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[Connecticut] Ralph Nader’s museum battles claims US is too litigious

The cases showcased by the museum — in the 81-year-old activist’s 7,000-strong home town of Winsted — range from asbestos and tobacco litigation to the case of a spilled cup of McDonald’s coffee.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 1, 2016 17:56

[Ireland] DUFFY: This letter is most blatant Big Tobacco threat to a Taoiseach you're likely to see

WE’RE ALWAYS HEARING about the influence of ‘Big Tobacco’, but this 1986 letter to the Taoiseach from the chairman of a tobacco company is about as blatant as it gets. In the letter, Don Carroll of multi-national tobacco company PJ Carrolls’ tells the Ta
The (ie)
added Jan 1, 2016 19:01

[Colorado] Letter: Study: City cigarette use one of lowest in US

In 1984, the City of Fort Collins took a historical step by adopting a measure limiting smoking inside workplaces, restaurants, ... On Jan. 1, Fort Collins will take another bold step to promote health by implementing a smoke-free downtown and smoke-fre
Fort Colliins (CO) Coloradoan
added Jan 1, 2016 15:55

E-cigarettes: Where we stand at the end of 2015

Science and public policy have bounced back and forth for over a decade, as different studies produce different — and sometimes contradictory — results. Let’s take a look at how this controversy over the years:
WITI-TV Channel 6 / myFox Milwaukee
added Dec 31, 2015 17:10

[Massachusetts, Vermont] Hiding in the Shadows: Philip Morris and the Use of Third Parties to Oppose Ingredient Disclosure Regulations [FREE FULL TEXT]

In 1996 Massachusetts proposed regulations that would require tobacco companies to disclose information about the ingredients in their products on a by-brand basis. This paper examines the strategies employed by Philip Morris to stop these regulations fro
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jan 6, 2016 15:09

[Australia] How Cigarette Packaging Fools You

a long history of marketing efforts to lessen people’s anxiety over the adverse health effects...the NICO Clean Tobacco Card....Smokers were to slip it into their packs of cigarettes, where the radiation from the uranium would somehow eliminate the poison
added Dec 30, 2015 22:26

ALLEN: Why the war on drugs should take cues from our battle against smoking

The approach to tobacco has worked. Between 1964 and 2014, smoking rates declined by half; between 1996 and 2013, the number of eighth-graders who had smoked within the past 30 days fell from 21 percent to 4.5 percent. The progress against smoking has bee
Washington Post
added Dec 30, 2015 16:39

[Ireland] National archives 1985: Carroll Industries threat to pull £50m investment

One of the country’s main tobacco manufacturers threatened the coalition in 1986 with cancelling a £50m investment plan if the Government pressed ahead with new anti-smoking laws.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Dec 30, 2015 15:59

[Illinois] Top court stayed united in 2015

Justice Charles E. Freeman, for instance, this year cited the “regretful history” of a multibillion-dollar tobacco lawsuit in which he reiterated claims that the majority justices had grown “desensitized” to average citizens and were trying to “quickly a
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
added Dec 30, 2015 16:59

A Manhattan Theft Rooted in a Tale of Songwriting, Sinatra and Cigars

The story of the thief who walked out of an expensive Manhattan cigar store with four boxes of medium-blend Dominicans last month actually begins decades earlier...One of those men was Avo Uvezian, an Armenian jazz musician living in New York City. The ot
New York Times
added Dec 27, 2015 18:16
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