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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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[Africa, Nigeria] No Tobacco Day: BAT cautions on stifling legal tobacco industry

As part of activities marking the 2013 World No Tobacco Day, WNTD, British American Tobacco, BAT, has brought to fore the implications of stifling a legal tobacco industry, as advocacy groups kick against all forms of tobacco advertising. In the same ve
Vanguard (ng)
added Jun 10, 2013 11:09
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Report cites tobacco spending in Maine politics

A report by a Maine citizens' group says tobacco interests have far outspent nonprofits and groups working against tobacco use in elections from 2000 through 2012. The report released Monday by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections cites figures from the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 3, 2013 23:33
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Tobacco CSR thwarts ad ban, no-smoking laws

CSR work is also a way for cigarette companies to gain access to local elected officials who have the power to approve and implement anti-smoking policies. Rappler gathered a list of CSR activities in the Philippines that tobacco companies have reported
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 2, 2013 19:43
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[Ireland] Govt passes 'plain packet' cigarettes, 'doesn't give a damn' about small retailers

Health Minister James Reilly announced Government approval for his controversial plans to force tobacco companies to use generic packaging, which he hopes to have enacted early next year. However, a retail group said that Dr Reilly doesn't care about in
Kildare Nationalist (ie)
added May 28, 2013 13:28
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MARTENS: IRS Sleuths Were on the Right Track: Big Tobacco Created Tea Party in 1994

Big Tobacco not only created the Tea Party, it has promoted it over decades, pumped millions into marketing it, and pulled it out of its magic hat every time it needed to produce an overnight, spontaneous “grassroots” movement.
DeSmogBlog
added May 23, 2013 03:50
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[Europe] OLAF FINAL REPORT (PDF)

Google Docs
added Apr 29, 2013 13:05
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[Oklahoma] Fight over e-cigarettes heats up at Okla. Capitol

a new industry is blossoming across Oklahoma: Mom-and-pop stores that sell “vapor” products that use a heating element to convert nicotine into an inhalable water vapor. But many of these small businesses fear big tobacco companies are trying to cut the
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 23, 2013 14:05
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[California] Group says Los Angeles county, city under siege from lawsuits

abusive lawsuits against local governments seeking a quick payday," said Tom Scott, executive director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse ... donors include the tobacco, insurance, oil, drug and auto industries.
Pasadena (CA) Star-News
added Apr 16, 2013 15:19
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E Cigarette Reviewed Takes WHO to Task Over E-Cig Claims

The World Health Organization's (WHO) report on electronic cigarette has attracted much criticism, but they are yet to revoke their calls for a ban on e-cigarettes. E Cigarette Reviewed is publicly calling on WHO to provide some credible evidence to suppo
PR Newswire
added Apr 10, 2013 12:46
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