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ARCHIVE: ALEC and the Tobacco Industry

ALEC's relationship with the tobacco industry started after 1979...providing access to influential government officials, tobacco industry documents reveal that a relationship with ALEC benefits the industry in many other ways. ALEC has functioned both as
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:45

ARCHIVE: "Tobacco Can Cure Smoking" and other Highlights of ALEC's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake

"Can Tobacco Cure Smoking?" is the title of a workshop this morning led by the tobacco industry-backed Dr. Brad Rodu, who is trained as a dentist but has the title "Chair of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research" at the University of Louisville, a program prim
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:41

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

"in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to A
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:39
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Google Leads a Corporate Exodus From Lobbying Group ALEC

Facebook announced that it is unlikely to renew its membership in ALEC next year, and Yelp and Yahoo told Common Cause, a good-government group that tracks ALEC’s notoriously secretive agenda, that they have already parted ways with the organization. “Be
added Sep 30, 2014 17:36
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American Legislative Exchange Council Statement on Google Membership

“It is unfortunate to learn Google has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council as a result of public pressure from left-leaning individuals and organizations who intentionally confuse free market policy perspectives for climate
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
added Sep 30, 2014 17:24

Funding evil lobbying group was “a mistake,” says Google

Google chair Eric Schmidt just announced the company’s intention to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a notorious lobbying group that pushes all kinds of anti-climate and anti-clean-energy legislation.
added Sep 30, 2014 17:21

[UK] MPs unaware of smoking and blindness link

Less than 8% of MPs are aware of the link between smoking and macular degeneration, according to a poll performed on behalf of the Macular Society. Conducted by Dods communications, the charity has said that it is “horrified” about the ignorance among
Optometry Today (uk)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:58

How Is Philip Morris Doing In Russia?

Philip Morris and its rival Japan Tobacco had each picked up a 20% stake in the large Russian cigarette distributor Megapolis in December 2013. Japan Tobacco, with its signature brand Winston, has a 36% share of the Russian cigarette market, roughly 10 pe
added Sep 30, 2014 14:53

[Asia, Bangladesh] Mirpur superstore Prince Bazar fined for violating tobacco control law

Superstore ‘Prince Bazar’ at capital Dhaka’s Mirpur has been fined again for a breach of the tobacco control law. This time a Dhaka mobile court penalised it Tk 150,000 on Tuesday, nearly twice the amount it was slapped with in April this year for displa (bd)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:48

[Czech Republic, New York] KALOUSEK: Marathon Training Tips for the Lonely Wife: How Cigarettes and Sexual Frustration Got Me Through 26.2 Miles

The eve of her marathon, the author had a plate of pasta, a couple of glasses of wine and her usual after-dinner cigarette or two.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 14:47
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