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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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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] Going Way Back With Cubans, Tampa Leads Push Forward

During its halcyon cigar days, Ybor City, named after its founder, a cigar manufacturer, brimmed with radical ideas and people. Strikes were common, mutual aid societies were abundant, women worked alongside men, blacks worked alongside Hispanics and whit
New York Times
added May 4, 2015 07:33
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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 Last year, legislation was filed to do just that, but withdrawn within 24 hours of its filing.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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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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Ohio Statehouse can help snuff out disturbing trend 50 years after Surgeon General's landmark smoking report: Toby Cosgrove and Michael F. Roizen

But Ohio has now sullied itself by being one of the few states -- if not the only state -- with increased tobacco use since 2009. Why?... We need leadership in Columbus; we in the United States, and in Ohio especially, can’t afford for additional progre
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Jan 12, 2014 04:00
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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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[China, UK, Georgia] A discussion of the tobacco industry’s exploitation of “smoke-free” Olympic Games

internal documents released as a result of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (.pdf). While excluded from the venue itself, the industry extended its far-reaching tentacles into the immediate areas adjacent to and surrounding the Olympic Ring. T
Stanford Law & Policy Review
added Aug 6, 2012 18:02
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