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[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

[Denmark] The increase in smoke signals a realisation of pipe dreams

Denmark has long been a hot-bed of pipe smoking and making, a culture that has been enjoying a second wind in recent years. According to Michael Iversen – the head of the Nordic Tobacco Guild and the organiser of the recently-held 2016 Open Danish Champ
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Apr 1, 2016 20:19

Comparison of Smoking History Patterns Among African American and White Cohorts in the United States Born 1890 to 1990

The results suggest that some of the existing disparities in smoking-related disease may be due to the lower cessation rates in African Americans compared to whites. However, the number of cigarettes smoked is also lower among African Americans. Further w
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 28, 2016 17:38


it’s 10 years since the drive to deny us free choice, even over the pettiest aspects of lives, really got into gear. And then we should charge our glasses and resolve to fight back.
spiked (uk)
added Mar 24, 2016 16:24

[Texas] John O'Quinn Still Looms Large at the Courthouse, Even in Death

When legendary Houston attorney John O’Quinn died in 2009,he had more than 1,200 automobiles. . . He was known most for winning a $17 billion lawsuit against Big Tobacco companies
Houston (TX) Press
added Mar 22, 2016 11:15

[Korea - North] North Korea defector reveals late leader's fears over libido and diabetes

Scientists were tasked with developing aphrodisiacs ...They were also asked to replicate the leader's favorite western brand of cigarette - Rothmans - with tobacco imported from Africa. The scientists were sworn to secrecy and could not even tell their fa
added Mar 12, 2016 21:32

SHAPIRO: How Scalia played with fire

In Food and Drug Administration v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., for example, the Supreme Court decided 5-4 that the FDA did not have the authority to regulate tobacco... a pure textual analysis might well have required allowing the regulation. Ironic
added Feb 27, 2016 16:26

[Australia] Pub told it is allowed to KEEP its controversial vintage tobacco advertisements - days after the health department demanded they be taken down

Premier Colin Barnett called the health department's decision 'ridiculous' and said the pub can 'keep their decorations'. 'They are collectors pieces, they show an era gone by... it is not promoting smoking or selling cigarettes and if that's the way they
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 19, 2016 16:16

State and Local Legislators Keep Tobacco in Their Crosshairs

In the ensuing 27 years, local legislatures have moved from nixing cigarette vending machines to banning self-service displays and restricting promotions and pricing—all the way up to last year’s unsuccessful attempt to outlaw the sale of all tobacco prod
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:45

What actors are actually smoking and snorting in movies / If you're Liam Neeson, chamomile tea.

“You used to be able to call up a company and say, ‘I’m doing a movie and need cigarettes,’ and they would send you a case,” Butcher recalled. “For the movie Mystery Train, I remember getting a giant case of Silk Cut cigarettes and we all smoked them.”
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:31
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