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Masters Of 'Alternative Facts': Big Tobacco

Laurent Huber | Posted 02.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Laurent Huber

“Alternative facts” have been in the news frequently in the last few weeks. While this phrase is new, the tobacco industry and its executives have...


Arnold Steinberg | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The convention could be a runaway train... Open Convention? Don't Fight It, Embrace It For months the fools have talked about a "brokered conven...

Public Interest Takes a Hit Even When Phillip Morris' Investor-State Attack on Australia Is Dismissed

Lori Wallach | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Lori Wallach

What happens when a government "wins" an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) attack provides a cautionary tale for the threats posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP). If enacted, the TPP would double U.S. ISDS liability overnight.

The TPP Tobacco Carveout: A Triumph of Politics Over Good Policy

Simon Lester | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Simon Lester

The TPP was a missed opportunity to develop a sensible balance for trade and investment agreements. The tobacco carveout solves nothing -- the chances of Philip Morris winning its claims are uncertain anyway -- and ignores the larger problem.

Watch John Oliver's Tobacco Industry Takedown

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy

Jeff we can! On Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver walked us through the vast and complicated legal activity of the tobacco industry, ...

American Kids Are In Serious Danger Working On Big Tobacco Farms

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. children working in domestic tobacco fields regularly suffer from breathing probl...

Big Tobacco's Recipe for Success

Kapil Khatter | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Kapil Khatter

If Phillip Morris is indeed Satan, there appears to be no shortage of people willing to sleep in the devil's bed.

Cigarettes Will Cost HOW Much?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United States, be glad you don't live in Australia, where the price of a pack of smokes is set to rise to...

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

The Biggest Companies You've Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall St.: The great majority of the largest companies in America are easily identified by name by most consumers. That is because their names ...

'I Gots Mine': Dispensary Owners Against Marijuana Legalization

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Russ Belville

Prop 19 means that marijuana retailers become more like other retail businesses, instead of the loosely-regulated turnkey goldmines they have been.

WORST Corporate Rebrandings (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors may have backed off a "poorly worded" memo demanding employees call Chevy by its more refined name, Chevrolet, but the company's market...

"Big Tobacco" Sues NYC Over Anti-Cigarette Posters

Emily Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new resolution by the New York City Board of Health -- requiring cigarette merchants to publicize the health risks of smoking -- has the nation's th...

The Magnificent Seven Ride Again

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sam Stovall, the chief investment strategist of Standard & Poor's, has come up with his own magnificent seven for the new year -- a group of seven fat dividend-paying stocks.

Life Cycle: Smoke 'Em If You've Got 'Em

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Deforestation is the most direct environmental repercussion of the approximately ten gazillion cigarettes smoked in the world daily. Wood is used just about every step in production--to cure tobacco, to wrap the leaves with paper, to box them up with cardboard.