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[North Carolina] Reynoldstown remembered with marker

Reynoldstown, the community started by officials at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for its employees almost 100 years ago, was recognized Sunday with a historical marker. Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Burke welcomed about 50 people who came out to see the marker unvei
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 15:56
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[North Carolina] How Smoking Became a Global Pandemic

Despite concerted public health campaigns, cigarette smoking remains a global pandemic that kills thousands around the world, Allan Brandt told listeners... In his talk, “The Global Tobacco Pandemic: Historical and Ethical Reflections on the Persistence
Duke Today (Duke University)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:01
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BELLAFANTE: Reigniting a Health Issue in New York Public Housing

adopting such a policy, in an existing co-op for example, is no simple thing, requiring the complicated process of amending proprietary leases. And enforcement is challenging anywhere. But a renewed conversation could at least get things moving toward the
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2015 16:39
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[Germany] Why Germans loved Helmut Schmidt

he continued to puff away, whether sitting in a theater or under the lights of a talk show. German department stores sell small metal plates reading: “Helmut Schmidt would smoke here, too.” In a rules-based society like ours, the affection for Mr. Schmidt
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 14:40
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco: ‘Of all the concerns, there is one – taxation – which alarms us the most’

Tobacco tax certainly raises revenue, but it is the single most important factor driving down smoking. It is a massively important win-win policy. Over decades, internal tobacco industry documents have repeatedly shown full awareness of this. Tobacco comp
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:06
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Uncle Sam collectibles help us remember Veterans Day

Uncle Sam isn’t usually pictured smoking a pipe, but this advertising poster from about 1910 is praising a tobacco product. This 36- by 46-inch framed paper sign would be appraised today for about $3,500.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 8, 2015 14:02
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Exxon Inquiry Both Mirrors and Contrasts With Tobacco Industry Case

“The issue with Exxon, just as it was with tobacco, is what did they know and when did they know it,” Mr. Tierney said. “If internal documents at Exxon show that they deliberately misled consumers and investors, then Exxon has potential liability.” But,
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2015 15:36
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[North Carolina] The Trading Cards That Sold Tobacco

the Rubenstein Library’s new digital collection of advertising materials from W. Duke, Sons & Co. has trading cards of just about everyone else of note. The great boxer Jack Johnson is in the collection, as are Benjamin Franklin and Martha Washington. Th
Duke University News Service
added Nov 7, 2015 02:34
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The Titanic is sinking...make mine a double! Funny and fascinating stories you never heard from the world's most famous events

FASCINATING FOOTNOTES FROM HISTORY by Giles Milton...the Hindenburg disaster...Milton does quote the smoking rules on board: 'Smoking is confined to the smoking salon, where all the accessories for the smoker are at hand.' And then adds that the ship was
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:07
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[Australia] The story of Dr Nigel Gray vs Big Tobacco: a masterclass in advocacy

researcher Professor David Hill paid homage at the recent 2015 Oceanic Tobacco Control conference in Perth to his former colleague Dr Nigel Gray, regarded by many as the ‘father of tobacco control globally as well as in Australia”.
The Power to Persuade (blog) (au)
added Nov 6, 2015 21:01
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