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California wildfires claim iconic "Glass House" in Solano County

first built in 2003 by John Roscoe, a “tobacco packaging entrepreneur”...He later became involved in a lawsuit with R.J. Reynolds, who accused him of selling “gray market” cigarettes, and was convicted of fraud in 2011.
WGMD Newsradio 92.7 (Lewes, DE)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:13
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[California] ARCHIVE: The house in the clouds

John Roscoe, the Libertarian entrepreneur who founded Cigarettes Cheaper...was a retail juggernaut. It would grow over six years to 850 stores in 40 states... Cigarettes Cheaper’s collapse was more swift than its rise. First the company was sued by R.J. R
Napa Valley (CA) Register
added Oct 18, 2017 16:13
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[California] Fairfield's infamous 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire

The house was built in 2003 on the south summit by John Roscoe, founder of the "Cigarettes Cheaper!" discount chain....he spent $19 million in legal fees going up against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company who sued the Roscoes "for selling 'gray-market' cigar
San Francisco Chronicle
added Oct 18, 2017 16:11
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After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

MOORE: Well, Purdue is the culprit. What they did was they lied about the addictive nature of these drugs just like the tobacco industry did. Purdue said that there was less than 1 percent chance of getting addicted by taking their OxyContin under a doct
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:07
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[Europe, Malta] Editorial: Commemorating a slain journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia...a car bomb exploded, killing her...Subjects of her comprehensive investigations have called her a “terrorist,” such as ... John Dalli, who Galizia took down in a tobacco lobbying exposé....she “single-handedly brought the governm
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:14
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One thing he can't quit! Smoking 'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks puffs away on cigarette... in wake of filing for divorce amid Chloe Green affair

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 18, 2017 02:33
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[California] Smoking hot! Kristen Stewart looks cool in slashed tee and leather jacket as she grabs drinks and cigarettes with girlfriend Stella Maxwell

Date night! Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Stella Maxwell enjoyed a low-key night out in Los Angeles on Friday, seen enjoying drinks and smokes at El Condor in the Silverlake area
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 18, 2017 02:33
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Miss Tennessee and Harlem Globetrotter encourage students to stay away from drugs, tobacco and alcohol

The messages delivered by Davis and Williams are a good fit for Carter County Drug Prevention's "Starters Never Start" campaign to encourage students not to use drugs, tobacco or alcohol so they can be at their best on and off the field. Davis delivered
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Oct 15, 2017 11:16
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Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar sells for more than £9,000

A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 (£9,000) during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch cigar was bought on Wednesday evening by a collector fro
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2017 08:13
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far?

Yach is a respected public health leader. If anyone can achieve the objectives of the Foundation, it is him. But the odds of success are poor. And the costs of failure will not only be to Yach's reputation. They will represent another victory for an indus
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:39
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