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[Canada] Day 243: Guy Pratte presents Japan Tobacco's defence

Mr. Pratte opened what will be a four-day presentation of a 1,000 page written argument with a litany of insults that had been levied against his client during the trial. Tobacco companies had been called "murderers" and "parasites," he recalled, and the
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:05
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[UK-Scotland] Fine particulate matter concentrations in smoking households: just how much secondhand smoke do you breathe in if you live with a smoker who smokes indoors?

Fine particulate pollution in Scottish homes where smoking is permitted is approximately 10 times higher than in non-smoking homes. Taken over a lifetime many non-smokers living with a smoker inhale a similar mass of PM2.5 as a non-smoker living in a heav
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2014 09:35
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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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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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[New York] AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: Family Meeting 2004: Foodies' Paradise - WNYC

WNYC Radio
added Oct 20, 2014 12:18
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[Florida] Ruling won’t snuff out tobacco suits, lawyer says

“Their defense is that anything, even moon dust, causes these illnesses — anything but cigarettes,” said attorney James Gustafson Jr. “The law allows them to bring those defenses, and I’ll gladly hear the argument that alcohol causes lung cancer.”
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added Oct 20, 2014 04:28
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[Philippines] 'Per-stick cigarette buyers need to see warnings too'

Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild w
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 19, 2014 20:03
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[Iowa] OFFNER: Getting the vapors over e-cigarettes

This isn’t about tween-age kids; it’s about controlling the buying habits of adults, and the entire business community should monitor this situation closely.
Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Courier
added Oct 21, 2014 13:28
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