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[Australia] Visualizing the booming business of big tobacco

Oliver notes that the tobacco industry is booming thanks to growing demand from developing countries. The screen grabs from IHME’s tobacco visualization tool, below, illustrate these trends... Number of smokers in developed countries, males (green), and f
Humanosphere
added Mar 7, 2015 13:14
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[Connecticut] ARCHIVE: Senators to Boy Scouts: Split from tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds

The senators say Reynolds' Right Decisions, Right Now program glosses over growing death rates among adult smokers and is designed to make it appear tobacco companies no longer target their products to children.
Connecticut Post
added Mar 7, 2015 13:11
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[Massachusetts, Ohio] LETTER: Burke: Danger from smart meters, Wi-Fi

career tobacco scientist Peter Valberg assisted the MA Dept. of Public Utilities in negating health concerns regarding smart meters, and contributed significantly to the fraudulent DPU docket 12-76-B. One month earlier, career tobacco scientist Peter Valb
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Mar 7, 2015 12:20
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[Canada] Harper Government Moves Forward in Restricting Flavoured Cigars That Appeal to Youth

Amendments would close the loophole that allowed the marketing of certain flavoured cigars
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Mar 6, 2015 17:23
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[Mid-east] EDITORIAL: Who is more respectable among the lawyers here?

Yet somehow there is little disparagement of lawyers who defend corporations responsible for causing major harm....finance terrorism in the Middle East and evading U.S. sanctions against Iran. The banks — Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, S
Manchester (CT) Journal-Inquirer
added Mar 6, 2015 17:17
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[Australia] Robb plays down health fears over TPP

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has rebuffed concerns the cost of medicines will rise...based on leaked negotiating texts - also found it could reduce the ability of government to regulate the sale of tobacco and alcohol. Mr Robb rejected the fears as a scare
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 6, 2015 15:15
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[Australia] Robb plays down health fears over TPP

Trade Minister Andrew Robb has rebuffed concerns the cost of medicines will rise...based on leaked negotiating texts - also found it could reduce the ability of government to regulate the sale of tobacco and alcohol. Mr Robb rejected the fears as a scare
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 6, 2015 15:15
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[Australia] Use and abuse of statistics in tobacco industry-funded research on standardized packaging [FREE FULL TEXT]

[PMI] has recently funded two studies into the impact...Both of these papers are flawed in conception as well as design but have nonetheless been widely publicized...we focus on the low statistical significance of the analytical methods used and the assum
Tobacco Control
added Mar 6, 2015 13:23
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[California] Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday.
The Daily Bruin (UCLA)
added Mar 6, 2015 13:17
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[Korea - North] There's a Push to Curb Smoking in North Korea, But Kim's Still Puffing Away

has one of the world’s highest lung cancer rates. To examine ways to cut the number of smokers, they’ve turned to one of the world’s leading anti-tobacco campaigners, Judith Mackay, who has counseled kings, presidents and vigilantes in a three-decade war
Bloomberg News
added Mar 6, 2015 13:13
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