The Dangerous Cigarette
( Originally Published Early 1900's )
EDWARD WEINSCHRIEDER brought action in the Supreme Court in Brooklyn for $10,000 damage against a firm of tobacco merchants.
He was smoking a " Jumbo " cigarette, which, being charged with high explosives, went off, tearing three fingers from his left hand; and the suit against the manufacturers was to secure damages from them.
This " Jumbo " cigarette did only a little more suddenly what the ordinary one does with the average boy more slowly but as surely, injure his body and impair his usefulness. One of the most pitiable wrecks in society is that of the boy or man of promise, whose physical, mental and moral faculties have been undermined by the cigarette habit.