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Wendell Ford, Ex-Kentucky Governor, US Senator, Dies at 90

He also was an unapologetic smoker, sometimes asking photographers not to shoot until he could get a cigarette in his hand. A reception in Ford's honor during the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was picketed by anti-tobacco protesters cost
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 22, 2015 13:56
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[Kentucky] Former Senate Democratic Whip Wendell Ford dies at age 90

He used his seat on the Senate Commerce Committee to exempt tobacco from the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act, which established the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fox News
added Jan 22, 2015 13:54
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[Canada] A Decade of Progress Toward A Smoke-Free Ontario: Helping Ontarians Lead Healthier, More Active Lives

This week is National Non-Smoking Week, and today is Weedless Wednesday. To mark the occasion, Ontario is recognizing the top 10 achievements of its Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy:
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:07
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Seedy Business: What Big Food is hiding with its slick PR campaign on GMOs (PDF)

Fleishman Hillard conducted espionage against tobacco control advocates on behalf of the tobacco company R. J. Reynolds... converted the Healthy Buildings Institute into a front group...“Ogilvy will provide … assistance in strategy development and implem
U.S. RIGHT TO KNOW [Gary Ruskin, executive director]
added Jan 21, 2015 13:23
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Tobacco and Smoking | Gallup Historical Trends

As a result of increased restrictions on smoking in public places, do you feel unjustly discriminated against as a smoker, or do you think the restrictions are justified?...how harmful do you feel secondhand smoke is to adults
Gallup Organization
added Jan 21, 2015 11:02
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[New York] In 1908 NYC Women Were Prohibited From Smoking In Public

On January 21st, 1908 (that's 106 years ago today), the Sullivan Ordinance was passed ...the MCNY (who claim this ordinance was not rescinded until 1927), has shared a few photos of women smoking in public, all from the Art Students League Ball in 1953
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Jan 21, 2015 10:45
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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 21: NYC BANS WOMEN SMOKING

New York City council passed an ordinance that made it illegal for women to smoke in public places. The ordinance was the result of a campaign by the National Anti-Cigarette League. At the time, a number of cities had banned smoking, along with the states
PR Newswire
added Jan 21, 2015 10:42
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[Texas] HALE: The history of anti-smoking zealots

To get to the birth of today’s anti-smoking zealotry it is necessary to look back about 85 years. ... Many of the laws and ordinances passed today derive from his beliefs...man behind all this and whose beliefs got it all started was Adolph Hitler.
Waxahachie (TX) Daily Light
added Jan 20, 2015 22:58
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MANN: The Serengeti strategy: How special interests try to intimidate scientists, and how best to fight back [FREE FULL TEXT]

What if the tobacco interests had ultimately been successful in intimidating health researchers out of studying and reporting on the link ...? The cost would have been measured in millions more human lives lost. Unchecked climate change could take an even
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
added Jan 19, 2015 02:47
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[Asia, Maldives] HPA concerned over display of hookah smokers

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has expressed concern over the display of hookah smokers at the Cultural Festival organized by Maldives Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). People smoking hookahs were seen during the Festival, to showcase dying age-old Maldiv
Haveeru Daily (mv)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:15
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