lung Association asked a group of teenagers to watch 133 films, and they saw tobacco feature in some way in 77 percent of the movies. Maybe they need to check on what shares movie studio owners hold.)