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[Indiana] STAWAR: Pipe dreams go up in smoke

Last week the News and Tribune featured an article by Elizabeth DePompei about a local pipe smoking champion. The piece evoked memories of my own pipe smoking days, and my experiences with tobacco...simply to call the national quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
News-Tribune.net (The Online Edition of the New Albany Tribune and Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[South Africa] EDITORIAL: Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco

in a world where historically unravelling the tobacco lobby’s intentions has been a game of smoke and mirrors, a healthy dose of scepticism about its methods may be expected, particularly in light of the organisation’s refusal to share its full methodolog
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:43
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When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking

To the modern-day reader, the pitching of cigarettes as healthy (even to youth and pregnant moms) and the use of doctors’ endorsements may appear horrifying. Yet before 1950, there wasn’t good evidence showing that cigarette smoking was bad for you.
The History Channel (A&E Television Networks)
added Sep 17, 2018 17:00
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Arkansas Supreme Court to decide fate of constitutional limit on lawsuits

In the 1980s, Big Tobacco and other corporations that faced class action lawsuits over dangerous products launched the tort reform movement... The Koch brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and health care interests joined in the push for limiting lawsu
Facing South (The Institute for Southern Studies)
added Sep 13, 2018 14:06
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[UK] MI5 tested Churchill's beloved cigars on MICE to make sure they hadn't been poisoned by Nazi spies

The Prime Minister, famous for his smoking habit, often received cigars from well-wishers while he was fighting the war. This meant it would be 'too easy' for a cigar to be coated in cyanide or another toxic substance, security services believed.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:43
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[UK] I felt so proud of you - now all is gone': Revealed in a new book, the intensely emotional letters between a schoolboy Winston Churchill and his exasperated (and brutally candid) mother

Darling Winston, I hope you will try & not smoke. If only you know how foolish & silly you look doing it you wd give up, at least for a few years.... My Dear Mummy, I will leave off smoking at any rate for 6 mths because I think you are right.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 9, 2018 20:42
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[California] Obama told a story at an Anaheim rally about how he once got kicked out of Disneyland for smoking cigarettes on the gondolas

"I'm ashamed to say this, so close your ears young people, but a few of us were smoking on the gondolas," Obama said as the crowd laughed and whistled. "These were cigarettes, people. Terrible thing, but I'm a teenager, I'm rebellious."
Business Insider
added Sep 9, 2018 16:57
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[UK-Scotland] Second-hand smoke exposure falls by 97 per cent over 20 years

research found dramatic reductions in second-hand smoke exposure since 1998 and evidence of continuing improvements in the decade after the smoking ban which came into force on 26 March 2006. At present 21 per cent of adults in Scotland are smokers and ra
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 4, 2018 22:22
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[Iowa] Editorial: Clearing the air

Thumbs-up to a dec­ade of the Smokefree Air Act in Iowa. Iowa banned smoking in enclosed areas inside workplaces as well as some outdoor areas on July 1, 2008. As reported in The N’West Iowa REVIEW last week, it has help numerous people quit this deadly
N'West Iowa REVIEW
added Sep 2, 2018 13:25
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[Illinois] Pat Martin, dead at 93, helped create iconic ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ ads

Pat Martin is credited with coining a famed advertising slogan that dressed up smoking in a kicky, 1960s-print pantsuit and captured the zeitgeist of the era’s women’s liberation movement...Virginia Slims became a big-money sponsor of women’s tennis
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 31, 2018 12:05
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