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[California] CalPERS rethinks ban on tobacco stocks

CalPERS is considering ending its 15-year-old ban on tobacco company investments after a consultant said the ban has cost the pension fund roughly $3 billion in lost profits. The reconsideration of CalPERS’ tobacco prohibition comes as part of a broader
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 4, 2016 19:04

[North Carolina] Former Targacept board member Steven Burrill barred from securities industry

An SEC investigation found that Burrill, a biotechnology venture capitalist, concealed from investors that he took money from the Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund III of San Francisco under the guise of “advanced” management fees.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 3, 2016 13:47

[Europe] Ombudsman examining tobacco lobby

is due to host an event to discuss ‘Improving transparency in tobacco lobbying’. The event will be held in the Résidence Palace, Brussels from 13.30 to 15.30 on April 27. A networking buffet will start at 12.00. A note announcing the meeting said that O
Tobacco Reporter
added Apr 4, 2016 17:34

Pepsico, Philip Morris Face Human Rights Resolutions

Shareholders of a handful of companies, including Pepsico Inc., may be voting on a new human rights proposal submitted by the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund this year... The resolution was also submitted to a number of tobacco companies, including Reynolds America
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:24

[Europe] Event - Improving transparency in tobacco lobbying: Date: 27 Apr 2016 13:30 CEST - 27 Apr 2016 15:30 CEST

The Ombudsman recently found that the European Commission's approach to publicising meetings with tobacco lobbyists is, with the exception of DG Health, inadequate. Is this good enough for an EU institution whose role it is to initiate EU legislation? Wh
European Ombudsman
added Apr 1, 2016 20:09

The Cannabis Industry Is Not the Tobacco Industry, and We’ll Prove It

A challenge for the cannabis industry to prove that they are not Big Tobacco. That their philanthropic efforts are authentic, strategic, and part of their mission as a businesses and community member. Ideally, we would be innocent until proven guilty. But
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 2, 2016 01:26

Cigarillo Maker Wins Up To $44.4M In Swisher Antitrust Trial ($$)

A California federal jury has sided with Trendsettah USA Inc. in its argument that tobacco giant Swisher International Inc. sabotaged its production of small “cigarillo” cigars, awarding the smaller tobacco company $14.8 million in antitrust damages, whic
added Mar 31, 2016 20:09

NYT Won’t Retract NFL Big Tobacco-Concussion Story ($$)

said it will not “retract anything” after the NFL threatened a defamation lawsuit over a report last week questioning the data used by the league in its concussion studies and laying out potential ties to the tobacco industry, which long used questionable
added Mar 31, 2016 16:09
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The NFL would rather look stupid than evil

The connection to Big Tobacco arguably felt forced, but the NFL's case for defamation seems weak. Its latter stance is more interesting. The NFL is trying to make itself out as hapless with regards to concussion research. The alternative would be that th
SB Nation (portal)
added Mar 31, 2016 09:09

New York Times Responds To NFL’s Retraction Demand With Verbal Haymaker

the NFL’s large PR blitz to fight back has focused on removing ties to the tobacco industry. All the while, the NFL has been using a firm that represented Philip Morris. That fact also made it in to the New York Times’ final line of Wednesday’s letter.
added Mar 31, 2016 09:07
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