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[North Carolina, Virginia] Project mending, preserving tobacco barns in Va., NC

The restoration of Southside Virginia tobacco barns is entering its second year. A project of Preservation Virginia, the barns are being repaired and preserved in Virginia’s Pittsylvania and Halifax counties and North Carolina’s Caswell County.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2015 12:10
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Category Taken-for-Grantedness as a Strategic Opportunity: The Case of Light Cigarettes, 1964 to 1993

We use the case of the light cigarette category to test this thesis. We argue and find evidence that increasing taken-for-grantedness of the light cigarette category created greater opportunity for tobacco firms to strategically manipulate category featu
American Sociological Review
added Feb 18, 2015 10:15
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[California] Consumers increasingly face companies’ creative smoke and mirrors, UC Davis study finds

“The e-cigarette industry has proven to be very creative in their product marketing,” says Greta Hsu, an associate professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. “There’s a great deal of ambiguity about product content in the largely unregulate
UC Davis News Service
added Feb 18, 2015 10:12
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The Real Marlboro Man / Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.

Virginia Slims. But the marketing ploy didn't work the same way on female audiences...thus Philip Morris contracted a series of "lifestyle analysis" studies in 1993 that sought to taxonomize the values of the “new young adult female smoker.”
The Atlantic Monthly
added Feb 17, 2015 16:03
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[Utah] ARCHIVE: Thank You For Not Smoking

despite widespread belief to the contrary, tobacco smoking’s sorry reputation did not begin with Surgeon General Luther Terry’s famous 1964 report, which as we will see was actually a rather mild document in comparison with earlier works on the subject.
American Heritage Magazine
added Feb 17, 2015 15:49
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EDITORIAL: The day smokers got class

roots of the 1995 class action actually extend back to the early 1950s...42.1 million Americans still smoke...the leading cause of preventable disease and death ... more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths. Little else needs to be said.
Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial
added Feb 16, 2015 20:38
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[Florida] Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and one of the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session

Tobacco companies are now asking the Legislature to apply current law to the cases, which would limit punitive damages. Last year, legislation was filed to do just that, but withdrawn within 24 hours of its filing. This year, sensing a better chance of vi
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Feb 13, 2015 14:00
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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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