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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
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    Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Emotional excitement reaches men through tea, tobacco, opium, whisky, and religion.
  • Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee
    American legeraanvoerder 1807-1870
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    I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.
  • Jackie Mason
    Jackie Mason
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1931-
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    It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid; but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid.
  • Barry McCaffrey
    Barry McCaffrey
    American Army officer, professor and business consultant 1942-
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    So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.
  • Caleb Carr
    Caleb Carr
    American military historian and author 1955-
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    So if it seems that some of what I'll have to say in the pages to come doesn't reflect the mellowing of age, that's only because I've never found that life and memories respond to time the way that tobacco does.
    Source: The Angel of Darkness (1997)
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
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    The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
    Havelock Ellis
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    There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
    Molière
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    There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
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