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[UK] THOMSON: This is insanity. We’re bringing back smoking

E-cigarettes are everywhere and supposedly ‘saving lives’. In fact we have no idea how dangerous they are to health When the Wills family started making cigarettes for the masses in Britain at the end of the 19th century, the new-fangled craze from Ameri
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 06:35
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[Texas] Smoking banned at Houston city parks and libraries

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Public Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. Houston City Council met on Wednesday to discuss the new policy going into effect.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX)
added Jul 23, 2014 21:00
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: CHAPMAN: Still in denial over tobacco packaging

Japan Tobacco International’s Daniel Torras is wrong in claiming that Australia’s recent dramatic fall in smoking prevalence was “consistent with pre-existing trends” ... Like Monty Python’s Black Knight talking about “just a flesh wound” after losing all
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:58
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: If it doesn’t work, why are tobacco companies against plain packaging?

attempt by Daniel Torras (July 22) to take the moral high ground on the use of statistics in the tobacco plain packaging debate. But if participants in the tobacco industry regard it as a “fact” that plain packaging does not work, why do they continue to
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:56
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Lorillard Investor Sues to Halt $25 Billion Reynolds Deal

“To the detriment of the company’s shareholders, the terms of the merger agreement substantially favor Reynolds and are calculated to unreasonably dissuade potential suitors from making competing offers,” the investor, Vincent Valentino, said in the compl
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 23, 2014 20:51
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NYHAN: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding h
The Washington Post
added Jul 23, 2014 20:36
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[Texas] HAWK/FOXHALL: EndTobacco: It will take a village to tackle tobacco

In response to this tremendous opportunity to end tobacco and suffering, M.D. Anderson has compiled and customized a series of 110 actions in an evidence-based program aptly called EndTobacco. Guided by scientific evidence, past successful efforts in oth
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Jul 23, 2014 17:56
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[UK] Tobacco – Australia data provides ammunition for plain packaging elsewhere

Alert: Significant drop in smoking rates there likely to be used by UK government as evidence that plain packaging “works”
Citi Research
added Jul 23, 2014 15:47
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[New York] When Struggling Families Spark Internet Rage

Teicher featured nine of the photographs from “Upstate Girls” in a post initially titled “Life Below the Poverty Line, Troy, N.Y.”...The comments were harsh. Many expressed outrage that Kayla would smoke while holding her baby. (This photograph, singled
New York Times Blogs
added Jul 23, 2014 15:40
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[Iraq] RAQQA JOURNAL In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

The religious police have banned public smoking of cigarettes and water pipes – a move that has dampened the city’s social life, forcing cafes to close.
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2014 15:37
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