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ARCHIVE: Philip Morris Money

Though the company has used its tobacco profits to support charitable and educational works for decades, what's new now is that its $60-million corporate giving program is suddenly being dwarfed by a $100-million-a-year image-rebuilding campaign launched
The American Prospect
added Apr 14, 2015 17:19
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[New Jersey] Local History: Cigarette warning makes smoking history

The report told "only facts the public already knew," wrote The Millville Daily's Dave Gifford, an admitted smoker for years. Many would read "and for the most part shrug" off the report, wrote Gifford. "That's the way Americans are."
Vineland (NJ) Daily Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 01:41
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[China] Just a Lot of Hot Air: It's Smoking Ban Time (Again)!

this June, the ‘Beijing Smoking Control Regulation’ will be implemented. It’s the strictest regulation on tobacco ever... The smoking ban has a long and sad history in China. On May 1, 2008, Beijing first implemented the ‘Beijing Ban on Smoking in Public
The Beijinger (cn)
added Apr 13, 2015 11:34
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[Iowa] U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 11

FIRST TAX ON CIGARETTES Profile America -- Saturday, April 11th. On this date in 1921, Iowa became the first state to enact a tax on cigarettes, rolling paper and associated paraphernalia. The tax was very modest, being just $1 per 1,000 cigarettes. Iow
PR Newswire
added Apr 13, 2015 10:24
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Richard L. Bare, Director of ‘Green Acres,’ Dies at 101

first professional work was a comedy short that he wrote and directed called “So You Want to Give Up Smoking.”.... a bumbling Everyman named Joe McDoakes who was trying to kick the habit. Warner Bros....released it in theaters in 1942.
New York Times
added Apr 13, 2015 10:00
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[Virginia] Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 10, 2015 14:20
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[UK] You must be smoking! Shocking ciggie ads from the past ($$)

Lung-believable cigarette ads that are in stark contrast to today's anti-smoking messages / The new law came into force yesterday, preventing cigarette packets from being visible at the point of sale in any establishment stocking them.
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 9, 2015 11:46
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Stan Freberg, Madcap Adman and Satirist, Dies at 88

In 1957, Mr. Freberg was selected to fill Jack Benny’s time slot on CBS Radio. He ... angered executives by refusing tobacco advertisements. CBS pulled the show after 15 weeks
New York Times
added Apr 8, 2015 12:12
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REPS. HERNANDEZ/PAN/BONTA: California must renew fight against tobacco

Tobacco use results in $13 billion in health care costs annually, with more than $3.5 billion being used to treat Medi-Cal patients with tobacco-related illnesses... Medi-Cal is severely underfunded .... The $2 tax on tobacco products will help give the
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 8, 2015 10:37
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Annual Healthcare Spending Attributable to Cigarette Smoking

8.7% (95% CI=6.8%, 11.2%) of annual healthcare spending in the U.S. could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion per year. More than 60% of the attributable spending was paid by public programs, including Medicare, other
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Apr 6, 2015 17:16
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