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Jim Dey: High court extinguishes Illinois tobacco case

Plaintiffs' lawyer Stephen Tillery said the court's action was "obviously disappointing" but that his investment of time and money was worth it. "... the case was socially significant and brought into public view facts that needed to be revealed," he sa
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Jun 26, 2016 19:52
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59
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Cigarettes

Camel was the first brand to become nationally popular. Coincidentally, Camels pioneered the now almost universal 20-cigarette pack. By 1919, with increasing advertising and product availability, cigarettes overtook pipe tobacco in the number of pounds co
U.S. Census Bureau
added Oct 25, 2015 19:44
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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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[Canada] Additions to the summer reading list

By Monday this week there were over 11,000 - count 'em!- new documents. Most of these are the news reports and other 'reliance material' that had been attached to 12 volume expert opinion of David Flaherty ... One of these is by Kip Viscusi - a Vander
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:11
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INFOGRAPHIC: milestones in FDA's work on tobacco product regulation (PDF)

FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 27, 2013 05:23
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[California] Richard Fink: The Koch Brothers’ Big Tobacco Man Behind the Kochtopus Curtain

relatively few people have heard of Richard Fink. And even fewer know of his connections to Big Tobacco – connections which may have influenced the creation and actions of Koch-funded front groups for decades to come. With the Kochs’ support, Fink estab
The Checks and Balances Project
added Feb 6, 2013 05:41
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[Canada, UK, USA] Smoke and mirrors: The tobacco industry pursuit of the cancer-free cigarette

“We’ve got consumers getting sick because they use our products.” It’s a statement that previous BAT executives wouldn’t have dreamed of making. Incredibly, tobacco companies in North America were still denying the link between smoking, addiction and di
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Oct 8, 2012 14:29
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Behind this Battle of the Sexes, a Philip Morris brand

displays or mentions the Virginia Slims brand thirteen times, among its eighty tobacco incidents....delivered more than 100 million tobacco impressions...Philip Morris (now Altria) and Fox (formerly News Corp.) have many corporate connections: • Fox's C
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 31, 2017 18:14
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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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