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Rent control foes hire California NAACP leader after her group opposes initiative

Huffman heard similar accusations when her firm was paid $200,000 in 2006 by a campaign funded by Philip Morris to work against a $2.60-per-pack cigarette tax on the state ballot to fund health services. The state NAACP had sided with the tobacco giant i
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 11, 2018 15:20
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Tobacco company strategies to identify and promote the benefits of nicotine

After publication of the 1988 Surgeon General’s report on nicotine addiction, tobacco companies (particularly RJ Reynolds) intensified efforts to promote the benefits of nicotine while downplaying its addictiveness and health risks.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 9, 2018 23:02
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[Kentucky] Breathing easy: Danville’s smoking ban has been in effect for 10 years

Today is the 10th anniversary of the City of Danville’s smoking ban in all buildings and enclosed workplaces...there are only five counties in Kentucky that have any kind of a smoke-free policy. “That’s out of 120 counties. We’ve got a ways to go.”
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Aug 9, 2018 17:38
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[Indiana] Mark Bennett: Dr. Garcia helped give Vigo Countians smoke-free workplaces

That effort went on for most of Garcia’s 11 years as chief health officer. His courage and tenacity in continuing to push for a countywide clean-air ordinance was one of many highlights of his life. Garcia died last Friday at 84. Today, most of us don’t
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Aug 4, 2018 18:54
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[South Carolina] A 250-Year-Old Plantation Hits the Market for $9.5 Million

“The [Waddell] family only came there on weekends to shoot, when duck season was on,” Constance says. “It needed a lot of love.” The house reeked of tobacco smoke (the walls and ceilings had tobacco smoke stains), and the plaster walls were flaking.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 2, 2018 23:44
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Losing Earth

This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
New York Times
added Aug 2, 2018 19:44
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Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program at FDA s Center for Tobacco Products: Summary and Highlights FISCA YEARS 2010

Dr. Ashley’s vision was for CTP-OS to be recognized nationally and internationally as the premier scientific organization for the regulation of tobacco products. There is no other tobacco regulatory organization in the world that has this responsibility
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 2, 2018 13:46
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What it means to be a whistleblower

While Wigand did not take down the tobacco industry, his information aided in lawsuits that ended up costing the industry hundreds of billions of dollars. His decision to come forward got him an undesirable amount of attention from the media and as well
KERA (Dallas, TX)
added Aug 2, 2018 00:28
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VIDEO: The Rise And Fall Of Big Tobacco

Big Tobacco once had a lot of influence in the U.S. through advertisements and television. In 1964, however, that began to change. "The Day Ahead" is examining the dramatic downfall of Big Tobacco and the influence the industry has had on our country si
Newsy
added Aug 1, 2018 16:37
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[New York] AUDIO: HORNER: An Anniversary Of A Public Health Achievement

Last week was the 15th anniversary of a law that has helped to dramatically improve the public’s health. Despite the intense opposition from the tobacco industry and its front groups, on July 24, 2003 a state law was approved that prohibited smoking in m
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Jul 31, 2018 20:45
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