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OGE: Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study...cigarette companies were already decades-long veterans of a war against facts. Since at least the 1960s, the tobacco industry had refined an innovative technique to cou
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:32
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[Russia] LETTER: STEWART: A front group for Big Tobacco

International Tax and Investment Center attempts to cast itself as a key stakeholder ... a front group for big tobacco. Its main financial sponsors includes four of the largest tobacco corporations, including Philip Morris International and British Americ
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 20, 2014 22:27
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Lorillard CEO to Get $44M After Reynolds Merger

following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show. Murray Kessler is one of several Lorillard executives to receive compensation if they're terminated after the deal closes, according to a filing with the Secur
ABC News
added Oct 20, 2014 15:32
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[Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy

. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years ... Public health advocates lobbied for a TPP exemption for tobacco products to enable more regulation, which the tobacco industry fiercely opposes. The Malaysian gove
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:30
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Smoking ban

The rationale for smoking bans posits that smoking is optional, whereas breathing is not. Therefore, proponents say, smoking bans are enforced to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke, which include an increased risk of heart disease, canc
Wikipedia
added Oct 20, 2014 15:24
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[Russia] BULLETIN Day 6

if governments follow through on the goodwill shown on the tobacco tax issue this week, tobacco taxes and prices should rise sharply in the coming years, with more efficient tax structures, better tax administration and higher revenues. most importantly,
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:21
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[UK] Tobacco firms to fund cancer pledge

Patients in England with suspected cancer will be guaranteed tests and results within a week by 2020 under Labour plans paid for by a levy on tobacco firms.
Press Association (uk)
added Oct 20, 2014 12:55
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[Canada] Ontario doctors want ban on flavoured tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Ontario doctors want the provincial government to reintroduce legislation to ban tobacco products with candy and fruit flavours, and to add menthol cigarettes to the prohibited list. A previous bill that would have expanded a prohibition on the sale of ca
Canadian Press
added Oct 20, 2014 12:52
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[UK] Yellow cards for smokers who stub out cigarettes in the street

The Woking Borough Council campaign targets smokers who think stubbing out cigarettes on the ground is not littering
Get Surrey (uk)
added Oct 20, 2014 12:50
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[UK] LETTERS: Banning smoking in parks is not the way to stop children from lighting up

SIR – Owing to a medical condition, my husband rarely takes walks. When visiting parks or gardens, he will sit on a bench and have a smoke while I take a short walk around on my own. A ban on smoking in public parks would deny both of us this small pleas
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 20, 2014 12:46
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