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[UK] FREEMAN: Tobacco used as a smoke screen ($$)

my former career in PR, when clients included tobacco firms, and the meetings I attended at which tobacco smoke wafted. In truth, nobody on the business scene regrets that the era of the smoke-filled meeting room is gone. ... There were some subtle ritua
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 21, 2016 16:32
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[Australia] Pub told it is allowed to KEEP its controversial vintage tobacco advertisements - days after the health department demanded they be taken down

Premier Colin Barnett called the health department's decision 'ridiculous' and said the pub can 'keep their decorations'. 'They are collectors pieces, they show an era gone by... it is not promoting smoking or selling cigarettes and if that's the way they
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 19, 2016 16:16
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New Databases Offer Insights Into the Lives of Escaped Slaves

New databases are enabling historians and descendants of slaves to piece together family trees and identify patterns in the lives of runaways...A portrait of Elisa Greenwell, a slave who escaped a Maryland tobacco plantation, was acquired by the National
New York Times
added Feb 18, 2016 22:17
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[Australia] Irish pub J.B O'Reilly's in West Leederville faces fine for retro tobacco signs

The owner of the popular Irish pub J.B O'Reilly's in Leederville is seeing red after the WA Health Department told him to remove his tobacco memorabilia signs or face prosecution and hefty fines.
WAtoday.com.au (au)
added Feb 18, 2016 20:07
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[Kentucky] UK black student group issues ‘call to action’

Capilouto ordered that a controversial mural in Memorial Hall depicting black worker or slaves to be covered up. He also convened a task force to decide how to display the mural in the future. But now the students want to know how he is dealing with the
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Feb 18, 2016 10:57
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Kentucky by Heart: Bobbie Bryant’s Tobacco in the Black Patch brings back childhood memories

I reflected on my youth around the family tobacco farm recently while reading Farming in the Black Patch (Acclaim Press, 2015), by author Bobbie Smith Bryant. The book is a well-done account of Bryant’s family (Smiths and a few others) raising dark-fired
KyForward
added Feb 16, 2016 13:28
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[District of Columbia] ARCHIVE: WASHINGTON TALK: BRIEFING Scalia and Pipe Smoke

a ranking Smithsonian official detected a sharp unpleasant aroma...There were 490 guests in the gallery's rotunda, in elegant gowns and tuxedos, and the other 489 were not smoking... The pipe-man, he discovered, was Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the n
New York Times
added Feb 15, 2016 15:20
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State and Local Legislators Keep Tobacco in Their Crosshairs

In the ensuing 27 years, local legislatures have moved from nixing cigarette vending machines to banning self-service displays and restricting promotions and pricing—all the way up to last year’s unsuccessful attempt to outlaw the sale of all tobacco prod
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:45
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Plaintiffs Face High Class Cert. Bar In Antitrust Cases ($$)

McLaughlin v. American Tobacco Co., 522 F.3d 215, 232 (2d Cir. 2008) (rejecting trial-by-sample because...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2016 07:40
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Macnab: Why giving films with smoking an adult rating would threaten an essential prop

There may be sound reasons behind the WHO's argument – but smoking is often integral to characters and storylines...in the make-believe world of the movies, they were part of the mise-en-scène. Take them away and you’d be removing what used to be a vital
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:53
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