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[Asia, Israel] ANTI-TOBACCO FIGHTER TUVIA LEHRER DEAD AT 80

The many thousands of Israelis who quit smoking in recent decades owe their improved health and even lives to Tuvia Lehrer, the founder of the Israel Association for the Prevention of Smoking, who pioneered in teaching people addicted to tobacco to kick
Jerusalem Post
added May 14, 2018 02:13
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Why Minnesota's 1998 tobacco settlement was a game-changer

So if you were the lead attorneys in this case, and your work is now being used around the world, what would you have done for an encore? Lead attorneys Mike Ciresi and Roberta Walburn went right from their success in the courtroom to the community, whe
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 10, 2018 02:22
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[Virginia] This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

In his will, a wealthy parishioner who died in 1658 left 2,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for repairs or rebuilding the church, and another 1,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for a silver communion set. That's the set Butler-Gee used Sunday during the communio
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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[Minnesota] 20 Years Later, $6 Billion Tobacco Settlement Still Paying Off

On the day of the settlement, then Minnesota Attorney General Skip Humphrey announced, “The tobacco industry has surrendered.” Those terms continue to deliver today. The $6 billion settlement brings tens of millions of dollars into the state for anti-s
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 9, 2018 21:22
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Minnesota's landmark tobacco settlement is 20 years old

"Our lawsuit was not about taking cigarettes off the market, because that's within the province of the government. And that's not going to happen," said Mike Ciresi, the state's lead attorney. "If they had a legal product, they had to sell it legally. An
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added May 8, 2018 16:24
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[Minnesota] VIDEO: 20 Years Since The $6B Tobacco Lawsuit That’s Still Paying Dividends

The funds from that case are still being used to fund programs all across Minnesota. The lawyers from the case reflect with Esme Murphy, 20 years later (5:10). WCCO
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 7, 2018 19:07
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Scott Pruitt's Secret Science Plan Was Developed to Defend Tobacco and It Could Be Coming for Clean Air Rules

In early 1998, lobbying and PR company Powell Tate was busy with a strategy to protect its tobacco industry clients from health and safety regulations. Costing roughly $200,000, the plan was called “Secret Science” and would be a public affairs campaign
DeSmogBlog
added May 7, 2018 22:09
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[North Carolina] HISTORY-MAKER: William Cyrus Briggs

he came to town with plans to improve mechanized cigarette manufacturing. During those days, Duke’s American Tobacco Co. was the only company with a machine capable of producing cigarettes, making it difficult for other, smaller firms to compete.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2018 22:54
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GLANTZ: UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children After Partnerships with Tobacco Industry Organizations

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously se
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:57
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[Wisconsin] Bill Berry: Welcome to the United States of Addiction

My grandpa smoked Pall Mall cigarettes until the day he died of lung cancer. All the while, the tobacco industry told him cigarettes weren’t harmful... Addiction is big business
(Madison, WI) Capital Times
added Apr 30, 2018 18:31
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