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1999 - A jury in Portland, Oregon, orders Philip Morris to pay $US81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades. / 2003 - New York's bars and restaurants become no-smoking zones.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:25
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a look at how big tobacco infiltrated baseball

Here’s a closer look at three major ways the tobacco industry infiltrated baseball culture...1. Baseball cards / 2. In-game promotions Does the term bullpen come from a tobacco company? / 3. Stadium advertising Can tobacco companies advertise at baseba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:22
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How Eunice Kennedy Shriver defied her father, wore men's trousers, smoked Cuban cigars and stood in for JFK, the brother she idolized

Richard Nixon recalled that Eunice adjourned with the men after dinner for political talk and smoke stogies
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:14
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[Indiana] Letter: Battle against tobacco needs more than ads

We need more than corrective statements. We also need strong corrective actions to win the battle against tobacco, which is still the number one cause of preventable death and costs the state of Indiana billions of dollars every year.
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Mar 28, 2018 16:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking rates down by almost half from 1977 ($$)

Singapore's fight against smoking started almost half a century ago when puffing on cigarettes was banned in buses, cinemas and theatres in September 1970. Since then, the smoking ban has been extended to almost all places where people gather, including
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 27, 2018 21:37
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GOLDMAN: Scott Pruitt Will Restrict EPA's Use of Legitimate Science

In a 1996 memo out of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, industry consultant (and later part of the Trump administration’s landing team at EPA), Chris Horner, laid out the “secret science” strategy as a way to fend off tobacco regulations as the science inc
Scientific American
added Mar 24, 2018 00:20
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[UK] GILBEY: It’ll kill you – so what is the eternal allure of the on-screen cigarette?

It seems unfair of the US public health organisation Truth Initiative to single out Netflix...One alternative for those filmmakers who want to kick the habit without relinquishing the aura of coolness might be found in the vitality of the vape, seen rece
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 22, 2018 16:00
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The graphic that proves obesity is the new smoking? How Australians got fat on cheap junk food as the rate of lighting up dropped - with cigarettes now costing $30 a pack

Smoking and obesity levels have gone in the opposite direction since the 1970s In 1977, almost 40 per cent of Australia smoked - today that number sits at 15% By contrast, obesity has risen from about 7% up to closer to 30% of population Health experts
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 19, 2018 20:28
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[Cuba, Spain] The Converted Jews Who Played Their Part in Europe's Love of Tobacco

When the expulsion of the Jews was announced, De Torres converted to Christianity in order to save himself; he thus became a converso...De Torres tried smoking the tobacco and apparently became the first European to smoke a cigarette. He and his fellow s
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Mar 18, 2018 01:20
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Behind the push to limit lawsuits by injured workers and consumers

The tort reform movement was launched in the 1980s by tobacco company Philip Morris...Tobacco Institute laid out the plan to conceal the industry's backing..."the grassroots effort must appear to be spontaneous rather than a coordinated effort."
Facing South (The Institute for Southern Studies)
added Mar 16, 2018 20:37
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