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[Connecticut] Ralph Nader: From consumer advocate to museum impresario

WINSTED, CONN. This aging but still charming small New England town in western Connecticut has had one claim to fame for many years: It’s the hometown of Ralph Nader. And Nader, 81, who left for the Ivy League and gained fame 50 years ago exposing the
McClatchy Newspapers
added Oct 4, 2015 11:37
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[Connecticut, Florida] The Tobacco Cases

CIPOLLONE CASE The plaintiff in Cipollone v. Liggett Group was Rose Cipollone, who began smoking in 1942, when she was 16 years old. Shortly before she died of lung cancer in 1984 at the age of 58, her husband sued the company that manufactured the ciga
American Museum of Tort Law
added Oct 4, 2015 11:33
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[UK] Shocking new figures reveal the extent of damage to children smoking in cars causes

The test found even with the window open, levels were more than 100 times higher than recommended safety guidelines. And with windows closed and the fans on, levels were more than 200 times the safe limits. Levels of poisonous carbon monoxide were two
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:28
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[UK] Killer heels! Not to mention toxic socks and radioactive belts - how our clothes have been the death of us for 200 years

High-society victims of crinoline fires included the 18-year-old Archduchess Mathilde of Austria, whose tiny act of teenage rebellion went fatally wrong when she was caught smoking by her strict Prussian father. She hid the illicit cigarette behind her b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 10:40
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[North Carolina] History Makers: Jule Körner

Körner, with a reputation for being audacious, was hired by the Blackwell Durham Tobacco Co. as the head of advertising for its Bull Durham smoking tobacco. He conceived a campaign that featured bulls and short, catchy slogans painted on billboards and bu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 1, 2015 23:22
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California anti-smoking drive cut rates in half

Smoking in California has dropped by more than 50 percent since the state launched its Tobacco Control Program in 1988, according to a Department of Public Health report. In 1988, the report says, 23.7 per cent of California adults were puffing away, bu
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 30, 2015 17:07
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California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2015: 25 Years of Tobacco Control in California (PDF)

This document provides tables, graphs, and information about tobacco use in California as a quick reference for individuals or groups working to eliminate tobacco use. The Appendix provides tables listing prevalence rates for those graphs that do not
California Department of Public Health
added Sep 30, 2015 17:01
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[UK] Car smoking ban: Is the law intruding into citizens' private space?

By the mid-1990s, smokers were being corralled in ever smaller spaces. Non-smokers could breathe more freely. But it was not until July 2007, when the law banning smoking in all enclosed public spaces took effect, that non-smokers could finally open thei
The Independent (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:24
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[South Dakota] TUPPER: "Truth" in smoking ads, then and now

It's a far cry from the series of pro-smoking ads I stumbled across while doing research on a different topic in 1927 editions of the Rapid City Journal. Those ads featured celebrities explaining that they smoked a particular brand because the cigarette
Rapid City (SD) Journal
added Sep 28, 2015 18:05
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Back in the Day: Workplace smoking faces the axe

In 1988 the Health Department wants a ban on all smoking in the workplace and in public places.
TVNZ (nz)
added Sep 28, 2015 17:36
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