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Dickie Scruggs: A 2nd chance / MISSISSIPPI'S FAMED TRIAL LAWYER-TURNED-FELON GRANTS HIS FIRST POST-PRISON INTERVIEW.

Feted by Hollywood, reviled by the Wall Street Journal, Scruggs gained fame for taking down Big Tobacco and the asbestos industry before losing it all in a judicial bribery scheme.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Apr 27, 2015 08:59
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[Wisconsin] Sheboygan cigar-making industry once was smoking

Tobacco was first grown by enterprising Wisconsin settlers in 1844 in Walworth County. Twenty years later, the Civil War boosted the popularity of cigars in the state, but it was ultimately the significant German immigrant population that created a huge
Sheboygan (WI) Press
added Apr 25, 2015 12:31
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[Russia] PACEPA: The Secret Roots of Liberation

It was developed by the KGB...Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations, managed by Kirill, was granted the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes as reward for his loyalty to the KGB...the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes
National Review
added Apr 24, 2015 11:06
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Henry I. Miller

In a 2012 article for the Hoover Institution criticizing the FDA's approach to tobacco products, Miller wrote that nicotine "is not particularly bad for you..." A 1994 memo written by the Apco Associates PR firm (now called Apco Worldwide) for Philip Mo
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Apr 24, 2015 10:41
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Doctors behind anti-Oz letter have own ‘conflicts of interest’

Dr. Henry I. Miller of Stanford’s Hoover Institution...prominent voice in a tobacco industry-backed campaign to discredit the science linking cigarette use and cancer. Miller also had a connection to ... (ACSH)... Dr. Gilbert Ross, is also a signatory to
Aljazeerah
added Apr 24, 2015 10:35
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[Arkansas] Cigarettes and Soviets: Historian to Write Book on Russian Smoking Culture

National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Arkansas historian Tricia Starks a $121,250 grant to continue her research of the history of smoking in Russia.
University of Arkansas
added Apr 22, 2015 08:52
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[UK-Scotland] Tributes paid after Labour minister McCabe dies at 60 ($$)

Tributes from across the political spectrum were paid to Tom McCabe...Among his achievements was introducing the ban on smoking in public places.
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51
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Gwynn speaks on Hall of Fame father's use of smokeless tobacco on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday

It's been less than a year since the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn from salivary gland cancer, and Gwynn's passing has brought many calls for Major League Baseball to ban the use of smokeless tobacco. As baseball and its players association move towa
MASN
added Apr 19, 2015 17:18
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[North Carolina] MARTIN: The 'chew' bound many, but not all

The staff at the Journal of that era had something else: nicotine. I was accustomed to smokers when I arrived, but nothing, except maybe watching Major League Baseball, had prepared me for chewers
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 19, 2015 10:20
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