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[Missouri] 10 years ago: In bed with Big Tobacco

Rep. Blunt finished up the paperwork on his divorce. Altria finished up the paperwork on a new policy recusing Perlman from lobbying House leadership. The soon-to-be Mrs. Majority Whip will still be allowed to lobby rank and file members of the House. Th
Patheos.com [Hosting the Conversation on Faith]
added Sep 23, 2013 10:43
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[UK] Half-smoked cigar belonging to Britain's greatest engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel goes on show - alongside the case he used for his 40-A-DAY habit

One of the most ingenious and prolific engineers in history, Brunel oversaw the building of 25 railway lines, more than 100 bridges and three ships - and was rarely seen without a cigar between his lips.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 18:44
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Dr. Warren Winkelstein Jr. Dies at 90

Dr. Warren Winkelstein Jr., a physician and researcher whose groundbreaking studies connected unprotected sex between men to AIDS, smoking to cervical cancer and air pollution to chronic lung disease, died July 22 at his home in Point Richmond, Calif. He
New York Times
added Aug 6, 2012 07:16
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SHILLERS FOR KILLERS / Revealed: How the tobacco industry paid journalists, scientists, activists and lawyers to cover up the most deadly crime in human history.

even those whose financial relationships with Big Tobacco are above-board...have been denounced in judicial court decisions as accessories to RICO...I’m going to name names. Some are surprising; some shocking; others downright horrifying.
Pando
added Jul 9, 2015 13:38
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Florida Supreme Court Rulings Deal Blow to Big Tobacco Defense in Engle Progeny Claims

ruled today that Engle progeny plaintiffs were not required to show reliance on tobacco industry conduct after May 5, 1982 in order to succeed on their fraudulent concealment claims. ...likely pave an easier path to their recovery of punitive awards again
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 15:09
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[Florida] Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and one of the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session

Tobacco companies are now asking the Legislature to apply current law to the cases, which would limit punitive damages. Last year, legislation was filed to do just that, but withdrawn within 24 hours of its filing. This year, sensing a better chance of vi
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Feb 13, 2015 14:00
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From Marlboro Man to smoking ban: a timeline of tobacco in America

As a town in Massachusetts debates a ban on the sale of all tobacco products, we look back on the history of tobacco in America
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 14, 2014 17:19
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Documents Show That Big Tobacco Has Been Interested In Pot For At Least 45 Years

With medical marijuana now legal in nearly half the country and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the nation’s tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from green. And a new report unc
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 5, 2014 11:18
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Cut Nicotine in Cigarettes, Say Health Officials

Cutting the nicotine content of tobacco products and greater restrictions on sales, "including bans on entire categories of tobacco products" are just two of the strategies for an "endgame" to stop all tobacco use suggested in a federal report released Fr
MedPage Today
added Jan 23, 2014 16:52
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Nicotine Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Global Review

This intentionally selective global review reflects the views and frustrations of a public health physician with 45 years of frontline experience in tobacco control. ... there is much in cigarette smoke that can be changed to make it less carcinogenic an
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 5, 2013 23:38
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