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[District of Columbia] Smoking banned in House chamber, Jan. 10, 1896

:03 AM EST On this day in 1896, lawmakers amended their rules to ban smoking in the House chamber....The Senate waited until March 9, 1914, to unanimously agree to ban smoking in its chamber. While senators rarely smoked while the body was in session, th
Politico
added Jan 10, 2018 06:04
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak wants to delay trial while Supreme Court reviews law used to charge him

A 19-page federal indictment against Vrdolyak outlines his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak was promised $65 million from
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jan 10, 2018 01:12
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[Florida] ARCHIVE: What is the “Engle Progeny” Litigation? (PDF)

The Saga of Engle v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. / 1994 was a watershed year for the tobacco industry. In the wake of embarrassing testimony by cigarette manufacturer CEOs before a Congressional subcommittee,2 an announcement by the Commissioner of t
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Jan 9, 2018 22:32
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Looking Back

1993:...EPA administrator William K. Reilly's endorsement of a report by a panel of scientific advisers to the agency ended a contentious two-year review of the issue during which the panel's evidence and conclusions were denounced repeatedly by the tobac
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jan 8, 2018 15:51
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Toxic Grants: Food Companies Are Still Funding Biased Nutrition Research, Now Overseas

Tobacco companies pioneered these tactics decades ago, funding biased research that downplayed the risks of smoking, including studies published in the 1990s that dismissed fears of second-hand smoke. Fossil fuel companies have also played this game, fund
Inside Philanthropy
added Jan 5, 2018 21:22
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[North Carolina] Reynolds sale, new Wake Forest Baptist leader lead top 10 business news stories

It took a $54.5 billion offer from British American Tobacco for Reynolds’ board of directors to agree to sell BAT the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it did not already own. With the July 25 completion of the deal, BAT became the world’s largest publicly trade
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 2, 2018 04:08
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[New York] Today in History, December 30

2002 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs a law banning smoking in almost all bars and restaurants in the city starting March 30, 2003.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 31, 2017 15:39
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Surgeon General’s Reports on Tobacco: A Continued Legacy of Unbiased and Rigorous Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence

The author of a recent letter, who declared interests related to the tobacco and electronic cigarette industries, critiqued the objectivity and evidence related to the 2016 US Surgeon General’s Report, E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults.1
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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'WSJ' Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

It may be weaponizing of Astroturf lobbying. It's creating bots to do it. I mean, it does go back to the tobacco industry where they were opposing the rule back in the '90s to regulate cigarettes. And they went to racecar events and got people to sign pos
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[North Carolina] Reynolds leaf buildings gain listing on national historic register

The three-story Reynolds leaf buildings known as 2-1 and 2-2 are located at 951 Reynolds Blvd... According to the department, building 2-1 “housed two essential elements of the tobacco manufacturing process: stemming and redrying, both necessary to reduc
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 27, 2017 15:18
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