You can see the proof of Kent's Health Protection

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You can see the proof of Kent's Health Protection

This 1952 advertisement from Lorillard Tobacco Company touts the "health benefits" of KENT's new "MICRONITE FILTER," which was made of asbestos. Lorillard used asbestos in its filters for four years in the 1950s. Many people who smoked cigarettes with asbestos filters came down with mesothelioma, the hallmark cancer resulting from asbestos exposure. Simultaneous exposures to asbestos and tobacco smoke have a synergistic effect that amplifies the health dangers of exposure to these substances.[1]

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Title YOU CAN SEE THE PROOF OF KENT'S HEALTH PROTECTION.
Date 19520528
Type ADVERTISEMENT
Bates No. 80687142
Collection Lorillard
Pages 1
URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/zqm99d00

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  1. Nelson H, Kelsey KT. The molecular epidemiology of asbestos and tobacco in lung cancer, 21 October 2002, Volume 21, Number 48, Pages 7284-7288, Oncogene.