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[UK] Ghosts of Bristol’s shameful slave past haunt its graceful landmarks

A petition to rename a building honouring a tobacco baron has led to fresh calls for the city to come to terms with the roots of its wealth
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:34
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[California] GLANTZ: The tobacco industry is using the same old arguments against San Francisco law ending the sale of flavored tobacco products

their unsuccessful campaign in 1988 to block Proposition 99, California’s landmark tobacco control education and research program. Back then they argued that if the voters increased cigarette taxes there would be a huge increase in crime. Check out thei
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 19, 2018 19:28
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Origins in the USA in the 1980s of the warning that smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes: a historical, documents-based assessment with implications for comparative warnings on less harmful tobacco/nicotine products

New evidence of oral cancer causation emerged along with a much-publicized case of a teenager dying of oral cancer. Public health concerns also arose over a widespread, successful marketing campaign implying smokeless was a safe alternative to cigarettes.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 20:43
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[North Carolina] Duke University, which has a long history with tobacco, will go smoke-free in 2020

Included in the ban will be cigarettes, cigars and hookahs but not chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes or therapeutic nicotine products. On-campus stores will stop selling tobacco products this July. "In taking this important step, Duke will be joining many o
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 17, 2018 19:38
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[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
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Ads for E-Cigarettes Today Hearken Back to the Banned Tricks of Big Tobacco

The collection, archived within the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, highlights the tobacco industry’s efforts ...Jackler has close to 13,000 items in his collection pertaining to this recent fad, and his research has revealed troubling
Smithsonian Magazine
added Apr 15, 2018 17:46
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Tobacco industry stalled New Zealand plain packs legislation

Threats of lawsuits by the tobacco industry helped delay the New Zealand legislation for plain tobacco packs by at least three years, new University of Otago research suggests. The tobacco companies threatened to sue the NZ Government for compensation,
Scoop (nz)
added Apr 13, 2018 17:13
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DAUBE: Tobacco targets—doomed to fail? ($$)

There has been incontrovertible evidence that smoking is lethal for nearly seven decades, since publication in 1950 of authoritative papers by Doll and Hill in the British Medical Journal and…
New Zealand Medical Journal (nz)
added Apr 13, 2018 17:06
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[UK] LETTER: Women who gave Bristol a university

The profits made from tobacco workers benefited upper-middle-class students, says Jane Nation... Peter Malpass (Letters, 3 April) is right to highlight the fact that WD & HO Wills recruited many Bristolian women and girls to work in their Bedminster fact
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 12, 2018 20:10
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[UK] LETTERS: Many reasons to be grateful to Bristol’s tobacco women

Jane Nation (Letters, 9 April) gives proper attention to the thousands of women workers who fuelled the success of WD & HO Wills in their Bristol tobacco company, providing the profits for which Bristol University can be thankful. In fact the Wills famil
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 12, 2018 20:06
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