Story: Hops, tobacco and hemp

Riverhead Gold

Riverhead Gold

In the 1920s the National Tobacco Company sold tobacco mixtures containing locally grown leaves. Their names included ‘Cut Plug No. 10’, ‘Navy Cut No. 3’, ‘Riverhead Gold’ and ‘Cavendish Mixture’. The blurb claimed that their tobacco did not ‘injure heart, lungs or throat. Medical authorities recommend it’.

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Reference: Eph-C-TOBACCO-NTC-1920s-01

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Jim McAloon, 'Hops, tobacco and hemp - Tobacco', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008