Giant Cigarette Installation in Dilworth Park Postponed

A 20-foot cigarette will not be going up in Dilworth Park tomorrow after all. GlaxoSmithKline has delayed the event until 2015.

Dilworth Park Cigarette Butt (photo illustration)

Photo Illustration, obviously

GlaxoSmithKline has postponed an event where it would erect a 20-foot tall cigarette in Dilworth Park.

An email from a PR representative from the drugmaker today says the event — meant to help Philadelphians quit smoking with the help of two of GSK’s smoking cessation drugs — will be held sometime in 2015.

I’ll even share the PR company’s email.

With an adult smoking rate of 25 percent – the highest of the 10 largest U.S. Cities – GSKCH [Consumer Healthcare] is committed to helping one of its hometowns become a healthier place to live and work. Smokers interested in jumpstarting their quit attempt can access helpful information and connect with other smokers interested in quitting at

A spokeswoman says the postponement is due to “unforeseen scheduling conflicts.”