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Rj Reynolds

Tobacco Company Slammed With $23.6 Billion In Damages

AP | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoke...

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...

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.

John Celock

Big Guns Behind Kansas Smokeless Tobacco Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would require state health officials to conduct a study about the health effects of smokeless tobac...

Astoria Characters: The Survivor Who Speaks Her Mind

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

An unexpected lump in Anna Kril's left breast gave her a crash course in cancer survival. Spunky and savvy, she was appalled at the lack of resources in Queens for breast cancer sufferers like herself.

Move Over Joe Camel -- Plastics Lobby Targets Kids in Textbooks

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What do cigarettes and single-use plastics have in common? Most cigarettes have a single-use plastic filter -- so smokers get a dose of petrochemical...

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...

Reframing the Debate to Make Insurers Look Poor

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The next time you hear the health insurance industry complain about its "measly" profit margins, don't buy it. Their "reframing" is nothing more than an attempt to take your mind off the tragedies they cause for so many Americans.

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

The Tobacco Leopard

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

We are both veterans of the tobacco wars and so are not surprised at the industry's attempt to block Mayor Bloomberg's most effort to remind citizens of the grim dangers of smoking.

My Life With Oreos

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Ben Cohen 

Long ago, we received our first letter from Nabisco informing us that Oreo was their most valued trademark, and that we would not be able to call our flavor Oreo Mint. We could however, they said, call it "Mint with Oreos."

Losing Smith Bagley

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

His money and his advocacy of fairness and civil rights helped push political and policy needles, and like the great, massive, history-laden trees at his old family estate of Musgrove, Smith Bagley will be impossible to replace.