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[China, North Carolina] The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

China National runs more than 160 cigarette brands, manufactured in about 100 factories across the country, and uses its earnings to invest in banks, luxury hotels, a hydroelectric plant, a golf course, and even drugmakers. Most of its money goes to its o
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2015 23:34
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ZOTTER: Judicial Follies: More tobacco dangers

One doesn’t hear much about exploding cigars these days, however, and that could be because of cases like Clem Nieman’s. He sued Dow Drug Co., as well as S. Frieder Sons. (He apparently didn’t sue the Helena Cigar Company, probably because of the difficu
Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 06:49
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[UK, USA] Sin wins investor battle of vice or virtue ($$)

for the annual Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, showed that tobacco and alcohol stocks have led the US and UK stock markets respectively over the sweep of history since 1900. They were dramatic, but not surprising. Most people know that c
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 11, 2015 05:12
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[Kentucky] Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

This tobacco-belt tradition, once as much a part of Kentucky's fabric as bourbon or horse racing, is fading away — and it's taking the maestros like Foy with it. "The chant of an auctioneer can sound as good as a song," said Foy, 63, who has spent four
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 10, 2015 23:49
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[UK] Giles Coren: ‘Smoking – it’s so twentieth century’

Dead because of a culture that said smoking was cool, a tobacco industry that suppressed information to protect its profits and a political establishment too weak to protect its people. So the most (only) important man in my life died at an age that would
Time Out London blog (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:40
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[UK, USA] Cheapest way to make money in the long run ($$)

Rather than chase exciting new inventions, though, investors should have stuck with what they knew: tobacco companies were the best-performing shares over the past 115 years in the US, while in Britain brewers and distillers topped the table.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 17:46
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Tax Foundation

President, Scott A. Hodge, participated in the 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting...is funded by private donations from members, corporate donations, and donations from charitable foundation such as the Koch Foundation, Earha
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Feb 10, 2015 07:56
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Consumer Reports History 1930s - 2000s

1953 Consumer Reports publishes the first in a series of reports on the tar and nicotine content of cigarette smoke and health hazards of smoking. Information on exactly what cigarettes contained was available from no other source at the time.
Consumer Reports
added Feb 6, 2015 21:41
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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit A.G.'s power to sue

Barbour — who was a tobacco lobbyist in Washington during Mississippi's lawsuit against the industry — used the tobacco money to help prop up the state budget .... The payments ... are still being spent under the current Republican governor, Phil Bryant.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 5, 2015 05:36
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[Florida] LANDAU v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., et. al.: DEFENDANTS’ MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER EXCLUDING EVIDENCE OF DEFENDANTS’ CONDUCT AFTER 1976 (PDF)

Even if the Court were to determine – contrary to Supreme Court authority – that reprehensibility is an issue for jury consideration during Phase I, that determination still does not open the door to the admission of Defendants’ alleged tortious conduct o
Law360
added Feb 4, 2015 11:33
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