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[Togo] The Time John Boehner Personally Battled To Stop An Anti-Smoking Executive Order

learned that George H.W. Bush was considering signing an Executive Order banning workplace smoking by federal employees, he decided to take a stand for “individual rights and freedoms.” “I has come to my attention that OMB is circulating a proposed Execut
BuzzFeed
added Sep 25, 2015 15:57
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[Wisconsin] Oshkosh once home to booming cigar industry

Larry Spanbauer, a local historian and secretary of the Oshkosh Memorabilia Club, has discovered a little known fact about Oshkosh - it once had a booming cigar industry. After two years of research, he recently published a book detailing how Oshkosh ma
Washington Times
added Mar 30, 2015 21:02
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[North Carolina] Duke Homestead: Cultivation of a Tobacco Empire

The trek back to Orange County following the Civil War marked the beginning of Washington Duke's rise to prominence in the tobacco business. He gathered his family and returned to his virtually barren homeplace. Having been unable to make the proper paym
Duke Homestead
added Oct 24, 2013 03:23
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[UK] Winston the spendaholic: He teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and was saved by secret backhanders. Yet a new book on Churchill's finances reveals he spent £40,000 a year on casinos and £54,000 on booze

Churchill was smoking a dozen cigars a day, at about £13 a month [£1,300] — and he had not paid his suppliers, J Grunebaum & Sons, for five years.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 13, 2015 13:09
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A History of the Knowledge—and Ignorance—of Harms from Cigarettes in Canada, 1950-2000 - Expert Report submitted by Robert N. Proctor, Stanford University (PDF) [GO TO https://tobacco.asp.visard.ca/Main.htm, click on blue bar for access]

I have been asked to evaluate and comment on three expert reports . . . 1. All three fail to consult the tobacco industry‘s internal documents, which reveal a decades-long conspiracy to downplay the hazards of smoking.
Conseil québécois sur le tabac et la santé (Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health) (ca)
added Nov 27, 2012 13:07
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[New York] When it came to cigarettes, Rochester was Peerless

we recall the time when Rochester was remarkable for its cigarettes. Yes, cigarettes. Credit that distinction, dubious or not, to William S. Kimball, whose story has been well told by several local historians, among them Blake McKelvey, Donovan Shilling,
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Oct 30, 2013 15:51
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SMOKING GUN: STRATEGIC CONTAINMENT OF CONTRABAND TOBACCO AND CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN CANADA (PDF)

Contraband tobacco is lucrative, it is produced and trafficked systematically alongside other illicit goods, and Canadian crime syndicates are heavily invested in its proceeds. Globally, money from contraband tobacco and cigarettes is a major source of
Macdonald-Laurier Institute (ca)
added Oct 25, 2016 00:23
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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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ZOTTER: Judicial Follies: More tobacco dangers

One doesn’t hear much about exploding cigars these days, however, and that could be because of cases like Clem Nieman’s. He sued Dow Drug Co., as well as S. Frieder Sons. (He apparently didn’t sue the Helena Cigar Company, probably because of the difficu
Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 06:49
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[New Zealand] Inside the gates at Big Tobacco's happy place

In the face of increasing pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists, the three main players in New Zealand's tobacco industry - British American Tobacco, Imperial and Philip Morris - are all still raking it in.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:09
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