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Charlie Baird and the Tobacco Lawyers
Reaud, Tigar denounce Baird D.A. campaign charges
"...accused incumbent Rosemary Lehmberg of accepting campaign donations from “tobacco settlement lawyers” whom she allegedly failed to investigate during..."

May 26, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Tobacco-Free Triumph Goes Up in Smoke
The smoking ban won't go into effect until Sept. 1 -- which is another way of saying it's dead.
"...the ideal form advocated by the mayor and the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Austin. The only question now is the..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Don't Tax Tobacco Smokers, Tax Everyone, Especially Parents
"...Dear Editor, Tobacco and Public Education: I am against it for two..."

April 28, 2004 Postmarks

Tobacco Road
"...critic for The Austin Chronicle. John Ford's Southern comedy, Tobacco Road, was made in between two of his masterpieces,..."

June 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tobacco Kills; Pot Doesn't
"...11]: Your review was misinformed on one point: Smoking tobacco kills, but smoking pot, according to Dr. Donald Tashkin,..."

Sept. 10, 2009 Postmarks

Money to Burn
John Cornyn tries to keep tobacco case lawyers from reaping all of the financial benefits.
"...fees for the lawyers who represented Texas in the tobacco lawsuit. Indeed, three or more of the seven deadly..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Dan Morales v. Harry Potter
Louis Dubose examines Dan Morales' "Rule 202" filing against a former colleague in the Texas tobacco litigation.
"...campaign has to the complex aftermath of the state's tobacco litigation, won on Morales' watch as attorney general. Locally,..."

March 8, 2002 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Thank You for Smoking
This snarkily playful little comedy gets so wrapped up in its own barbed witticisms that it fails to land even the lightest sucker-punches on the institutions it aims to skewer.
"...pulsing jugular of the “Unholy Three” – the alcohol, tobacco, and firearms lobbies – is instead a snarkily playful..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Merchants of Doubt
This doc calls out the spokesmen for Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, and Big Oil, as well as the tactics they use to blur the facts
"...and tactics used to spin the agendas of Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, and Big Oil in Congressional hearings and..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

The Insider
"...(Pacino) and his quest to get a recently fired tobacco company scientist by the name of Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe)..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the Abyss
In his latest documentary, Werner Herzog tackles the subject of the death penalty in Texas.
"...hell – a place filled with random violence, Skoal tobacco chewers, and an overall sense of intellectual and spiritual..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

That Evening Sun
Hal Holbrook has the lead role as a crotchety but wily old-timer in this Southern-fried melodrama.
"...the story resides just a few counties over from Tobacco Road. Holbrook is cast as Abner Meacham, an 80-year-old..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gettysburg
"...130 years ago. It is authentic right down to tobacco pouches and regional accents: a captured Tennesseean tells a..."

Oct. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Utley

The Lover
"...Mon Amour). Through narration by Moreau that evokes the “tobacco and love” wisdom of an aging Duras as she..."

Jan. 8, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
"...two reasons: first, "to reduce employee exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to anything other than insignificantly harmful effects";..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Where There's Smoke, There's a 'Vérité-Enhanced' Legacy
The Texas Documentary Tour: Ross McElwee's 'Bright Leaves'
"...being from North Carolina and his family's legacy as tobacco growers. McElwee's great-grandfather, John Harvey McElwee, was a post-Civil..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...delays, and a $1 million lobbying effort by the tobacco industry, the Texas House finally passed a bill that..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature

The Alfaro Case
"...first passed legislation -- the international activities of Big Tobacco. The Doggett Amendment, attached to the 1995 appropriations bill..."

Oct. 9, 1998 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Rein in Big Tobacco; and Bush Seizes More Power
"...REIN IN BIG TOBACCO The Food and Drug Administration regulates the contents of..."

March 2, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Letters @ 3AM
Ban what you please, although the current campaign against secondhand smoke will not prevent the 21st-century universe from killing us. It merely provides the illusion of safety.
"...find amusing such headlines as I'm about to report: "Tobacco Will Kill 1 Billion in the 21st Century" (CNN,..."

July 21, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Merchant of Death
Director Jason Reitman spins his feature, 'Thank You for Smoking'
"...Jason Reitman's homage to Nick Naylor, a fictional Big Tobacco lobbyist trying to play both sides at all times,..."

March 31, 2006 Screens Feature by Darcie Stevens

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council moves to finesse the smoking ordinance.
"...thousands of people choose to expose themselves to environmental tobacco smoke in the bars and clubs of the Live..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Smoke and Mirrors
The new Austin smoking ordinance is a solution in search of a problem.
"...stance many will expect from a lowly and despicable tobacco addict. Even if I were (still) a proud ex-smoker,..."

April 11, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: The Smoke Unclears
Further adventures in symbolism – and unintended consequences – at City Hall
"...club owners – the most vocal opponents of the Tobacco-Free Coalition in last year's battle royal – aren't much..."

June 11, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...This Is Your Brain on Tobacco..."

April 18, 2003 Column

Page Two
The anti-smoking ordinance is an unconscionable social experiment in an already sketchy economic environment; the Place 5 run-off boasts two good candidates, so no need to get ugly; and we report the news, not slurs.
"...on scientific fact instead of either morality or opinion. Tobacco smoke is bad for you. Secondhand smoke is almost..."

May 30, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the latest innovation to "benefit" mankind? Genetically engineered (GE) tobacco...."

Feb. 22, 2002 Column

Don't Ash, Don't Tell
The city’s smoking ordinance is rather lax in bars and restaurants, but hardly anyone’s complaining
"...of smoking in the city, with the exception of tobacco stores, bars, and private residences. As the volatile process..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Feature by Mike Jasper

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Ann Richards, was by far the biggest recipient of tobacco lobby money in 1997, according to a just-released study..."

April 3, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...if they intend to accept campaign contributions from the tobacco industry -- particularly in light of the state's anti-tobacco..."

Dec. 12, 1997 News Feature

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