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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Disgraced Ex-Congressman Attacks John Boehner in New Book / Bob Ney, who was imprisoned for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has some scores to settle.

“He was a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life--golf, women, cigarettes ... his ties with a tobacco company were so tight that lawmakers could get free cigarettes from Boehner’s office
National Journal
added Mar 6, 2013 07:20
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Lowell Bergman on Why Mike Wallace Really Hated 'The Insider' (Exclusive)

Mike Wallace hated Michael Mann's "The Insider" complaining that the film took too many dramatic liberties with the story of CBS' decision not to air a "60 Minutes" segment on tobacco whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand over fears of a lawsuit.
TheWrap.com
added May 15, 2012 01:53
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[Puerto Rico] CORRESPONDENCE Kool Customer | by Hunter S. Thompson

There are god knows how many cigarette machines in San Juan, and in only three of them can I find king-size Kools. This is working a tremendous hardship on me, and I’m writing you in hopes that you’ll do something about it. I’m quite willing to do my p
The Paris Review
added Jul 21, 2016 16:01
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Tobacco Turncoat Merrell Williams Jr. Dies at 72

Mr. Williams, who died Nov. 18 at age 72 after a heart attack, said he gave up smoking after reading the documents, which were used to show that tobacco executives knew that cigarettes were addictive and caused cancer, and that the companies marketed cig
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 26, 2013 23:18
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[Mississippi] Merrell Williams Jr., Paralegal Who Bared Big Tobacco, Dies at 72

Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov.
New York Times
added Nov 26, 2013 23:15
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RJ Reynolds Can't Escape Anti-Smoking Ad Order In DC Circ. ($$)

Reynolds must run two sets of corrective television commercials detailing the health consequences of smoking, one for itself and one for a now-dissolved company it previously acquired, the D.C. Circuit affirmed Tuesday, concluding a lower court did not ov
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:32
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ARCHIVE: Lowell Bergman on Why Mike Wallace Really Hated ‘The Insider’ (Exclusive)

Mike Wallace hated Michael Mann's "The Insider" complaining that the film took too many dramatic liberties with the story of CBS' decision not to air a "60 Minutes" segment on tobacco whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand over fears of a lawsuit.
TheWrap.com
added Nov 27, 2015 23:47
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

A Miami-Dade County jury on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to Hanifah Harewood for the past loss of father Glenn Simmons’ past companionship and her pain and suffering, and $4 million for her future losses and suffering. The jury attributed only one-quart
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 22:43
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USA v. MO APPEAL: BRIEF FOR THE INTERVENORS, Mar 31, 2016

It is far too late for RJR to seek relief from its obligations under the 2006 Remedial Order, including its responsibility to run a set of television advertisements as the corporate successor to B&W....The district court did not abuse its discretion in d
Tobacco On Trial
added Mar 31, 2016 22:52
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