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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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[Indiana] LAUTENBERG: THE HAZARDOUS NOMINEE WHO COULD LEAD THE EPA'S CHEMICAL SAFETY PROGRAM

As a Senator, my late husband, Frank Lautenberg, made it his mission to fight for the health of Americans...Dourson is certainly not unique in doing this kind of work: There are plenty of scientists who worked for big tobacco, and more recently the chemi
WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, IN)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:33
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An archaeological dig unearths one of the earliest slave remains in Delaware

tobacco was king. The crop was heavily cultivated. It was smoked incessantly in hard clay pipes. And it served as the standard currency. Fines, as well as belongings, were valued in pounds of tobacco. A good horse was worth 1,500 pounds of tobacco. A fr
Washington Post
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’ / The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”

The phrase was adopted by the tobacco industry in the 1990s ...Philip Morris vice president of corporate affairs Ellen Merlo wrote that the program was designed to “discredit the EPA report,” “prevent states and cities, as well as businesses from passing
FiveThirtyEight
added Dec 6, 2017 17:38
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[Canada] LETTER: Truth about Canadian health care

The Fraser Institute is a think tank, Canada’s Heritage Foundation, financed by money that is often untraceable... In the 1990’s, for example, tobacco companies financed “studies” by these Fraser people to prove that second hand smoke was not harmful.
Burlington (VT) Free Press
added Dec 6, 2017 03:32
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[Latin America] PAHO celebrates 115 years of working to enhance health throughout the Americas

Other regional public health achievements to which PAHO has contributed include: The ratification by 30 of 35 countries in the Americas of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:41
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