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Smoking In the USSR

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Jan 2009, 10:32
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Post 01 Jul 2009, 07:23
I've recently been trying to find out more about smoking in the USSR. The only Soviet cigarettes I've really been able to found anything about are the Belomorcanal brand, which were quite popular due to their strength and cheapness, and continue to be produced in former Soviet Republics. I'm still curious though. How common was smoking in the USSR? Was there an anti-smoking movement? Were there any laws prohibiting smoking in public places? What about filtered cigarettes? Belomorcanals are unfiltered. Where was tobacco grown?

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belomorkanal_(cigarette) - Belomorcanals

http://englishrussia.com/?p=1257 - Someone's Soviet cigarette collection. Great box art I must say. A lot of brands as well.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Apr 2008, 03:25
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Post 01 Jul 2009, 16:35
I know Stalin smoked from a pipe a lot. But I don't know anything about Soviet cigarettes or cigars for that matter.
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