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[North Carolina] Hidden History of Winston-Salem / Six stories from Forsyth County’s past you probably haven’t heard.

William Neal Reynolds...in his will: That his 1,100 acre estate, Tanglewood, be turned into a public park for the citizens of Forsyth County—but only the white citizens.... While many know R.J. Reynolds as a tobacco tycoon...he had a superstitious side...
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 30, 2014 14:17
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A Chronicler of Warnings Denied / Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change

“We’ve got to write a book about this.” I told Erik. It took us five years. [Their book is “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.”]
New York Times
added Oct 27, 2014 21:57
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DiBACCO: When the 'the hunt for Ebola' paused for a smoke

The CDC continues to beat the dead horse of cigarettes, making it unprepared for real medical emergencies. It actually makes light of the diminishing number of smokers by ignoring or skewing statistics so as to give it a continuing lease on the subject.
Washington Times
added Oct 26, 2014 19:36
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Wait, you can still smoke in an American office?

The only nationwide guidelines on smoking indoors relates to federal buildings and on airplanes. Otherwise, second-hand smoking laws are handled at lower levels of government. “It’s always been legislation that’s bubbled up from the local level to the st
Fortune Magazine
added Oct 24, 2014 14:45
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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 24: Profile America

One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 — Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Ca
PR Newswire
added Oct 24, 2014 13:47
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[Canada] Day 245: Anodyne advertising? A failed conspiracy?

On his third day of presenting the final arguments of his client, JTI-Macdonald, Mr. Guy Pratte turned to the subjects of cigarette advertising and industry collusion... After showing a few dull ads from this period, Mr. Pratte then showed the next phase
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:06
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Day 244:The history of tobacco in Canada: JTI-Macdonald's counter-narrative

While not conceding that it mattered whether people believed that smoking caused disease, Mr. Pratte argued that the evidence showed that they did. He pointed to the plaintiff's claims that a large percentage of people did not agree with statements about
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:34
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[UK] History of Forest

According to a confidential industry document, Foxley-Norris wrote to British American Tobacco in 1978 seeking a paid position running a consumers' association for smokers. At a meeting, BAT staff told him that "the industry had been giving thought to th
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:17
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[North Carolina] Have a whirl through Wilson

Wilson is full of pleasant surprises and interesting discoveries. For instance, did you know that this North Carolina city was once the world's largest Bright Leaf Tobacco market and is now the first city in the state to build its own fiber-optic Interne
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:33
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OGE: Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study...cigarette companies were already decades-long veterans of a war against facts. Since at least the 1960s, the tobacco industry had refined an innovative technique to cou
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:32
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