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[Canada] Freedom of Speech and the right to lie to Parliament

The unresolved issues today are whether or not the company presidents were liers or outliers and, if the former, whether they can ever be held responsible for using Parliament as part of their efforts to mislead the public.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:58
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Court Ruling on FDA’s Tobacco Advisory Committee Is Misguided and Must Be Appealed

Justice Department should immediately appeal today’s misguided ruling by a federal judge that concluded three members of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) had conflicts of interest – or just the appearance of conflicts of in
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:55
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[Africa, Malawi] Alliance One Tobacco donates K11m library and a recreation hall

Alliance One Tobacco, a multinational tobacco company on Monday donated a K11 Million recreation hall and a library to Kalonga Full Primary School. ... "We have been assisting this school for eighteen years and we will continue doing that," said Malila
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:29
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[Asia, India] E-cigarettes may be as addictive for nicotine content: Doctors

MUMBAI: The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, popularly called e-cigarettes, is the latest concern among public health experts. .... latest medical research shows they may just be as addictive as normal cigarettes due to the nicotine content. M
Times of India
added Jul 22, 2014 13:55
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[Tennessee] Tobacco grant geared toward improving children’s health

a new program to raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke in families is already having a positive impact. Made possible by a grant of almost $250,000 from the Tennessee Department of Health, the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Jonesborough (TN) Herald & Tribune
added Jul 22, 2014 13:52
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[Louisiana] As 'Smoke-Free Week' begins, N.O. Councilmember eyes citywide ordinance

In smoky barrooms across New Orleans, people who make a living working inside the venues face serious health consequences. That's the message from the organizers of "Smoke-Free Week," an event to raise awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke.
WVUE Fox 8 (New Orleans, LA)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:49
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[Africa, Nigeria] Anti-smoking war goes to National Assembly

The House of Representatives says it cannot ban smoking in its totality, but can institute laws that will control smoking in public places. ...al public hearing on the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, however, assured tobacco firms in the country th
Vanguard (ng)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:44
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Peer Influence Leads Teens to Start, Stop Smoking — But Effect is Stronger for Starting

In a study of adolescent friendship networks and smoking over time, the researchers found that friends exert influence on their peers to both start and quit smoking, but the influence to start is stronger.
American Sociological Association
added Jul 22, 2014 13:41
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[Florida] Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

"It's over. R.J. Reynolds got knocked in the head. They have to own up to it — they have not, they probably won't, but it's justice," Robinson told The Associated Press. Some legal experts even suggested the jurors in Florida, home to most of the nation
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:37
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[Australia] Warnie's squeeze posts smoking photo

AUSSIE model Emily Scott must think she has mastered a cool new look - cigarette chic. SCOTT, who goes out with former Australian Test cricketer Shane Warne, posted a photo to Instagram on Monday of herself puffing on a cigarette.
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:36
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