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OGE: Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study...cigarette companies were already decades-long veterans of a war against facts. Since at least the 1960s, the tobacco industry had refined an innovative technique to cou
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:32

Smoking ban

The rationale for smoking bans posits that smoking is optional, whereas breathing is not. Therefore, proponents say, smoking bans are enforced to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke, which include an increased risk of heart disease, canc
added Oct 20, 2014 15:24
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[New York] AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: Family Meeting 2004: Foodies' Paradise - WNYC

WNYC Radio
added Oct 20, 2014 12:18
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[California] DENNEY: Measure D and Tobacco Tactics

Walker Merryman of the Tobacco Institute said it best in 1991 “It’s barely controlled chaos [at the local level]. We can’t be everywhere at once.” The Daily Planet’s editor hasn’t endorsed Measure D, sidetracked by the idea that sugary soda is only one
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet
added Oct 18, 2014 08:09

[North Carolina] Have a whirl through Wilson

Wilson is full of pleasant surprises and interesting discoveries. For instance, did you know that this North Carolina city was once the world's largest Bright Leaf Tobacco market and is now the first city in the state to build its own fiber-optic Interne
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:33

PARSONS: How Did We Become a Society Suspicious of Science?

. By generating doubt about the science, Big Tobacco avoided meaningful regulation for years. What worked for Big Tobacco now works even better for Big Oil and Big Coal. By funding obscurantist opposition to climate science, they have effectively scuttled
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 16, 2014 11:23

[UK] WWI Blast From the Past: How did cigarettes save a soldier's life?

Bourne Hall’s comprehensive exhibition exploring Epsom and Ewell during World War One, the museum’s curator, Jeremy Harte... "Today we think of cigarettes as taking lives, not saving them - but the perspective was very different in World War One. "The co
Epsom Guardian (uk)
added Oct 15, 2014 12:51

Philip Morris: Reading The Smoke Signals (Part I)

Philip Morris was a tobacconist who ran a tobacco shop in the 1870s ... We still regard Philip Morris as a top-quality business in the tobacco sector and the consumer goods sector overall. However, we do not currently recommend the stock for a buy, mostly
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 14, 2014 10:37

Columbus discovers tobacco: Oct. 15, 1492

Soon after landing with his crews in the New World on the island he names San Salvador, Christopher Columbus meets natives who offer him presents of fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance.” The men eat the fru
added Oct 13, 2014 16:58

[North Carolina] 'Grand Old Lady' is now 'historic'

The former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. headquarters officially can be touted as "historic" after being approved for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The registry placed the 22-story building on the list Aug. 19. It has served as downt
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 13, 2014 14:11
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