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Is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence ready for prime time with Donald Trump?

Pence, for instance, argued in a 1990s op-ed about a proposed settlement with tobacco companies that "smoking doesn't kill." The article has been heavily shared on social media in recent days.
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jul 18, 2016 19:34

[California] Movie Ratings Are Not Protected By First Amendment, Court Told

"The complaint raises no question of artistic freedom or of defendants' right to participate in public debate," states plaintiffs' newest memo. "Instead this lawsuit deals with quotidian issues of false labeling and advertising. The complaint asserts tha
Hollywood Reporter
added Jul 18, 2016 18:01

[Australia] Philip Morris speaks at and promotes an obscure lung disease conference

was organised by which is owned by OMICS, one of the most criticised of all predatory conference organisers...Morris trying to achieve by helping organise, attend, speak at and publicise a gnat-sized “conference” on COPD?
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 18, 2016 17:56

[Pennsylvania] The curious connection between illicit cigarette sales and ISIS

Later, in an interview with PolitiFact PA, Saccone pointed to a noteworthy 2015 State Department report, "The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security."... We rate this claim Mostly True.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Jul 18, 2016 17:50

[North Carolina, South Carolina] Japan Tobacco Bringing Low-Priced Cigarette Brand to U.S.

The $2.81-a-pack price tag for LD cigarettes compares with Marlboro at $4.92 and puts it in position to challenge discount brands L&M at $3.69 and Pall Mall at $3.49, said the report. The red, blue, green and silver packs of cigarettes bearing the LD lo
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 18, 2016 17:46

[North Carolina] Japan Tobacco Brings Cheap Cigarettes to the U.S. ($$)

At a Valero gas station near downtown Greensboro, N.C., the company’s LD cigarettes have prime placement, at about eye level in the middle of the section, allowing them to stand out alongside established brands like Marlboro, Newport and...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 18, 2016 17:45

[California] Film Ratings Aren't Protected Speech, Father Says

Rather, the ratings are “quintessential commercial speech” subject to the consumer protection, false advertising and traditional tort claims raised in the proposed class action, the father argued. The groups and the studios are certainly entitled to Firs
added Jul 18, 2016 17:37

A Strange Blend: Why Are Europeans Mixing Cannabis and Tobacco?

Not only does consuming a cannabis–tobacco blend affect your health more than pure flower, it also complicates efforts to gauge the health effects of cannabis itself. The legalization debate often revolves around the dangers of "smoking," because almost e
added Jul 18, 2016 17:34

SIEGEL: Altria Urges Changes in FDA E-Cigarette Regulations that Would Decrease Its Share of Vaping Market and Help Save Many Smaller Manufacturers

Altria Client Services, on behalf of Nu Mark (the maker of Mark Ten e-cigarettes), has submitted comments to the FDA that blast its pre-market tobacco application (PMTA) requirements for e-cigarettes, arguing that these requirements are unduly burdensome,
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jul 18, 2016 17:30

[Canada] Reported electronic cigarette use among adolescents in the Niagara region of Ontario (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Interpretation: Use of e-cigarettes is common among adolescents in the Niagara region and is associated with sociodemographic features. Engaging in seemingly exciting new behaviours appears to be a key motivating factor rather than smoking cessation
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added Jul 18, 2016 17:22
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