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[Tennessee] Austin Gives Tuesday Book Club History Of County's Tobacco Industry

the meeting was a talk featuring Richard Austin, who spoke about the evolution of the Greene County tobacco industry and the role his family’s company, The Austin Company, played in it for decades from the early 1900s until its sale in 1990.
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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Georgetown University Alumni Association Announces Winners of Prestigious John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards

In February, GUAA honored United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) with the Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award for exemplary public service. Senator Durbin has devoted his life and career to the core Jesuit value of service to others ...authored landmark legisl
PR Newswire
added Apr 5, 2018 19:10
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WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere

Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 5, 2018 15:48
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How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced King's life

King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view...experienced for the first time life outside of the segregated South. In his le
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Apr 4, 2018 20:32
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[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
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[Arkansas] Tobacco lawsuits from the past may signal future in fight against opioids

“We oversee, monitor and evaluate programs that are funded through the tobacco settlement dollars,” said Matt Gilmore, the director of the tiny Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission. For 18 years, it's been this 9-person panel that has funneled million
KTHV-DT CBS (Little Rock, AR)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:27
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It Happened Here: Washington state attempts to outlaw cigarettes

Washington was the first state to officially take up the challenge in 1893. C.T. Roscoe, an Everett Republican, introduced House Bill 236, which made it illegal for people to “buy, sell, give away or manufacture cigarettes or cigarette papers.”
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Apr 3, 2018 15:39
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The Tobacco Cases

a series of lawsuits beginning in the 1980s have succeeded in holding Big Tobacco companies accountable for their dangerous products and in making them change some of their practices...CIPOLLONE CASE / MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT / FLORIDA CASES
American Museum of Tort Law
added Mar 30, 2018 01:17
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Today in History, 30/3

1999 - A jury in Portland, Oregon, orders Philip Morris to pay $US81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades. / 2003 - New York's bars and restaurants become no-smoking zones.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:25
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a look at how big tobacco infiltrated baseball

Here’s a closer look at three major ways the tobacco industry infiltrated baseball culture...1. Baseball cards / 2. In-game promotions Does the term bullpen come from a tobacco company? / 3. Stadium advertising Can tobacco companies advertise at baseba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:22
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