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[Kentucky] Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

This tobacco-belt tradition, once as much a part of Kentucky's fabric as bourbon or horse racing, is fading away — and it's taking the maestros like Foy with it. "The chant of an auctioneer can sound as good as a song," said Foy, 63, who has spent four
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 10, 2015 23:49
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[UK] Giles Coren: ‘Smoking – it’s so twentieth century’

Dead because of a culture that said smoking was cool, a tobacco industry that suppressed information to protect its profits and a political establishment too weak to protect its people. So the most (only) important man in my life died at an age that would
Time Out London blog (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:40
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[UK, USA] Cheapest way to make money in the long run ($$)

Rather than chase exciting new inventions, though, investors should have stuck with what they knew: tobacco companies were the best-performing shares over the past 115 years in the US, while in Britain brewers and distillers topped the table.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 17:46
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Tax Foundation

President, Scott A. Hodge, participated in the 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting...is funded by private donations from members, corporate donations, and donations from charitable foundation such as the Koch Foundation, Earha
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Feb 10, 2015 07:56
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Consumer Reports History 1930s - 2000s

1953 Consumer Reports publishes the first in a series of reports on the tar and nicotine content of cigarette smoke and health hazards of smoking. Information on exactly what cigarettes contained was available from no other source at the time.
Consumer Reports
added Feb 6, 2015 21:41
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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit A.G.'s power to sue

Barbour — who was a tobacco lobbyist in Washington during Mississippi's lawsuit against the industry — used the tobacco money to help prop up the state budget .... The payments ... are still being spent under the current Republican governor, Phil Bryant.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 5, 2015 05:36
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[Florida] LANDAU v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., et. al.: DEFENDANTS’ MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER EXCLUDING EVIDENCE OF DEFENDANTS’ CONDUCT AFTER 1976 (PDF)

Even if the Court were to determine – contrary to Supreme Court authority – that reprehensibility is an issue for jury consideration during Phase I, that determination still does not open the door to the admission of Defendants’ alleged tortious conduct o
Law360
added Feb 4, 2015 11:33
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight To Keep 'Tortious' Conduct Off Engle Trial ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other tobacco giants fought Saturday to preserve two court orders so far finding that evidence of their conduct after a smoker kicked the habit in the 1970s should be kept from an upcoming Engle trial this month.
Law360
added Feb 3, 2015 20:00
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58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC / Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

"Secondhand smoke can kill, and too many Americans -- and particularly too many children -- are still exposed to secondhand smoke," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said during a midday press conference. Frieden, citing the U.S. Surgeon General, sa
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 3, 2015 19:35
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[Kentucky] Project adds Horse Cave tobacco tales to ‘Stories’ website

Stories about the role of tobacco Horse Cave and the surrounding area, as told by those who grew it and worked in warehouses where it was sold, have been preserved in an online oral history project.
Glasgow (KY) Daily Times
added Feb 2, 2015 18:44
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