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Wed, 2007-11-14 21:42Kevin Grandia
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Big Tobacco then, Global Warming Now

Here's an October 1995 internal memo I came across written by someone at tobacco giant Philip Morris outlining all the “public policy grants” and the totals received by US think tanks and associations.

More than a few of the familiar names involved in the industry-funded war on climate science appear on this list, including:

Competitive Enterprise Institute - $200,000

Mon, 2007-05-28 14:19Kevin Grandia
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Tobacco and global warming: same talking points, bigger issue

Here's part two in the series we are doing on DeSmogBlog, comparing archived tobacco industry PR spin film footage with the current PR spin on global warming.

This one's based on a 1979 Tobacco Institute video describing the efforts PR “spokesmans” program.
Fri, 2007-05-11 11:17Kevin Grandia
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The Tobacco Institute's Legacy of Spin

Big Tobacco, in the form of the Tobacco Institute and The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition, wrote the book on manipulative PR tactics. Go no further than this 1982 news interview with a Tobacco Institute VP.

Sound familiar? Same talking points, bigger issue. We've acquired more than 20 hours of old Tobacco Institute video, so watch for more clips over the next few weeks on DeSmog TV.

Thu, 2006-05-18 20:48Sarah Pullman
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Thank You For Smoking, National Post

–A guest article by Andrew Frank–

Thank You For Smoking is a hot new comedy about the lives of professional lobbyists in the tobacco, alcohol and firearms industries. Recently released across North America, you can see the film in your local movie theater—or alternatively, played out in the pages of the National Post, where the real life parallels are stranger than fiction.

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