A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 28, 2016
“If smoking is so bad for you, how come it cures salmon?”

"If smoking is so bad for you, how come it cures salmon?” is a funny one-line saying. The joke was printed in “Your Morning Smile” in The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario) on September 5, 1992.


5 September 1992, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario), pg. 1, col. 3:
YOUR MORNING SMILE
If smoking is so bad for you, how come it cures salmon?

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Paul Willis
6/13/98
(...)
If smoking kills, how come it cures salmon?

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Question on legal materials to bring on a US domestic flight
Retired
7/7/00
:hi
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:if smoking is bad for you how come it cures salmon???

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ToneMonkey
« on: May 14, 2008, 03:35:12 PM »
This made my otherwise bad day a bit brighter.  Thought you lot might like a laugh.  These are letters sent in to Viz:
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If smoking is bad for you, how come it cures Salmon?
Stalker, Bournemouth .

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James Box
‏@boxman
If smoking is bad for you, how come it cures salmon?
4:48 AM - 27 Aug 2008

Google Books
Two Nuns In A Bath
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson, Ltd
2009
Pg. ?:
If smoking is so bad for you, how come it cures salmon?

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Matt Sayward
‏@mattsayward
if smoking is so bad for you, how come it cures salmon?
6:42 PM - 24 Feb 2009

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Frooty Tooty
December 10, 2014 ·
another thing too.... If smoking is bad for you, how come it cures Salmon?

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If smoking is so bad for you
submitted July 28, 2016 by _TheChainsOfMarkov_
How come it cures salmon?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 28, 2016 • Permalink