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Even better than a ratings change, would be for bans on manufacturing, selling, and giving away tobacco products.  That would follow 19th century precedent before the focus changed to weak anti-tobacco actions.  States such as Iowa,";http://medicolegal.tripod... , Tennessee,";http://medicolegal.tripod..., and Michigan,";http://medicolegal.tripod... banned cigarettes in this way.
State action occurred when Congress refused to act against tobacco.&nbsp; It had been asked years before, when in 1892, Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) members during the&nbsp;<a name="wctu1892"; 1879-1898 tenure of Francis Willard, M.S., M.A., LL.D., sent to Congress thousands of petitions for banning cigarettes, citing the already then-known fact that cigarettes were&nbsp;"causing insanity and death to thousands" of people.

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