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[Florida] KENNEDY: Fred Levin and the Big Fist Fight | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Levin's greatest contribution to America's health, welfare and democracy was his clandestine scheme to devise, and deftly marshal to passage, a law allowing the state of Florida to sue the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid expenses for smoking related
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:09
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[UK] Simon Clark

a life-long non-smoker, is the Director of tobacco industry funded group Forest...Although Clark has argued that his language is more guarded than other pro-tobacco bloggers, stating "I certainly don't condone personal abuse or loose jibes about Nazis in
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:21
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[UK] History of Forest

According to a confidential industry document, Foxley-Norris wrote to British American Tobacco in 1978 seeking a paid position running a consumers' association for smokers. At a meeting, BAT staff told him that "the industry had been giving thought to th
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:17
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[UK] Forest

In January 2000, Forest's director Simon Clark told the House of Commons Select Committee on Health that 96 per cent of its total £250,000 budget came from the tobacco industry...As UK Debates Plain Packaging, Forest’s Income Doubles
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:15
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[Africa, Nigeria] BATN urges fair, balanced regulation of the tobacco industry

This can only be achieved if the bill on regulating the tobacco industry that is currently being debated by the National Assembly takes into consideration the views of all stakeholders with the ultimate aim of drafting a bill that is effective and workab
BusinessDAY (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:45
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[Russia] WHO Conference Recommends Nations Increase Tobacco Taxes To Save Lives

The recommendation to raise tobacco taxes was particularly heartening given the efforts of the International Tax and Investment Center – an organization supported by all four major international tobacco companies – to convene a meeting of delegates befor
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:09
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] Dalligate, two years later…

Former European Commissioner John Dalli is still determined to piece together the circumstances which – he claims – brought Big Tobacco together with Maltese collaborators to remove him and spike strict anti-smoking laws.
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 21, 2014 09:54
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[Massachusetts] Retailers challenge tobacco changes

Representatives of tobacco sellers in town turned out last night to register their opposition to a proposal seeking to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco in Andover from 18 to 21 and to toughen the rules governing their sale.
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Oct 21, 2014 09:46
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[Russia] Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists

Francois van der Merwe, from the International Tobacco Growers Association, woke up at 6am to snatch his seat but was then among a group of lobbyists turfed out after a vote by the delegates. "We don't need these members of the public here," said the Uga
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 21, 2014 09:42
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OGE: Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study...cigarette companies were already decades-long veterans of a war against facts. Since at least the 1960s, the tobacco industry had refined an innovative technique to cou
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:32
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