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The Great American Smokeout: a great day to quit smoking

In 1974, the Monticello Times in Minnesota launched the first "Don't Smoke Day" (or "D-Day") in the state. D-Day led to the California Division of the American Cancer Society holding the first Great American Smokeout on 18th November, 1976.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 21, 2014 11:57

[UK] Merchants of Doubt film exposes slick US industry behind climate denial

Kenner’s film is about deception and profiles many of the charming and always smiling professional deceivers who work for the tobacco, chemical, pharmaceutical, and fossil fuel...tobacco industry used media-friendly pseudo-experts, doctored ‘science’ stud
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2014 09:55

Eclipse set stage for Revo

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s first national attempt at a heat-not-burn cigarette, Eclipse, came and went in a four-year period —2003 to 2007 — and it struggled to gain traction among smokers. Rather than write it off, Reynolds executives chose to keep fine
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 19, 2014 15:35

[UK] Vape gathers linguistic steam to become Word of the Year 2014

Oxford Dictionaries settles on term for using e-cigarettes after the word’s usage more than doubled in the last year. / There is now even a vaping lexicon, according to the publisher, with coinages include vape pen and vape shop, e-juice – the liquid whic
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 18, 2014 09:52
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A Video Network Devoted to ‘All Things Home’

PART of the lore of CBS is how William S. Paley, who built the company into a communications empire, became its president in 1928: Commercials for the family’s cigar business on a station that was part of the struggling CBS radio network increased sales s
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2014 12:34

ARTHUR: Smoking can be fun, humiliating, joy and agony

It was New Year’s Day and I was sick with flu. Worse, I ran out of cigarettes. I said to my frail, bedridden self, “You can either call a friend to bring you a carton of cigarettes, or you can quit cold turkey.” I knew if I could get through a day, I cou
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Nov 16, 2014 22:28

Review 'Merchants of Doubt' shows how public opinion is manipulated

"Merchants" posits that it all goes back to the tobacco industry and the battle over the hazards of cigarettes to health. As described by anti-tobacco scientist Stanton Glantz, the turning point came when a leak of internal tobacco-industry documents rev
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 9, 2015 16:23

From Marlboro Man to smoking ban: a timeline of tobacco in America

As a town in Massachusetts debates a ban on the sale of all tobacco products, we look back on the history of tobacco in America
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 14, 2014 17:19

EMISON: Big Business Schemes Against Injured Workers

American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has been meeting in San Diego to plot...“tort reform” movement started in the 1980s ...Big Tobacco marketing firms created the phony lawsuit crisis ... to make the lawyers representing injured people even more despi
The Legal Examiner
added Nov 13, 2014 19:23

WARNER/POLLACK: The Nicotine Fix

America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all... This mixed-modality tobacco-control regulatory strategy would
The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
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