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Bidding Farewell to Congress, and the Lost Art of the Deal

Waxman, who proved both a highly skilled legislator and an expert in oversight of government laws and programs during his 40 years in the House, is an example of some traits valuable to legislators: tenacity and perseverance.... Longer still were the 15 y
New York Times
added Jan 2, 2015 12:49
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Amy Goodman: Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt

Despite these domestic legal losses, Big Tobacco still thrives globally, using mechanisms like the World Trade Organization to defeat anti-smoking measures in other countries as impediments to "free trade." And they are still researching ways to hook new
Truthdig
added Jan 1, 2015 11:46
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[Cuba, USA] Cigar Diplomacy

As the United States and Cuba have attempted to negotiate their differences over the last 50 years, Cuban cigars have played a diplomatic role in secret efforts to improve relations
Cigar Aficionado
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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Marijuana Is Tomorrow’s Big Tobacco – Are We Truly Prepared To Handle It?

The Big Tobacco companies are actively gearing up to ensure their customers remain loyal to their products, and do not defect to marijuana. Big Tobacco is clearly aware that marijuana could very well become their arch rival in the coming years, and could
Inquisitr
added Dec 28, 2014 15:05
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[Netherlands] Samuel Wilkinson: Marijuana industry is following trail blazed by Big Tobacco

Alarmingly, marijuana businesses are now mimicking many of Big Tobacco's successful strategies...The most prevalent drugs consumed by teenagers are those that are legal: alcohol and tobacco. This should give us pause to consider the optimal way to legali
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Dec 28, 2014 15:00
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British American Tobacco Malta focuses on Malta’s heritage enhancement

One of the most popular historical sites in Malta among Maltese and tourists alike was “brightened” following a new initiative by British American Tobacco Malta.
Malta Today (mt)
added Dec 24, 2014 07:17
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[UK] Flamboyant London club owner allegedly stabbed to death by son

“West built a family tobacco business in Belgium ... founded a wholesale business on a double decker bus in Calais selling cheap alcohol and cigarettes.” ...There is no room for manoeuvre when the ban comes in. I will be fined £2,500 each time it is breac
Press Association (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 15:00
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[Australia] Pioneering anti-smoking doctor Nigel Gray dead at 85

Former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray is remembered by his colleagues as a "fearless" opponent of the tobacco industry. Dr Gray's groundbreaking work included spearheading a public anti-smoking campaign that led to Victoria's 19
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:34
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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[Australia] Vale Dr Nigel Gray, AO

Dr Gray, the Director of the Cancer Council of Victoria from 1968 until 1995, and President of the Union for International Cancer Control... His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for the modern tobacco control movement.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:35
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