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1924: The Cigar Maker Who's the Reason You Work Only 8 Hours a Day Dies

On December 13, 1924, Samuel Gompers, the cigar-maker who became the father of the mainstream American labor movement, died, at the age of 74. From 1886, when he forged the creation of the American Federation of Labor, until his death – with the exception
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Dec 14, 2015 15:00

[UK] Put that fag out — Dad's Army drama attacked over cigarettes

The widow of Dad’s Army’s co-writer and producer David Croft says she is “enormously offended” that the actor who plays her late husband in the drama is seen puffing on a cigarette when in real life he was “violently anti-smoking”. Set in 1967, We’re Doo
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 13, 2015 20:37

[Michigan] 1937 cigar industry strike

A history of the sit down strikes by predominantly Polish women workers in Detroit during the great depression: part of a national wave of sit-ins. (libertarian communism)
added Dec 13, 2015 16:45

GLANTZ: In James Bond's Spectre, a little tobacco goes global

Spectre’s opening shot shows a giant skeleton puffing a cigar in a Mexico City parade on the Day of the Dead. Bond (Daniel Craig) soon has Spectre assassin Marco Sciarra (Alessandro Cremona) — and Sciarra’s cigarette — in his sniper scope. Those are the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 10, 2015 18:09

[Washington] 10 years of clean indoor air

Public health officials across the state are celebrating 10 years of clean indoor air today. On Dec. 8, 2005, the state’s Smoking in Public Places law went into effect, banning smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants, b
Vancouver (WA) Columbian
added Dec 9, 2015 14:08

MASHEY: Big Tobacco, Big Fossil Power Machinery of Doubt

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce helps fossil interests fight the EPA, but by 1997-1998 was sold to Big Tobacco. It can be easy to stall action in the U.S. Congress, but sometimes the Executive Branch, Courts or individual states move faster. Congress did l
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 8, 2015 22:03

[Tennessee] RENEAU: Slow Down, Smell The Tobacco

"The number of people who remember when Greeneville smelled like a tobacco warehouse this time of year also seems to be getting smaller all the time," Bob wrote. And he recounted telling a friend: " ... tobacco still smells like family and the good old d
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Dec 5, 2015 18:30

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea's halting anti-smoking efforts

Things only began to change in the early 2000s, when Kim Jong Il decided to start a massive anti-smoking campaign...North Koreans are exposed to the view of Kim Jong Un, who is said to be a chain-smoker. He is often shown with cigarettes (usually, his fav
NK News
added Dec 5, 2015 17:59

[Australia] LITTLE: Plain packaging celebrates its third birthday as France green-lights brand-free tobacco packs

it is important that the arguments made by trademark associations (and other interested parties on both sides of the debate) are heard and assessed in a dispassionate manner. Right now, though, it appears difficult for that to happen.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:17

Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball: RUSSIAN CIGARETTES

TEAM: National Institutes of Health FUMBLE: $48,500 to study the history of tobacco use in Russia HOW TO RECOVER THE BALL: Utilize resources to provide greater public health outcomes
US Senator James Lankford (R-OK)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:50
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