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[Cuba, Spain] The Converted Jews Who Played Their Part in Europe's Love of Tobacco

When the expulsion of the Jews was announced, De Torres converted to Christianity in order to save himself; he thus became a converso...De Torres tried smoking the tobacco and apparently became the first European to smoke a cigarette. He and his fellow s
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Mar 18, 2018 01:20

Behind the push to limit lawsuits by injured workers and consumers

The tort reform movement was launched in the 1980s by tobacco company Philip Morris...Tobacco Institute laid out the plan to conceal the industry's backing..."the grassroots effort must appear to be spontaneous rather than a coordinated effort."
Facing South (The Institute for Southern Studies)
added Mar 16, 2018 20:37

BELLUZ: We have an opioid overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people

But the FDA announcement hasn’t catalyzed change overnight, however; it only commenced a rule-making process...The US hasn't updated the health warnings on packs in 33 years Cigarette packaging in the US, on the other hand, hasn't changed much since 1985
Vox Media
added Mar 16, 2018 14:54
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[Asia, China] Chinese craftsman's dedication to snuff bottle painting

In the late 17th century, European merchants and envoys introduced the aromatic tobacco mixture to China known as snuff. Before entering China, snuff was typically stored in boxes. Chinese craftsmen created airtight bottles to protect against the local c
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57

Motley Rice co-founding member Joe Rice awarded SCAJ top honor

Serving as lead private counsel for 26 jurisdictions, including several State Attorneys General, Joe and Ron went on in 1998 to reach the largest civil settlement in U.S. history with the tobacco industry, the $246 billion Tobacco Master Settlement Agreem
Moultrie (SC) News
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12

Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th

"He just held on to these cards that were most likely given to him after buying a particular tobacco product." ... There are now 24 known copies of the card featuring the famed Detroit Tigers slugger that on the back reads, "Ty Cobb - King of the Smoking
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 17:28

[Australia] ROWELL: Big Tobacco is funding the anti-smoking lobby – but leaked documents reveal the real reason why

documents also outline PMI’s intention to use the PR strategy of divide and rule, splitting the public health community...both Big Tobacco & Oil/Gas co’s are still using the same law companies, advertisers, promoters and “spin doctors”, tactics and method
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 13, 2018 17:18

BANZHAF: CBS’s “60 Minutes” May Cave Over Stormy Daniels Interview

in a case which may well have cost thousands of lives, says Banzhaf... The prior incident occurred when “60 Minutes” refused to air an interview with former tobacco executive Jeffery Wigand when it was faced with concerns about a legal action based upon
added Mar 13, 2018 04:13

[Canada] O’RIORDAN: Taxing tobacco and cannabis: history learned – or forgotten?

Smoking prevalence did not decrease by anywhere near the reduction in legal tobacco sales. The huge price increase created a profit incentive for smugglers of contraband tobacco. Many smokers switched to much lower-priced contraband. In 1994, Statistics C
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:46

[Uae: Dubai] Patrick Reynolds, the Unlikely Anti-Smoking Activist

Reynolds pioneered a playbook that includes a mix of policy, consciousness raising and muckraking to beat back Big Tobacco's empire...wants to take his foundation global. He's launching a goodwill tour that will start in Dubai, with the goal of raising a
added Mar 11, 2018 15:04
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