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[California, New York] COPLAND: The pension divestment ripoff

the California Public Employees Retirement System, decided to divest their funds of tobacco stocks. In 2016, the California fund released a report by an outside consultant that calculated that this boneheaded divestment plan had cost the pension system mo
New York Daily News
added Feb 5, 2018 22:16
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[Minnesota] HUMPHREY III: Big tobacco is finally forced to tell the truth

as a veteran of the tobacco trials of the 1990s, I know how hard they can fight...Health advocates including the Association for Nonsmokers Minnesota, ClearWay... have launched their own campaign to “correct the corrective statements.” The health coaliti
MinnPost.com
added Feb 5, 2018 19:31
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[North Carolina] Man of Tobacco? Highway Art was Discussed More Than 60 Years Ago

We apparently almost had massive statues of a strapping farmhand — think the Statue of David, shirtless with blue jeans and gripping a tobacco leaf — standing by highways leading into the city in the 1950s, as part of a planned-but-never-completed festiv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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SAMAKOW: Smoking: Aren’t the dangers obvious by now? Health and Legal Analysis

Product liability and wrongful death claims continue to be filed against the tobacco companies. No amount of money to a smoker, or to his or her survivors, is worth developing the smoking habit. For those addicted, every effort should be made to stop sm
Communities Digital News
added Feb 4, 2018 19:00
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‘The industry must be inconspicuous’: Japan Tobacco’s corruption of science and health policy via the Smoking Research Foundation

(JT) in 1986 established the Smoking Research Foundation (SRF)...launched with the covert goal of influencing tobacco policy both inside and outside Japan...represents the expansion into Asia of the denialist campaign that began in the USA in 1953.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 5, 2018 23:36
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[Russia, South Carolina] Former U.S. Rep. John Jenrette discusses life after politics, new book

Most of his stories include Jenrette at the peak of a lucrative venture that comes crashing down. He spent the early '90s selling cigarettes for Phillip Morris in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, he said, until Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the fledg
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Feb 3, 2018 18:50
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[Europe, USA, Florida] The Long and Toxic History of Exoticism in Tobacco Advertising

An exhibition at the Wolfsonian-FIU tracks romantic and racist stereotypes of native cultures in European tobacco advertising from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Hyperallergic
added Feb 5, 2018 01:30
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IMAGE: To us, it feels like #GroundhogDay every time #PhilipMorris claims they want to quit the cigarette business. They just keep pulling the same PR stunt over and over again…

Philip Morris: A History of Empty Promises
Twitter
added Feb 4, 2018 00:35
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[Japan] EDITORIAL: A think tank of JT, by JT and for JT [FREE FULL TEXT]

We cannot ignore how tobacco companies have worked covertly to corrupt science, create doubt and thereby delay the implementation of effective tobacco control interventions. Iida and Proctor demonstrate that this continues to the present day in Japan. The
Tobacco Control
added Feb 5, 2018 23:32
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Civil Rights Song “We Shall Overcome” Part of Public Domain

Ludlow Music, the song’s publisher, agreed in a New York federal court last week to back down on claims of copyright ... In the 1940s, a song called “We Will Overcome” was used by striking tobacco workers in South Carolina. That song was then taught at t
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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