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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on His 45-Year Obsession with Sherlock Holmes / The basketball legend's new novel, Mycroft Holmes, prequelizes Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.

Holmes inspired Abdul-Jabbar to "apply powers of observation to my basketball game," ... "One time I overheard a couple of ball boys discussing how Bob Lanier liked to smoke in the locker room at halftime...Sure enough, he got too winded to play. We won
Esquire Magazine
added Nov 12, 2015 02:36
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Elementary: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I make deductions. That’s what I do. Hey, I read Sherlock Holmes."...Bob Lanier—the six-foot-eleven Moriarty of the Detroit Pistons—would sneak cigarettes during halftime. “I knew, if Lanier was smoking, if I made him run in the second half he’d be in pa
The New Yorker
added Nov 12, 2015 02:35

[Asia-pacific] WashU Expert: Time for tobacco-state politicians to make ‘adult choice’ on Pacific trade agreement

Benson, the author of “Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry”...the tobacco industry is allowed to continue profiting from the global marketing of a product clearly shown to cause health problems and mor
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Oct 7, 2015 23:55

[UK] Author of new James Bond novel Trigger Mortis reveals all the sexism was edited out of the famous spy novel because his wife was ‘quite angry about it’

Horowitz, who also writes the ITV series his wife produces, also struggled with Bond's smoking habit. The 60-year-old said: 'I have never had a character smoking in one of my books. To give Bond his 30 a day habit was against my instinct'. Horowitz adde
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 27, 2015 21:11
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Chelsea Clinton’s Book Highlights Fight Against Tobacco – and Youth Advocate Magi Linscott

"It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going"...highlights the fight against tobacco...we’re thrilled that it features the work of Magi Linscott, our 2014 National Youth Advocate of the Year. First in her home state of Florida and then nationa
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:45

[UK] No Mr Bond, I expect you to be politically correct! 007 set for a makeover as author of latest novel suggests chain-smoking and sexist spy could be on the way out

Author Anthony Horowitz has revealed the new book Trigger Mortis has been amended for modern readers and contains anti-smoking messages and for the first time an ‘outspoken’ gay friend.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2015 10:01

Review: Chrissie Hynde’s ‘Reckless’ Details a Rocker’s Life

In an epilogue, Ms. Hynde writes: “I think it’s easy to see that the moral of my story is that drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, only cause suffering.”
New York Times
added Sep 1, 2015 18:18

ARCHIVE: Gladwell Asks Us To Pity the Rich

Philip Morris' top brass loved Gladwell's first book, "The Tipping Point," for its defense of the tobacco industry's strategy of using advertising to lure young smokers. "I recommend you read (or have one of your minions submit a book report on) The Tippi
NSFWCORP (Not Safe For Work Corporation)
added Aug 28, 2015 20:24

Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist

In 1982, while still an undergrad, he completed a 12-week training course at the National Journalism Center...carried the tobacco lobby’s water—and messages—while raising doubts about the industry’s critics. One of the more obvious and disgusting example
S.H.A.M.E. Media Transparency Project
added Aug 28, 2015 20:18


The report, titled “Smoky Truth”, highlights the tactics used by the tobacco industry to maximize profits and mislead government around the world, and discusses the importance of corporate social responsibility. The cancer patients attending the launch
SUCH TV (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 12:01
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