A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 11, 1960

I GAVE up smoking," said Associate Editor Ed Jamieson, as he put his finishing touches on this week's tobacco industry cover story.

He was hunched forward over his desk, collar open, tie loose, lips pursed around a smoldering king-size cigarette. "But I haven't made an issue out of it," he shrugged. "I fall from grace once in a while.

Why deny myself?" Writer Jamieson once needed up to three packs a day to smoke out a cover story (he has written 15) but he claims that he fueled this one with ten isolated cigarettes. "When I was writing about the psychological satisfactions of...

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