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March 21, 1931

ENDORSEMENT OF CREMO ANTISPIT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BY PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS

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Poultney, Vt.

JAMA. 1931;96(12):967. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720380055030

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —You or your staff have undoubtedly seen my name and the names of some other public health officials in connection with the current advertising campaign of Cremo cigars.I regret this occurrence very much, as I am sure the other doctors also do.When I endorsed their letter I thought that I was merely giving my opinion of the spit tipping practice and did not think they would exploit me in a nation wide publicity campaign. Had I known this was their intention I should not have endorsed the letter. I did not receive any remuneration of any kind for the endorsement. A young man living in town asked me to write an opinion of the spit tipping practice, which I did. He then said that if I would give him a sheet of my paper with letterhead, he would type it, which he did. When he

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