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[USA] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?

CDC’s anti-tobacco campaign “serves as an important counter to the more than $950 000 [£630 000; €860 00] that the tobacco industry spends each hour—more than $23m a day—on cigarette advertising and promotion.” Funding of CDC took a turn in 1983, when th
British Medical Journal
added May 27, 2015 14:39
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[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014.
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40
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[UK] Nephew of man accused of starting Bradford stadium fire by dropping a lit cigarette blasts 'mind-bogglingly inaccurate' BBC documentary claims

'At no time was Eric responsible for the fire - at no time did he say he stubbed a cigarette out and it went down a hole.' He blamed the accident on stadium authorities who had piled up flammable rubbish underneath the stands, adding that he had refused
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2015 12:41
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How ‘Mad Men’ Made Smoking Glamorous—Then Deadly

Betty and Don’s cigarette smoking was once supremely seductive. Then came Betty’s shock cancer diagnosis, and suddenly cigarettes have become a symbol of ‘Mad Men’s’ own death
The Daily Beast
added May 12, 2015 14:04
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[UK] Australian man 'dropped cigarette that started Bradford City fire'

British police investigating the Bradford City fire, which killed 56 football fans, say an Australian man admitted dropping the cigarette thought to have started the blaze, according to a BBC documentary.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 12, 2015 14:02
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[UK] Bradford City stadium fire: Police identify man who 'dropped the cigarette that started the fire'

Police investigating the deadly Bradford City fire identified the man who accidentally started the blaze which killed 56 football fans after he dropped a cigarette 30 years ago – but did not release his name until now. Officers discovered that Australia
The Independent (uk)
added May 12, 2015 14:02
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[UK] Sir Philip Carter, businessman - obituary

died aged 87, was a director of Littlewoods who forged a career in football administration...In 2005 Goodison Park took steps to become Britain’s first smoke-free football stadium, banning cigarettes from the ground’s restaurants, bars and stands.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:43
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[Germany] 70 years ago today ... Victory in Europe Day

The German mark was replaced with cigarettes and soap as barter items. The average pack of cigarettes passed through seven people before the cigarettes were smoked.
Nevada Appeal
added May 8, 2015 11:06
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Guy Carawan Dies at 87; Taught a Generation to Overcome, in Song

By the mid-1940s, Tindley’s words and the now-familiar melody had merged. In 1945, the resulting song, known as “We Will Overcome,” was taken to the picket lines by striking tobacco workers in Charleston, S.C., who sang: “We will overcome,/And we will win
New York Times
added May 8, 2015 10:47
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ARCHIVE: Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Tobacco Use -- United States, 1900-1999

During the first decades of the 20th century, lung cancer was rare; however, as cigarette smoking became increasingly popular, first among men and later among women, the incidence of lung cancer became epidemic (Figure 1). In 1930, the lung cancer death r
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added May 7, 2015 08:18
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