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[UK] Tobacco shop shuts after more than a century

Reeders Tobacconists in Chorley is shutting up shop on Tuesday. It comes 10 years after the smoking ban and as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are taking off with Chorley boasting at least 11 vape shops. Sandra Perkins, manager at the Chapel Street s
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:39
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CHAMBERS; War on Tobacco Expands to Where Smoking Is Heaviest: QuickTake

In the 20th century, tobacco use killed an estimated 100 million people — more than both world wars combined. Most of those smokers had no idea what they were doing to themselves. Tobacco’s deadliness was exposed more than 50 years ago, and a war on smok
Washington Post
added Dec 16, 2017 17:46
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[UK] The Paranormal Turns Pedantic in ‘The Twilight Zone’ Adaptation

There’s a potential head-scratcher in a running gag involving the mysterious appearance, or absence, of cigarettes until one recalls that Mr. Serling, an avid smoker, had advertised Chesterfields on air.
New York Times
added Dec 15, 2017 03:12
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ELIAS: Fool us once

r Some of the same “experts” worked on these respective campaigns. Both Frederick Seitz and Fred Singer, scientists associated with the conservative think tank, the George C. Marshall Institute, worked for the tobacco industry to cast doubt on the connec
Lock Haven (PA) Express
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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Johns Hopkins University to divest holdings in major coal producers

The vote marks only the third time in the university's history that the trustees have barred a particular type of investment because of broad social concerns....South Africa...In 1991, the trustees voted to end all direct investments in tobacco company st
Johns Hopkins University
added Dec 15, 2017 03:02
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[Kentucky] In 1929, Boyle County was in the middle of a tobacco boom

Few people in Danville realize what a big impact the tobacco market means to the town and the money it brings into the community. Seven hundred people are employed in the tobacco business and the weekly payroll is in excess of $21,000. The Danville Red
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Dec 11, 2017 12:39
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[UK] Tony Garrett, tobacco industry leader, 1918-2017

The chairman of Imperial who pioneered the group’s sponsorship of sports and arts...In early June 1977...launched Operation Berkshire.  Tony Garrett, who has died at the age of 99, hosted a secret summit of the world’s largest tobacco companies to formul
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 8, 2017 18:24
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CHUCK NORRIS: Does Industry Suppress News You Need To Know?

As stated by Stanton Glantz of the University of California, San Francisco, a co-author of the investigation, the ongoing controversy surrounding sugar in our diets "...may be rooted in more than 60 years of food and beverage industry manipulation of sci
Creators Syndicate
added Dec 8, 2017 09:00
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The ‘Father of Stress’ Was a Tobacco Industry Shill

"the Einstein of medical research." By the 1950s, Selye's work had also drawn the attention of the tobacco industry... "The tobacco industry threw so much money at so many key researchers in the field," Petticrew said. "You just cannot read that literatu
Vice.com
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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NCD ADVOCACY REPORT: Fool Me Twice (PDF)

This report offers evidence that the same unacceptable practices used by the tobacco industry are being employed by the food and alcohol mega-industries and argues that governments should consider policies to curtail such influence on public health policy
VitalStrategies.org
added Dec 7, 2017 22:28
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