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  • Tobacco Industry Documents
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    THE BATTLE OF MINNESOTA Document Discovery In The 1997 Minnesota Tobacco Litigation. I. INTRODUCTION Although any legal observer would tell you the prospect long loomed on the horizon, on July 14, 2000, when a Florida jury handed down a judgment of $144.8 billion dollars against the seven major tobacco companies, the mental shock of hearing such a figure was still staggering. It remains unclear as of this writing exactly how much of this massive verdict will ever be collected by the plaintiffs -...
  • Introduction Of Tobacco Industry By John Rolfe
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    Progress is a steady improvement, on advancement toward a better stage, America has made an enormous progression because of the charter issued by King James I of England; John Smith; and even though it was a small contribution, the Tobacco industry which was established by John Rolfe. May 24th was the first day for many settlers and they had no idea as to that day being the first day of the rest of their lives. A couple years passed and a charter came along from the king of England. On May 24th,...
  • American Tobacco Companies
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    Tobacco companies are now in trouble, confronted by all the scientific research results from the society, that cigar ets makers have been concealing the fact that tobacco contains an addictive drug from an unwary public. Tobacco industry researchers say throughout the years it has been showed that smoking causes diseases such as oral and lung cancers, emphysema, and heart disease. There have also risen recent law suits against tobacco companies for what they have been told the public about the h...
  • Tobacco Industry
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    WE NEED FOR TOUGHER LAWS AGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY Tobacco Advertising Makes Young People Their Chief Target Every day 3,000 children start smoking, most them between the ages of 10 and 18. These kids account for 90 percent of all new smokers. In fact, 90 percent of all adult smokers said that they first lit up as teenagers (Roberts, 3). Of the one million US teens that become hooked on cigarettes each year, one-third or more will eventually die from tobacco-related illnesses. If current tren...
  • Gun Interest Groups
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    The quest for political power. Rarely does a day pass where some form of power struggle does not occur within our government. The importance of the role of American government in the lives of its constituents has continuously grown in conjunction with a corresponding increase in governmental economic and social obligations. As the American state assumes greater power and responsibility in its actions, so must the citizens of the United States. With this increase in modern government participatio...
  • Stop With The Tobacco Industry The Government
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    The Tobacco Issue: Where the Responsibility Lies Political-Legal Issues: The legal and political issues surrounding the tobacco industry include whether or not tobacco companies should be held liable for tobacco-related deaths of smokers and those related to second-hand smoke, as well as whether or not elected officials should be accepting money from the tobacco industry in order to win elections. When deciding where the responsibility lies in the case of tobacco, the facts can be turned to favo...
  • Credit Card Companies Like Tobacco
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    Tabacco and its unfair treatment Unfortunately for the tobacco industry we live in an unfair society where the population always wants to point the finger at someone other than themselves. Tobacco has been around as long as anyone can remember, and unfortunate for the tobacco industry, they made it possible for the smoking American to be able to buy fully processed and manufactured cigarettes. During this time, the average smoking American has known that smoking causes health problems, and yet t...
  • Tobacco Industry Over Health Care Costs
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    Cigarette Litigation In August 1970 a leading tobacco defense attorney, David R. Hardy, wrote a confidential letter warning that indiscreet comments by industry scientists, including references to biologically active components of cigarette smoke and the search for a safer cigarette, constitute a real threat to the continued success in the defense of smoking and health litigation. The actual knowledge on the part of the defendant that smoking is generally dangerous to health, that certain ingred...
  • Judge And Jury
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    Jury duty won't make you rich. But unfortunately, no judge ever delivered that instruction to Nicholas Easter, protagonist-juror in John Grisham's new novel The Runaway Jury. It's a timely legal thriller: giant tobacco companies versus the giant anti-smoking lobby. Three-pack-a-day, 30-year smoker Jacob Wood is dead and his widow's lawsuit becomes all things to all involved; plaintiffs' lawyers want to open the door on tobacco liability, and the industry wants it slammed shut. The author (John G...
  • Critics Of The Tobacco Industry
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    Over the last five years, researchers have calculated that the teenage smoking rates have climbed tremendously. Graph number one shows a steady increase in the number of teenagers who smoke heavily. Graph number two shows how teenage smoking has made a comeback, and how the number of teen-agers smoke occasionally and who develop heavier habits has increased sharply in recent years. The tobacco industry and the critics have very different ideas why this rapid increase of teenage smoking is develo...
  • Tobacco Industry And Companies
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    The tobacco industry seems like a beneficial addition to our economy. It has basically been a socially acceptable business in the past because it brings jobs to our people and tax money to the government to redistribute; but consider the cost of tobacco related treatment, mortality and disability- it exceeds the benefit to the producer by two hundred billion dollars US. (4) Tobacco is a very profitable industry determined to grow despite government loss or public health. Its history has demonstr...
  • Imperial Tobacco And Philip Morris
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 3 2.0 HISTORY AND ACQUISITIONS 4 2.1 General Foods Takeover 4 2.2 Kraft Inc. Takeover 5 3.0 CHANDLER LOGIC OF INDUSTRIAL SUCCESS 7 3.1 Diversification 7 3.2 Economies of Scale 8 3.3 First Movers 10 4.0 CONCLUSION 12 5.0 BIBLIOGRAPHY 13 ENDNOTES 14 1.0 INTRODUCTION Today's business world is a very complex environment. We have seen in the last few years many companies that have had difficulties, and to an extent some have gone bankrupt in the local s...
  • Several Questions For The Tobacco Industry
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    Here is the tobacco case study for the marketing ethics discussion: LYING AND TOBACCO Senior Executives Caught in the Ethical Cross Hairs: Shareholder Loyalty or Social Responsibility? Case Development: Shelton S. Bridges, IV & Stephen M. Mounts "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. ' The Ninth Commandment Exodus 20: 16 INTRODUCTION For at least 3,400 years? and probably much longer? scholars, philosophers, theologians, and others have pondered the question of truth. What is t...

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