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Most Non-Politically Correct Investments You Can Make (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cigarette makers, war profiteers, oil drillers -- they're great for your bottom line. As Libya endorses BP stock, and others quietly follow suit, ...

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Is Hooked on Child Labor (Video)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Everyone knows smoking is a costly habit, taking a toll on your health and your wallet. What you probably didn't know is that the tobacco industry extracts a much dearer price from children laboring in the remote fields of Central Asia.

The Case for Informed Citizenship

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Are we, by our own obtuseness, responsible for those who toil in unsafe conditions, who find themselves looking out at a destroyed Gulf of Mexico, who mourn for loved ones buried in an unsafe mine?

Watch: Hellish Work, Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Every year, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan travel to the Central Asian economic powerhouse of Kazakhstan in search of employment.

Kazakhstan: Migrant Tobacco Workers Cheated, Exploited

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The government of Kazakhstan should carry out rigorous labor inspections, prosecute abusive employers, and carry out timely and effective investigations into allegations of abuse.

Fans Get Kelly Clarkson to Do the Right Thing

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew L. Myers

All members of the music and entertainment industry, including performers and promoters, should follow Clarkson's lead in rejecting all tobacco sponsorships and promotions.

The Biggest Challenge Facing Obama's Commission on Debt and Deficits? Republicans and Democrats.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

Listening to Alan Simpson talk about the work to come of the commission on national deficits and debt, I thought perhaps there is a glimmer of hope that the problem of debt and entitlements might be honestly and openly discussed.

The Least Ethical Companies In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Can ethics be quantified? Or, better yet, can a lack of ethics be quantified? This week, the Swiss research firm Covalence released its annual r...

Philip Morris Ordered To Pay $300 Million To Former Smoker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI - CHRISTINE ARMARIO (AP)-- A South Florida jury on Thursday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $300 million to a former smoker, agreeing that the ...

Smoking: Messages On Cigarette Packs May Be Counterproductive

Mother Jones | Tom Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In June, President Obama signed a law requiring tobacco companies to post large, graphic warnings on cigarette packs. However, new research suggests t...

ReThinking Thank You for Smoking: Tobacco's Last Action Hero?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Obama administration just passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. So Will the Nick Naylors of the world soon become extinct? Not by a long shot.

Dick Armey - Master Scaremonger

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

What's sad is that these scaremongering tactics are so effective. They make it easy to forget that we rank #37 in world health.

Big Tobacco Sets Its Sights On Africa

TIME | JEFFREY KLUGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's easy enough to buy a smoke at Isa Yakubu's grocery store on a busy street in Lagos, Nigeria. Never mind if you don't have much money. Most local ...

The Rise and Fall of the Cigarette

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It was a tough week for the cigarette, and also for Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and three of his colleagues, who received huge campaign contributions from cigarette makers.

Jason Linkins

Menthol Fight Underreported In Landmark Cigarette Bill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the New York Times reports this morning, a bill allowing the Food and Drug Administration to "impose potentially strict new controls" on the tobacc...

This Week in Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Build a $1.5-ish billion taxpayer-funded stadium, charge those same taxpayers $2600 to see a game, don't create the promised park for local kids (because they're poor). Now look around. Guess what? You're rich!

Reporters, Cigarettes and a U.S. Senator

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Brauchli

What the NY Times discovered was that Ms. Gillibrand represented, zealously, a tobacco company. Their case is overwhelming. The Senator is not qualified to hold public office.

FDA Regulation Provides Another Smokescreen for Marlboro Man

Howard Wolinsky and Alan Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Wolinsky and Alan Blum

The new FDA legislation would serve as a Marlboro Preservation Act. The tobacco industry will be footing the bill for the alleged regulation of its own products. The foxes will be guarding the henhouse.

There is No "Z" in Blackwater

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Mercenaries are a fact of life, as is marketing. Changing your name does not change what you have done, but changing the Commander In Chief can lead to new restrictions.

The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

In keeping with our tradition of highlighting diverse forms of corporate wrongdoing, we included only one financial company on the 10 Worst list.

The Weekly Pulse: Good News and Bad News Healthcare NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

In one of today's more bizarre health stories, we find tobacco giant Philip Morris likening itself to the NAACP in order to get out of paying compensation to smokers.

Philip Morris Plots Aggressive New Product Blitz

Wall Street Journal | VANESSA O'CONNELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sitting in his office overlooking Lake Geneva, Philip Morris International Chief Executive André Calantzopoulos takes a long drag from an unusually s...