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[California] CalPERS to study possible reinvestment in tobacco

decided on Monday to review the potential impact of reinvesting in tobacco, 16 years after the pension fund dropped the controversial asset from its portfolio. The move to review tobacco divestment by the largest U.S. pension fund has caught the attentio
added Apr 19, 2016 14:06

Does Tobacco Violate Human Rights?

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) recently heard testimony from experts on why tobacco should be considered a human rights issue...argued that the failure of governments to curtail tobacco industry practices such as marketing to child
ADVANCE Newsmagazines/Merion Publications, Inc.
added Apr 14, 2016 14:22

PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois (PDF)

Justice Lloyd Karmeier of the Supreme Court of Illinois declined to recuse himself from Philip Morris's appeal of a decision to reinstate a $10.1 billion judgment in favor of petitioners and against respondent Philip Morris. Justice Karmeier won a close
added Apr 12, 2016 14:57

Conspiracy Theory Or Marketing? Why Tobacco Companies Spent So Much On AIDS Research

A new paper claims the historical involvement of tobacco companies during the early days of the response to the AIDS epidemic was just a cynical marketing ploy to distract the public from the dangers of smoking.
Science 2.0
added Apr 11, 2016 17:45

[Canada] Redford tobacco-litigation probe not provided all relevant documents, report says

A CBC News investigation found the process which led to Alberta choosing a legal consortium to represent it in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry was manipulated. Former premier Alison Redford, who chose the consortium while just
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:18


NFL found interlocking board memberships between the Times and Philip Morris...a fundraising letter to the Tobacco Institute asking for the purchase of a $25,000 table ... over one hundred million dollars in tobacco advertising the Times accepted long aft
Capital New York
added Mar 30, 2016 15:19

[Belgium, Europe, Malta] OLAF chief Giovanni Kessler ousted in backroom move

The European Commission has lifted the immunity of the EU Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) chief Giovanni Kessler... Belgian authorities want Kessler’s immunity lifted so they can investigate allegations that he secretly listened in on a conversation between wit
Malta Today (mt)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:44

[Canada] No buts about it: BC study says tobacco companies must deal with waste butts

A single tossed cigarette butt may seem inconsequential, but researchers say more than five trillion waste butts accumulate in the global environment each year, resulting in degradation, costly cleanup and emergency response. Tobacco manufacturers shoul
660 News (Calgary, ALB) (ca)
added Mar 8, 2016 17:07

[District of Columbia] #nomentholmondays: the targeted marketing of menthols and african-american history

in July 2014, the Smithsonian announced that Altria Group, owner of Philip Morris and one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, had contributed $1 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture...The targeted marketing of menth
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:24

[Europe, Ireland] O’Reilly criticises EC’s transparency in dealings with tobacco firms

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent, following an investigation by her office. A report by Ms O’Reilly in October sharply criticised t
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:07
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