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The Lifestone Cigarette Holder (ca. 1964)

Smoke inhaled through the Lifestone Cigarette Holder passes over a small radium source. The manufacturer noted that the "wondrous efficacy of radium emanation protects your health from injurious element in cigarette and makes it sweeter and milder," and
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:27

[South Carolina] Birth of a Freedom Anthem

“Dear Brothers,” one miner entreated in 1909, “let us not drop that old song"...decades later in Charleston, S.C., when 1,100 black and white employees of the American Tobacco Company cigar factory struck for higher pay and better working conditions. For
New York Times
added Mar 14, 2015 17:56

[USA] PROCTOR: The cigarette catastrophe continues

The fundamental defect of cigarettes is sugar: cigarettes today are made from tobaccos containing high levels of sugar...which makes the resulting smoke inhalable....the immense financial—and therefore political—power of this industry.
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:29

[USA, New York] Review: ‘The Plains Indians,’ America’s Early Artists, at the Met

The oldest is a carved stone pipe in the form of man with a double-bun hairdo … its function is evidence of traditions sustained over time. For the first Americans, for as far back as we know, the sharing of a tobacco pipe was a ceremonial way to strength
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2015 14:16

Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

"What this shows is that sugar interests were running science manipulation in as sophisticated a manner as 'Big Tobacco' was back in the 50s and 60s," said Stanton Glantz, a professor at UCSF, coauthor of the study and longtime anti-tobacco advocate.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Mar 11, 2015 15:00

AUDIO: Brian Lehrer Show: Selling Climate Change Doubt (Tuesday, 3-10m 10 AM-12 Noon)

"Merchants of Doubt" is a new documentary that explores the world of "pundits for hire" - supposed experts hired by companies to sow doubt and confusion in the public on topics like climate change or tobacco... Robert Kenner discusses the film
WNYC Radio
added Mar 10, 2015 09:52

[Australia, UK, USA] Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it

in the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Among the many thousands of documents, is Bad Science: A Resource Book – described in Merchants of Doubt as a “how-to handbook for fact fighters”. Produced by the tobacco industry to help any industry fight any l
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 17:04

'Merchants of Doubt' review: Masters in American spin strangle science

Another area of business co-opting spin experts for corporate gain comes under the umbrella of fire retardants on furniture, which was originally legislated to protect the public from fires if they fell asleep while smoking. Tobacco teamed with chemical (National)
added Mar 9, 2015 16:59

'Merchants of Doubt' review: Manufacturing dissent on climate change

tobacco companies knew their product was unhealthy, knew it was addictive, and knew other people were starting to know this, too. They had to do something. So they hired a PR company. And the flacks came up ways to fight back, first assailing the resear
added Mar 9, 2015 16:38

Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ Separating Science From Spin

As early as the 1950s, tobacco companies were aware — thanks to their own research — that their products were hazardous and habit forming, but they waged a prolonged and frequently successful campaign to suppress and blur the facts. Their tactics included
New York Times
added Mar 9, 2015 16:24
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