Smoked Out


Jean-Paul Sartre smoked two packs of cigarettes a day and several pipes full of tobacco. His love of smoking is well known. But for the poster for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the French National Library airbrushed a cigarette out of a photograph of Sartre. The library's director said the cigarette had to be removed to keep the poster from violating French laws against advertising tobacco. He said the library also wanted to avoid scaring away sponsors of the exhibition.