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November 19, 1992 | From Times staff and wire reports
The nation's second-largest tobacco company engaged in a conspiracy out of greed to hide the truth about the dangers of smoking, an attorney for a lung-cancer patient told a jury as a lawsuit trial opened in Belleville, Ill. At the trial, the first since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that warning labels do not shield cigarette makers from lawsuits, an attorney for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. countered that the dying man knew the hazards when he smoked.
September 28, 1992
The Times carried a very good article on smoking and teen-agers ("All Fired Up" Aug. 16). An excellent article, well illustrated, citing anti-smoking agencies, governmental and private, as well as R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the Tobacco Institute, both of which are conducting (anti-smoking) advertising campaigns targeting teen-agers. A darned good article that left one thing out: The federal government subsidizes the growing of tobacco.
May 21, 1993
Nearly one in five dollars paid to Los Angeles City Hall lobbyists in the first quarter of 1993 came from real estate interests, the Ethics Commission reported. Nineteen percent of the $1.17 million paid to lobbyists in the first three months came from real estate sources, according to the panel report. But the Tobacco Institute, which is fighting a proposed restaurant smoking ban, was the single entity that shelled out the most money.
November 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has mailed smokers videotapes to get its message on TV screens despite the two-decade-long ban on cigarette commercials. The nation's second-largest cigarette maker says the 78-second videotape commercial about its low-tar Now cigarette is targeted at smokers of Carlton, made by American Brands. Reynolds says the videotapes do not violate Congress' intent when it banned cigarette commercials. "We're not forcing anyone to watch it.
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