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[Canada] FROM THE ARCHIVES 30 years ago smoking in public places was banned in Vancouver — and smokers were outraged

In February 1986, Vancouver city council began to discuss banning smoking in most public places and at work. It was called the toughest smoking bylaw in the country. By December of that year, the bylaw was passed and being enforced.
CBC News (ca)
added Dec 4, 2016 21:21

[North Carolina] ARCHIVE: SEDARIS: LETTING GO Smoking and non-smoking.

When I was in fourth grade, my class took a field trip to the American Tobacco plant in nearby Durham, North Carolina... Given my reputation as a strident non-smoker, it was funny how quickly I took to cigarettes. It was as if my life were a play, and th
The New Yorker
added Dec 3, 2016 00:18

Surgeon General's Warnings Turn 50; Cigarettes Still Killing Oklahomans

But while Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust can point to some progress made in reversing the widespread use of tobacco in the state, Oklahoma still ranks among the worst states in the nation for smoking. According to the state health departme
Lawton (OK) Constitution
added Oct 28, 2016 15:55

[North Carolina] Past, future intertwine in landmark deal

The Forsyth County community and the Reynolds company have been intertwined for 141 years.... The BAT offer for Reynolds came two days after the 28th anniversary of a day that will live in infamy in Winston-Salem — when F. Ross Johnson set in motion the d
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2016 14:00

[Colombia, South America/Caribbean, Uruguay] LYNN: In Memoriam: Yul Francisco Dorado Was a True Champion for People and the Environment

Dorado, who served as the Latin America director of the nonprofit Corporate Accountability International...Philip Morris International lost its lawsuit against the country of Uruguay for passing strong public health laws.... Dorado played an important ro
added Oct 23, 2016 13:52

[North Carolina] September 6, 1856: The Beginning of Brightleaf Tobacco in NC

Abisha Slade of Caswell County spoke at an agricultural meeting about “the new process of curing yellow tobacco.” The talk reflected an agricultural breakthrough that had been discovered by one of Slade’s slaves by mistake in 1839. The slave, named Steph
added Sep 6, 2016 21:52

Obituary: Yul Francisco Dorado, a visionary tobacco control leader in Latin America

Before he joined Corporate Accountability International in 2005 as Director for Latin America, he worked for Consumers International, supervising and supporting the ratification and implementation processes of the FCTC in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatema
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 6, 2016 13:03

E-Cigarettes, Are They Really the Healthier Alternative?

The history of e-cigarettes goes back as far as 1963. Herbert A. Gilbert filed a patent for this type of product in August...Smokers are trading up their cigarettes for e-cigarettes for health reasons or to get around smoking laws. It would now seem that
Guardian Liberty Voice
added May 18, 2016 20:10

KRUGER: A very short history of the vaping genie's escape from the bottle

1. kids aren't taking up e-cigarettes 2. OK, there is no substantial amount of e-cigarette use by kids 3. OK, there is no regular use by kids 4. OK, there is no use by kids who were not already smoking 5. OK, there is use by kids and this is preventing s
added May 17, 2016 18:19

[South Carolina] Lawyers who won Happy Birthday copyright case sue over “We Shall Overcome”

Striking tobacco workers sang the song in the 1940s during a strike in South Carolina. Peoples' Songs Inc., a company created by legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, published a songbook in 1948 that included the song. "This simple and moving hymn tune be
Ars Technica (blog)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:41
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