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E-cigarette maker fires up lobbying efforts

But like Don Draper, the maligned cancer stick has assumed a sleek new identity — the electronic cigarette — that capitalizes on societal pressure to quit smoking yet faces increased governmental scrutiny. NJOY, the leading e-cigarette manufacturer, has
Center for Public Integrity
added Apr 18, 2013 17:02

[Kentucky] Secret Tape: McConnell and Aides Weighed Using Judd's Mental Health and Religion as Political Ammo

A recording of a private meeting between the Senate GOP leader and campaign aides reveals how far they were willing to go to defeat the actor/activist.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 9, 2013 19:52

Louisiana governor shelves tax plan

Mr Jindal ... last month proposed to phase out the corporate and individual income tax in his state, while covering the $2.4bn cost by raising the state’s sales and tobacco tax.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 9, 2013 15:52

[North Carolina] DAVIS: Governor Puts His Shoulder To The Wheel, Beside Tobacco

Thank you Governor, for bringing sanity back to the discussion. And please do support our tobacco farmers by supporting tobacco in your trade discussions. ... in the South we have known smoking was unhealthy at least since Civil War days when officers ha
American Agriculturist
added Feb 14, 2013 21:42

‘To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party

Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that spontaneously developed in 2009, the Tea Party has developed over time, in part through decades of work by the tobacco industry and other corporate interests. It is important for tobacco control advocate
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2013 10:45

[Connecticut] Roll-Your-Own Tobacco Shop Owner Pleads Guilty

The co-owner of a roll-your-own smoke shop charged in an alleged scheme to direct illegal campaign contributions into Chris Donovan's campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of devising a scheme to bribe a
NBC Connecticut
added Jan 24, 2013 20:34

[Europe] Kessler flip-flops on key tobacco control issue

Kessler said to the Italian Parliament, that “stripped of branding, the packet … can be more easily counterfeited” (translation from Italian). What is even more interesting is that Kessler told the Italian Parliament that OLAF does not have an official p
New Europe
added Oct 25, 2012 10:19

[California] Smoking ban foes to get in last puff

Kristen Mulvany, left, a waitress at Naked Cafe in Carlsbad, accepts a flier from Dannah Hosford concerning smoke-free outdoor dining areas. Hosford and Levi Martinez, right, were distributing the fliers to Carlsbad restaurants in September.
North County (CA) Times
added Oct 20, 2012 19:35

[Russia] Jason Linkins: Mitt Romney's Bain & Company Timeline: Let's Get It Straight, Shall We?

She caps it off thusly: "Perhaps Cherkis and Carter have direct evidence that Mitt was actually controlling things while she was nominally in charge, but if so, I don't think they made it clear in the article." Well, golly, let's make it all clear, then
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 11, 2012 15:49

[USA] Romney's Bain Capital made millions from tobacco business in Russia in 90s

An investigation into Republican Mitt Romney's Bain Capital tobacco work has found that the consulting firm helped Philip Morris, which is America's leading cigarette manufacturer, increase its revenues in the U.S., and aided two other tobacco titans as t
Newstrack India (in)
added Oct 10, 2012 05:29
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