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[USA] PROCTOR: The cigarette catastrophe continues

The fundamental defect of cigarettes is sugar: cigarettes today are made from tobaccos containing high levels of sugar...which makes the resulting smoke inhalable....the immense financial—and therefore political—power of this industry.
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:29
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Robert Mugabe admits Zimbabwe's land reform flaws

"I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can't manage them," the 91-year-old leader said in unusually candid comments.
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2015 13:47
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[Asia, Maldives] HPA concerned over display of hookah smokers

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has expressed concern over the display of hookah smokers at the Cultural Festival organized by Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). People smoking hookahs were seen during the Festival, to showcase dying age-old Maldiv
Haveeru Daily (mv)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:15
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Excellent series of FDA public comments on ecig marketing, together with large collections of advertising images available

Stanford Professor Robert Jackler has submitted a series of public comments to the FDA accompanied by rich collections of advertising images for e-cigarettes to support the conclusions he draws. His comments appear below, together with links to the coll
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 20, 2014 14:17
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Smoking in the White House: Dick Cheney recalls days of free cigarettes from tobacco companies

While promoting his book about his 35-year battle with heart disease, former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about smoking in the White House and in the Boy Scouts - and the moment that led him to kick the habit.
Grand Rapids (MI) Press
added Apr 22, 2014 14:26
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[Canada] Day 67: Under foreign influence

Mr. Hoult is a former heavy-weight in the former RJ-Reynolds empire. He is the one-time marketing boss for RJR-Macdonald (1979-1983), president of RJR-Macdonald (1987-88) and executive vice president for RJ-Reynolds USA operations (1988-89).
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 6, 2012 18:18
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[Canada] Women and tobacco: Smoke and mirrors

For women who take up tobacco, the allure of smoking is all rolled up in self-image and identity
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jun 26, 2012 15:02
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LETTER: A smoke and a joke in Libya ($$)

Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 4, 2011 00:00
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[Florida] Philip Morris' Youth Push Led To Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

told the jury that Philip Morris USA Inc. crafted its image, including the iconic “Marlboro Man” corporate mascot, in a successful effort during the booming post-war years to grow its business by specifically targeting young people as smokers, and that Do
Law360
added Jul 13, 2017 19:49
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[Canada] Blowing smoke: the history of tobacco-specific nitrosamines in Canadian tobacco

In view of this information brought to light in this paper, any claims by tobacco companies that they were acting prudently by lowering TSNA levels are unwarranted. They fail to acknowledge that it was their actions that raised TSNA levels in the first p
Tobacco Control
added Jun 8, 2016 18:45
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