By: E&P Staff
“Cartoonists Take Up Smoking” has been extended to March 31 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
The exhibit retraces the four-decade battle over the use and promotion of cigarettes since the landmark Surgeon General’s 1964 report on smoking and health. It also addresses the complacency of organized medicine, politicians, and the media in ending the tobacco pandemic.
Curating the show is Dr. Alan Blum, founder and director of the University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society.
The exhibit was launched at the 2004 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Lexington, Ky. It later moved to Seattle; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Birmingham, Ala.