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VIDEO: Cancer Documentary Project Draws Widespread Support / Three-part 'Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies' documentary to debut in late March.

Watch the trailer below / The oncology "community" is apparently jumping at the chance to show support for documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' latest PBS project -- a 6-hour film examining the history of cancer.
MedPage Today
added Feb 18, 2015 16:37
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Category Taken-for-Grantedness as a Strategic Opportunity: The Case of Light Cigarettes, 1964 to 1993

We use the case of the light cigarette category to test this thesis. We argue and find evidence that increasing taken-for-grantedness of the light cigarette category created greater opportunity for tobacco firms to strategically manipulate category featu
American Sociological Review
added Feb 18, 2015 10:15
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[North Carolina, Virginia] Project mending, preserving tobacco barns in Va., NC

The restoration of Southside Virginia tobacco barns is entering its second year. A project of Preservation Virginia, the barns are being repaired and preserved in Virginia’s Pittsylvania and Halifax counties and North Carolina’s Caswell County.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2015 12:10
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[California] Consumers increasingly face companies’ creative smoke and mirrors, UC Davis study finds

“The e-cigarette industry has proven to be very creative in their product marketing,” says Greta Hsu, an associate professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. “There’s a great deal of ambiguity about product content in the largely unregulate
UC Davis News Service
added Feb 18, 2015 10:12
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The Real Marlboro Man / Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.

Virginia Slims. But the marketing ploy didn't work the same way on female audiences...thus Philip Morris contracted a series of "lifestyle analysis" studies in 1993 that sought to taxonomize the values of the “new young adult female smoker.”
The Atlantic Monthly
added Feb 17, 2015 16:03
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EDITORIAL: The day smokers got class

roots of the 1995 class action actually extend back to the early 1950s...42.1 million Americans still smoke...the leading cause of preventable disease and death ... more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths. Little else needs to be said.
Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial
added Feb 16, 2015 20:38
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The Extraordinary Story of America’s Most Successful Industry You'll never guess what it was.

Credit Suisse published a report this week on the performance of every major American industry from 1900 to 2010. ... One dollar invested in tobacco stocks in 1900 was worth $6.3 million by 2010. That's 165 times greater than the average industry.
Motley Fool
added Aug 3, 2015 20:02
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CHAN: The FCTC is 10: should we celebrate?

Mixed results, to be certain. Should we celebrate? Absolutely! No one expected the FCTC to be an instant cure. At the outset, the curve of the epidemic was simply too steep to believe that, in 10 years’ time, it could be reversed. We’ve made great strid
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Feb 27, 2015 13:23
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How Tobacco Sparked North Carolina’s Big Basketball Feud - 1795 - NOW

Here’s how two college teams chock full of athletic talent and situated just eight miles apart grew out of the brightleaf tobacco fields of North Carolina.... North Carolina is now known more for basketball than tobacco. Blame Tobacco Road.
Timeline
added Feb 18, 2015 19:27
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[Florida] Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and one of the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session

Tobacco companies are now asking the Legislature to apply current law to the cases, which would limit punitive damages. Last year, legislation was filed to do just that, but withdrawn within 24 hours of its filing. This year, sensing a better chance of vi
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Feb 13, 2015 14:00
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