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Tobacco firms used diet-aid chemicals

British and American tobacco companies deliberately added powerful appetite-suppressing chemicals to cigarettes to attract people mossworried about their weight, according to internal industry documents dating from 1949 to 1999. Chemical additives are just one of several strategies successfully used by tobacco companies over the past 50 years to convince people that smoking makes you thin.

My Word: Dosal is not Big Tobacco

Once again, out-of-state Big Tobacco is getting Florida associations to do its bidding, and now it seems it is the Florida Retail Dosal tobaccoFederation’s turn (“Tap tobacco for its fair share,” Orlando Sentinel, Monday).

Tobacco-product maker to expand

The increasing popularity of roll-your-own tobacco products has given a boost to Commonwealth Brands Inc. at a time when local competitors are cutting back on production and jobs.

After Virginia smoking ban North Carolina follows suit

Reporting from Arlington, Va. - The changing face of the Old Dominion can be seen in the stuff Jimmy Cirrito sweeps up off the floor tobacco in restaurantsof his bar every night. It used to be cigarette butts — now it’s gum.

Big Tobacco quickly finds tax loophole

With a simple marketing twist, tobacco companies are avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes by exploiting a loophole Tobaccoin President Barack Obama’s child health law.

Tobacco industry going up in smoke as new regulations bite

IF you are in business right now you probably wish the Government was helping you a little more. But stop and imagine for a second what it must be like to be in a perfectly legal business where the Government is doing pretty much everything it can to close you down, while still pocketing €2bn a year from what you do.

Smoking costs economy $31 billion

A REPORT that reveals the $31 billion social cost of smoking to the Australian economy is a mandate for tobacco taxes to be hiked, health groups say.

Banking industry should take cue from Big Tobacco

The banking industry could learn a little something from the cigarette business, and that is that there’s a time to shut up and do the right thing. Just put the warning labels on the credit card statements, already, and stop grousing about the cost and trouble of trying to protect consumers from their own worst instincts.

Abandoned Tobacco Shed In Glastonbury To Be Preserved

GLASTONBURY — At the height of the tobacco growing industry in town, the shaded fields of the Consolidated Cigar Corp. covered more than 1,900 acres across north Glastonbury. Barn-red sheds where the huge tobacco leaves were dried originally numbered in the hundreds.