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[Australia] A politician's guide to public cigar smoking

Here were two well-heeled politicians insouciantly smoking away when only a few months back Mr Hockey had confirmed his government's intention to soak smokers with a $5 billion rise in tobacco tax over the next four years.
Daily Life (Pyrmont NSW) (au)
added May 12, 2014 12:46
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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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[France] À La Civette Paris Tobacconist Celebrates 300th Anniversary

It first opened its doors in 1716, and this year it is celebrating its 300th anniversary. The name of the store is À La Civette, and you can find it at 157 rue Saint-Honoré. It's just across from the Louvre Museum as well as from the Palais-Royal—home th
Cigar Aficionado
added Jun 18, 2016 18:28
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[New York] Corporate Logos — and “Human” Cigars

Paul Rand, design guru, at the Museum of the City of New York / campaigns for El Producto cigars and Coronet brandy conjure up mid-century America...Rand whimsically fashioned the cigars as human characters, with a cigar Santa giving a snowman a light in
New York Press
added Apr 1, 2015 17:51
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[South Carolina] Birth of a Freedom Anthem

“Dear Brothers,” one miner entreated in 1909, “let us not drop that old song"...decades later in Charleston, S.C., when 1,100 black and white employees of the American Tobacco Company cigar factory struck for higher pay and better working conditions. For
New York Times
added Mar 14, 2015 17:56
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[Nebraska] EDITORIAL: OPINION: Smoking

For every study that came out proving that smoking was killing people, nicotine peddlers trolled up another shill in a white lab coat who’d be willing to concoct fictitious controversy...When you finally quit, you won’t just be saving your health. You’ll
Scottsbluff (NE) Star-Herald
added Dec 2, 2014 07:24
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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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[Asia, Japan, Mexico] Let’s go to the museum / A salty saint, a smoking god

he renovated Tobacco & Salt Museum opened in its current location this April... Tobacco-related displays are on the third floor, with a reproduction of a shrine at the Palenque ruins in Mexico displayed at the entrance. Visitors are welcomed by a pillar t
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Sep 20, 2015 21:53
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[Russia] PACEPA: The Secret Roots of Liberation

It was developed by the KGB...Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations, managed by Kirill, was granted the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes as reward for his loyalty to the KGB...the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes
National Review
added Apr 24, 2015 11:06
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ARCHIVE: OBITUARIES: Edgar Cullman

died on Sunday aged 93, was a cigar maker and campaigned against laws that ban the enjoyment of smoking his products in many public places....cool, slim panatellas that Steve McQueen smoked while seducing Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 16, 2015 10:58
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