Saturday, August 13, 2005

Heroin + Cocaine = Speedball, but I'm Not Sure What You Call Cigarettes + Asbestos

During the summer between high school and college, I had to make a ton of money for school. I took two jobs that summer — by night I worked at the local Holiday Inn, by day I removed asbestos from a local junior high school.

Having briefly moonlighted as an asbestos-removel professional, asbestos comes to mind every so often. From time-to-time, I think of the 1950's, when asbestos was everywhere. Most disturbing to me is that Kent marketed Crocidolite Asbestos as "Micronite" in its filtered cigarettes, touting Micronite's health benefits in newspaper advertisements.

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