The University Record, October 5, 1992

‘Silent Nights’ at UMS performances

Music lovers this year will hear more music and less coughing thanks to the distribution of free cough lozenges from the Warner-Lambert Co. Five flavors of Halls Mentho-Lyptus Cough Suppressant Tablets will be available in the lobbies of Hill, Rackham and Power Center for Performing Arts auditoriums before concerts this season.

They are even wrapped in wax paper to minimize the crackle of unwrapping.

In 1985, Warner-Lambert distributed the lozenges to prevent the disturbing background sounds for a live recording of Mahler’s 7th Symphony in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall.

More than 16 million lozenges have been distributed during four concert seasons since 1988 and the distribution program—dubbed “Silent Nights”—runs in 40 concert halls nationwide.