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The National Smokers Alliance: Exposed
- ANR report on the NSA. "The goal of this piece is to reveal the origins, modus operandi, and game plan of the National Smokers Alliance, a "smokers' rights" front group created and funded by Big Tobacco to protect its profits."
Adolescent Exposure to Cigarette Advertising in Magazines
- Research finds that cigarette brands popular among young adolescents are more likely than adult brands to advertise in magazines with high youth readerships.
An Open-ended Attack on the Public Interest
- PRWatch article on tobacco industry use of PR firms and front groups to push "tort reform".
Big Tobacco Gambles the American Gaming Association's Credibility
- Documents how the tobacco industry has used the AGA as a public third party to fight smokefree policies.
Big Tobacco Serves the "Butt End" to the National Restaurant Association
- Explains how the tobacco industry used this restaurant trade group as a front to fight smokefree workplaces.
Big Tobacco and Rupe
- "Secret documents show that Philip Morris loves Rupert Murdoch's tobacco-friendly media. He's also just happens to be on their board."
Big Tobacco's Front Groups and Allies
- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights report covers a number of front groups used by the tobacco industry to fight smokefree policies.
Cato Institute: "Libertarian" in a Corporate Way
- Article explores the Cato Institute's funding and advocacy, which include large tobacco industry funding and advocacy for the industry.
Corporate Lapdog Poses as Citizen Watchdog
- Covers Contributions Watch, a fraud which pretended to expose special-interest money in elections, was secretly created and controlled by a lobby shop paid for by special-interest money.
Designer front group
- Documents origins of TASSC.
Double Standards of U.S. Tobacco Companies in International Cigarette Labeling
- Report from Public Citizen examines cigarette pack warning labels in 45 countries. Conclusion: what Philip Morris says about its product varies by country.
Essential Action Condemns USTR Pressure on Korea
- "The U.S. Trade Representative is up to its bad, old tricks, working on behalf of Big Tobacco," said Weissman of the group Essential Action; item has the story.
Exporting the Epidemic: Tobacco and the Third World
- Book chapter discusses tobacco promotion in developing countries and the third world.
How Big Tobacco Helped Create "the Junkman"
- PR Watch article on Steven Milloy, his "Junk Science" website, and his tobacco connections.
Marlboro Man Goes East
- Report on industry activity in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and other East European nations.
Opening Pandora's Box
- SFWeekly article covers tobacco industry activity in California between 1988 and 1993, primarily diversion of Prop. 99 funds; politicians who helped the industry; industry use of PR firms, lobbyists, and front groups.
PR Watch: Tobacco Front Group Exposed!
- "Special-interest Watchdogs" exposed as tobacco industry front group.
Philip Morris Paid Rick Berman and Center for Consumer Freedom
- Expose of Rick Berman and the Center for Consumer Freedom documents payments totallying $2,950,000 from tobacco giant Philip Morris to Rick Bermman.
RJR's Field Force Unravelled
- Reports names RJR field operatives in charge of coordinating and developing the "smoker's rights" movement and how much they were paid.
Rite Aid Is Taking A Stand
- Photo essay reveals Rite Aid's pro-smoking activities and questions its claim to be against heart disease in women.
Skeptic's Dictionary: The Junk Science Page
- Charges that "The Junk Science Page is not about junk science so much as it is about anything which does not support a conservative, Rush Limbaugh type, political agenda."
Smoke Screen: Big Tobacco is Working Hard to Ensure the Whole World will Get Its Taste Of Freedom
- Article from Hamburg, Germany, explores Philip Morris cigarette promotion worldwide.
Smoke Screen: U.S. Tobacco Overseas
- Transcript of radio program on promotion of tobacco in developing countries by U.S. tobacco giants.
SmokeFree Air Newsletter, Summer, 1995
- Short summary of front groups used to oppose NYC smokefree ordinance.
Smoker Group's Thick Wallet Raises Questions
- LATimes article on the National Smokers Alliance documents the gap between its claimed membership and dues members paid.
Strange Bedfellows: the Tobacco Industry and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association
- Covers history of the collaboration, and examines how and why the MRA helped the tobacco industry.
The Tobacco Industry Funds "Hospitality" Organizations
- Documentation on tobacco industry covert funding and organization of pro-smoking efforts in the hospitality industry.
The Tobacco Industry in New Zealand
- Public health monograph of 105 pages covers how the tobacco industry in New Zealand relates to the direct health effects of smoking, the addictiveness of nicotine, the effects of secondhand smoke, industry misuse of product design and opposition to harm reduction, industry opposition to tobacco control initiatives.
The War in the States
- Fund Article explores tobacco industry use of front groups with no obvious ties to tobacco to push for state "pre-emption" laws.
The War in the States (cont'd)
- continuation of article; covers Citizens Against Tax Abuse, Citizens Against Government Interferencel, Minnesota Coalition of Responsible Retailers, Citizens for Fair Taxes, Maine Grocers Association, others.
Those Lovable Tobacco Execs
- Column by money advisor Andrew Tobias examines the National Smokers Alliance.
Ties that Bind: the ACLU and Big Tobaccco
- Transcript of radio program. Guests include Morton Mintz, who wrote an article on the subject, and Stan Glantz.
Tobacco Industry Organization and Support of Hospitality and Restaurant Coalitions
- Presentation at health conference summarizes tobacco industry use of restaurant and hospitality organizations.
Tobacco Industry Strategies and Front Groups
- Covers the NSA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association, and others.
Tobacco Industry Targetting of Children, Women, and Minorities
- Syllabus and resources for course at The University of Dayton Law School.
Tobacco Marketing - Where There's Smoke, There's Deception
- Article on how Philip Morris is selling the Marboro Man in Egypt.
Tobacco Strategy, 1994
- Inside memo shows how the tobacco industry influenced the Heartland Institute, National Journalism Center, National Association of Manufacturers, Tax Foundation, and other groups to advocate and lobby for tobacco industry positions and interests.
World Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative, Eastern Mediterranean
- Publications on the tobacco industry's tactics to undermine tobacco prevention in Egypt and North Africa, illicit tobacco trade in the Middle East, the economics of tobacco in Egypt and Morocco, and papers on tobacco in English and Arabic.
Tobacco Giants Accused of Smokescreen
- Nature Science report on how the tobacco industry manipulates restaurant and bar trade bodies to maintain smoking in public places. (May 29, 2002)
Cigarette Push Defies Law's Spirit
- News article on new tobacco industry marketing technique: approaching shoppers in grocery and convenience stores. (July 15, 2001)
Where There's Smoke
- Article on smoking and tobacco in Hungary. (September 18, 2000)
Big Tobacco Rides East
- Describes smuggling and the marketing of tobacco products in Vietnam. (January 01, 1999)
Cigars: The Shaping of an Illusion
- Baltimore Sun articles examine the cigar boom of the 1980s, and cigar industry manipulation of media to promote the product. (January 11, 1998)
Marlboro Man Rides into Russia
- Short CNN article on tobacco industry activity in Russia. (July 13, 1997)
Big Tobacco's Global Reach
- The Reagan and Bush administrations used their econinmic and political clout to pry open markets in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and China for American cigarettes. (November 17, 1996)
Astro-Turf: Bogus Grass-Roots Groups and the Tobacco Industry
- "How the tobacco industry uses bogus grass-roots groups to oppose local smoking laws." Thorough look at the National Smokers Alliance (NSA). Article from the Pacific Sun. (March 13, 1996)
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