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[Cuba, USA] Cigar Diplomacy

As the United States and Cuba have attempted to negotiate their differences over the last 50 years, Cuban cigars have played a diplomatic role in secret efforts to improve relations
Cigar Aficionado
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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Marijuana Is Tomorrow’s Big Tobacco – Are We Truly Prepared To Handle It?

The Big Tobacco companies are actively gearing up to ensure their customers remain loyal to their products, and do not defect to marijuana. Big Tobacco is clearly aware that marijuana could very well become their arch rival in the coming years, and could
Inquisitr
added Dec 28, 2014 15:05
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[Australia] Vale Dr Nigel Gray, AO

Dr Gray, the Director of the Cancer Council of Victoria from 1968 until 1995, and President of the Union for International Cancer Control... His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for the modern tobacco control movement.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:35
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[Michigan] Investigative journalist talks media coverage of tobacco industry

Charles Lewis discussed the history of investigative journalism in the tobacco industry during a lecture titled “The Truth About the Lies.” Lewis, a former investigative reporter for ABC News and producer of the CBS program “60 Minutes,” is the founder o
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Nov 21, 2014 12:05
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[New York] Images That Dare You to Turn Away / The DOC NYC Film Festival Returns

“Merchants of Doubt”…analyzes the campaign by the fossil fuel industry...to sow...doubt about the scientific consensus…compares the industry’s strategies to those used by the tobacco companies in the 1970s to confuse the public over the dangers of smoking
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2014 11:46
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DiBACCO: When the 'the hunt for Ebola' paused for a smoke

The CDC continues to beat the dead horse of cigarettes, making it unprepared for real medical emergencies. It actually makes light of the diminishing number of smokers by ignoring or skewing statistics so as to give it a continuing lease on the subject.
Washington Times
added Oct 26, 2014 19:36
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[Korea - South] In no-smoking debate, Korea parallels Germany

From January, smoking will be banned in all restaurants and bars, a move similar to Germany’s health act in 2007 that prohibited smoking at alcoholic establishments, making enclosed smoking booths inside the exception. The German government soon faced s
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:00
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[Australia, Kentucky] How Owensboro tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away in a small town in Kentucky? Because of chewing tobacco, malaria, Charles Darwin and Australia. For decades, tobacco has been a solution in se
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 10, 2014 21:46
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[Ireland] MARSHALL: Ruling against smoking ban binds Kentucky to past, limits future

Ireland's smoking ban brought a boom in tourists drawn to pub music and clean air...while heart attacks and strokes are down markedly. What's rich and healthy about a culture will survive, even thrive, outside the toxic fog of tobacco smoke — even in Ke
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jun 24, 2014 19:51
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[USA] A Half Century Of Avoidable Death

A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of
PR Newswire
added Jun 3, 2014 12:17
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