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Asia’s rising tobacco epidemic a result of anti-smoking policy neglect

Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect ... Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world a
Malay Mail (my)
added Sep 17, 2014 23:19
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BAILEY: Elizabeth Whelan, Fierce Fighter Against Junk Science, Is Dead. - Hit & Run

Whelan had devoted her life to combatting the misinformation and disinformation that are all-too-often peddled by activist charlatans. I could count on her and ACSH to steer me right when reporting on public health, environmental, medical, and reg
Reason Magazine
added Sep 17, 2014 22:35
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[New York] ROSS: A relentless battler for real science

She saw through the mis- and disinformation campaigns promulgated by poseurs of many stripes, from the Big Tobacco spin on the “cancer epidemic” — which she rightly saw as an attempt to distract from the real culprit, cigarettes
New York Post
added Sep 17, 2014 22:33
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Big pay, low payoff at NYC nonprofit

Whelan, 69, who has a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and founded the nonprofit in 1978, brushed off criticism. “We are more active than ever before"... Current projects include...Ross’ testimony on “reduced-risk tobacco” at an FDA hea
New York Post
added Sep 17, 2014 22:31
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VIDEO: A tribute to Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, 1943-2014

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce that Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan, the founder and president of the American Council on Science and Health since its beginnings in 1978, passed away yesterday.
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Sep 17, 2014 22:18
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Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

it has also argued for controls on handguns and tobacco sales...the council... has disparaged critics of smokeless tobacco... She wrote a total of 27 books. Several attacked the tobacco industry for lack of openness
New York Times
added Sep 17, 2014 22:16
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[Michigan] Park commission wants to ban smoking at 77 Ann Arbor parks

The PAC looked at other cities with similar bans and consulted with a public health expert before sending their recommendation to Ann Arbor's city administrator, Steve Powers. He is the one who has the power to approve it.
WDIV-Ch. 4 (Detroit, MI)
added Sep 17, 2014 21:53
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[Indiana] Smoking ban snuffed out

The Kokomo Common Council surprised a lot of people last week when it voted down an expansion of the city’s ban on smoking in public places. That defeat, on a 5-4 vote that saw Councilman Kevin Summers switch sides at the last minute, may have killed any
Kokomo (IN) Perspective
added Sep 17, 2014 21:51
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[District of Columbia] Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Nation's Mortality Rate, Assert Top Cancer Researcher Patricia Berg, Ex-White House Spokesman Robert Weiner & Policy Analyst Tom Sherman Article in Baltimore Sun

"thousands of cancer scientists -- not your usual political activists -- are expected to 'Rally for Medical Research' on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support."
PR Newswire
added Sep 17, 2014 21:34
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Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Who Have Never Smoked or Who Have Quit Smoking Have Lower Risk of Developing Secondary Primary Lung Cancers Than Current Smokers

according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 56th Annual Meeting. The analysis studied the association between patients’ smoking histories and their risks of developing SPLC, which is defined as a new lu
Newswise
added Sep 17, 2014 20:02
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