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Why Baseball Has Never Been Able to Quit Tobacco

Thanks to a renewed interest in the crop in the 19th century, the tobacco trade was booming in America when the first official rules for baseball were written in 1845. By the turn of the century, the Blackwell Tobacco Company, whose marketing tactics are
Men’s Journal
added Aug 21, 2014 22:10
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[UK] Nine facts about tobacco company lobbying

3. For decades after the link between smoking and lung cancer was scientifically proven, the tobacco industry deliberately caused public confusion about the health impacts of tobacco. In 1953, following advice from public relations firm Hill and Knowlto
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:15
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Q. and A. With Stuart Elliott

Q. There’s a scene in one of my favorite movies, “L.A. Confidential,” which is set in 1953, featuring a suspenseful shoot-out in an apartment. During the scene, a vintage Chesterfield cigarette commercial, in glorious black and white, plays on a TV set. (
New York Times
added Aug 18, 2014 12:41
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[South Carolina] COLUMN: The tale of two tobacco murals

painted in the lobby of the Mullins Post Office ...A book on the program published by the S.C. State Museum in 1990 quoted one complainant’s letter that said the piled tobacco in the sketch looked “more like the method of hauling hay or trash to a dump ra
WBTW Channel 13
added Aug 17, 2014 06:26
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[UK] Did harsh contract send cigar firm's reputation up in smoke?

150 ago this week, a miserable and overworked young Leicester girl was taken to court by her taskmaster employers - but their strong-arm tactics backfired. Priscilla Langton was 12 when, in 1864, she left school to work at Leicester cigar- making firm, G
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Aug 16, 2014 16:47
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[Wisconsin] Bloomberg's money dump recalls Milwaukee's infamous 'Smokes for Votes' saga

Jeff Steinbock recalls the last time a wealthy New Yorker dropped into Milwaukee to try to buy votes... “In the fall of 2000, Milstein did what any regular Democrat donor would do: She flew herself to Milwaukee and bribed homeless people to vote for Al G
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Aug 15, 2014 14:18
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[USA] Cinemas experiment and evolve to win audience from competition ($$)

For the 1960 release of Scent of Mystery, US cinemas piped aromas including rose and tobacco smoke into their auditoriums at key moments to complement the film’s narrative. The stunt failed spectacularly. Audience members complained that the Smell-o-Visio
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 15, 2014 10:10
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[New Zealand] Hon Tariana Turia: Tobacco Achievements Summary Report August 2014

A document outlining key achievements in tobacco control that has been tabled with the Bills office in Parliament.
Scoop (nz)
added Aug 14, 2014 01:50
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[Australia, Kentucky] How Owensboro tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away in a small town in Kentucky? Because of chewing tobacco, malaria, Charles Darwin and Australia. For decades, tobacco has been a solution in se
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 10, 2014 21:46
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[Florida] VIDEO: Rubio, Nelson fight for Newman cigar factory

Six U.S. senators -- including Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio -- are seeking an exemption from new FDA rules to save the J.C. Newman Cigar factory in Ybor City. In the early 1900s, cigars put Tampa on the map, but only one factory remains: J.C. Newman.
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Aug 10, 2014 17:27
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