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How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced.

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 READ MORE



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Are Cigarettes Cigarettes If They’re Electronic?

E-cigarettes, those small vaporizers that deliver nicotine to the lungs without fire and smoke, are the apparent future of tobacco, and the FDA is about to respond to the industry with a pack of regulations.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S. Caves to Tobacco Lobby on Trade Pact Position

The investigative website Fair Warning reports that the White House has bowed to pressure from Big Tobacco and pro-business groups, and will drop a stance aimed at curbing smoking globally.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



Blacks More Likely Than Other Groups to Identify as Gay

A recent study shows blacks in the U.S. are more likely to identify as gay than other ethnic groups; saggy pants have become illegal in a Florida city; meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s work for big tobacco is at odds with his professed Mormon beliefs. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 READ MORE



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The Care and Feeding of a Corporate Propagandist

Over the last decade, New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell has managed to metamorphose from a trained shill for Big Tobacco, Big Pharma and the deregulatory movement into an intellectual darling of mainstream “liberal” America. How did he do it?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 READ MORE


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Congress OKs Anti-Smoking Bill

Congress gave final approval to a bill that gives the federal government far-reaching power to try to decrease smoking in the U.S. Positioned to be much more effective than those stupid tobacco company-sponsored “Truth” commercials, the bill would limit nicotine levels and use of words like mild and light. Updated

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 READ MORE


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