I Smoke, Deal With It!
1903 Very few women smoked at the turn of the century, because smoking was seen as immoral and a sign of bad character. This was very frustrating to tobacco companies. As George Washington Hill, president of American Tobacco said in 1928, convincing women to smoke ``will be like opening a new gold mine in our front yard.'' But, tobacco companies dared not advertise to women, for fear of sparking public outcry.