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Southwestern Energy Executive Mark Boling Admits Fracking Link to Climate Change

Steve Horn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAn Executive of a major shale gas development company has conceded what scientists have been saying for years: global...

Philip Morris International Targets the Next Generation of Marlboro Smokers

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Matthew L. Myers

The "Be Marlboro" campaign features new images, but the same old themes that tell young people to assert their independence and define themselves by smoking Marlboro cigarettes.

For-Profit College Execs to Get Lobbying Tips From Former Tobacco Official

David Halperin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Instead of trying again to put lipstick on their diseased pig, wise players in the sector should start figuring out how to change their business model and make money by actually helping students to train, at affordable prices, for genuine careers.

Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?

Paul Blumenthal

'Independent' Watchdog Has History Of Corporate Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is known in Washington as a nonpartisan budget watchdog, a central voice in calls to rein...

Freedomworks' Coal Lobbyist a Former Pro-Tobacco Scientist (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Tom Borelli, a former science director at Philip Morris who fought claims that secondhand tobacco causes lung cancer and respiratory illness in childr...

How the New Politics May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Terry Tamminen

Two years ago, the Koch brothers spent millions on a ballot measure that would have effectively overturned AB32. Campaign ads were ubiquitous and misleading, but the American Lung Association testified the real result of the measure would be dirty air and higher asthma rates.

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney's Bain Helped U.S. High Schoolers Get Hooked On Marlboros

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney served as CEO of Bain & Co., his consulting firm helped tobacco giant Philip Morris develop a groundbreaking sales stra...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Crash Walmart Forum On Food Supply Ethics

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the world's largest private employer and other Fortune 500 companies joined worker advocates, trade groups and gove...

'Lower-Risk' Cigarettes On The Horizon?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

In response to declining cigarette sales, some tobacco industry companies are planning to unveil a range of new tobacco products to entice new custome...

Forget Wisconsin: Why California's Cigarette Tax Is The Big Money Story This Week

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

A California ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes by a dollar per pack failed Tuesday. 50.8 percent of voters opposed the initiative compared to 49.2 percent who favored the tax, which would raise money for cancer research and anti-smoking projects for kids.

Notorious Company Changes Its Name Again

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover -- again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently kno...

Tobacco Giant Ordered To Pay Millions In Lawsuit

AP | By TIM FOUGHT | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tobacco company Philip Morris USA Inc. must pay Oregon 60 percent of a $79.5 million award in a long-running lawsuit filed by the fa...

New Cigarette Packaging Kills Upon Purchase

Pablo Andreu | Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

"The new packaging is intended to protect people from the harmful effects of smoking," said Erica Jefferson, FDA spokesperson. "Killing active and potential smokers will save lives, increase life expectancy, and lower medical costs."

Philip Morris Threatens Country Over Brand-Less Packaging Idea

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

SYDNEY (Michael Perry) - Tobacco giant Philip Morris (PM.N) is threatening to sue the Australian government for possibly billions of dollars over ...

Philip Morris Fights Australian Cigarette Packaging Rules

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living

SYDNEY — Tobacco giant Philip Morris launched legal action on Monday against the Australian government over the country's plans to strip company...

WATCH: Do Smokers Know How Much They Spend On Cigarettes?

DailyFinance | Loren Berlin | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living

If you think your cigarettes are getting even more expensive, you're right. In the past 10 years, 47 states and the District of Columbia have implemen...

Group Funded By Philip Morris Protests Cigarette Tax Measure

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Christina Jewett | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett Supporters of a proposed $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes argue lives and billions of...

Massive Tobacco Lawsuit Revived In Illinois

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Il...

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

WATCH: Chain-Smoking Toddler Quits, But Others Tots Light Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The two-year-old Indonesian toddler who sparked a global outcry when footage of him chain-smoking cigarettes went viral has finally kicked his habit. ...

Mount Merapi Rescue Efforts Being Sponsored By Cigarette Companies

GlobalPost | Will Carless | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Nobody is allowed to smoke in the Sampoerna Rescue camp. The cluster of leaky, ash-covered canvas tents that has been set up...

The Other California Ballot Horror

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Instead of polluters paying for the harm they cause, taxpayers will get stuck with the bill

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.