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Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit raises questions about EPA, herbicides and ethics

“On one end of the spectrum you have very potent carcinogens like asbestos, and tobacco smoke, that affect a broad swath of people, on the other hand you have very innocuous things...In-between those, you have everything else, and a mild-to-moderate carci
Salon Magazine
added Aug 11, 2018 15:23
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Rent control foes hire California NAACP leader after her group opposes initiative

Huffman heard similar accusations when her firm was paid $200,000 in 2006 by a campaign funded by Philip Morris to work against a $2.60-per-pack cigarette tax on the state ballot to fund health services. The state NAACP had sided with the tobacco giant i
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 11, 2018 15:20
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TRUMP’S PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN INVOLVES GIVING HIS CONSTITUENTS CANCER

is considering a proposal—a “significant new-use rule”—that says manufacturers of asbestos products would have to inform the agency prior to an asbestos-containing item going to market, in order to give the E.P.A. time to evaluate its risks. But, shocker
Vanity Fair
added Aug 11, 2018 15:17
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[Oregon] Council adopts smokefree downtown public right-of-ways and opt-in option city-wide

Eugene’s City Council voted 6-2 last night to adopt an ordinance expanding smokefree areas on public right-of-ways within the downtown core, with property owners having the option to opt out of the ordinance. The ordinance also includes an “opt-in” optio
City of Eugene, Oregon
added Aug 11, 2018 15:13
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[Oregon] Council adopts smokefree downtown public right-of-ways and opt-in option city-wide

The ordinance is designed to promote community health by reducing the exposure and impacts of secondhand smoke and cigarette litter.
Eugene (OR) Daily News
added Aug 11, 2018 15:10
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ACS CAN Report Measures State Progress in Fight Against Cancer

(ACS CAN) annual How Do You Measure Up? report reveals that a majority of states are still missing opportunities to save lives and protect the health of their residents.... Tobacco Excise Taxes: In Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that included a
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 11, 2018 15:03
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Report: Kentucky short on cancer-fighting policies

Kentucky earned red (falling short) in these areas: smoke-free laws, tobacco-prevention funding and indoor-tanning restrictions. Tougher policies in those areas is important because Kentucky is No. 1 in incidence and mortalities from cancer, according to
Insider Louisville
added Aug 11, 2018 15:00
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[Massachusetts] Black Women’s Lupus Risk Increases with Smoking, Decreases with Moderate Drinking

The investigators assessed data from the Black Women’s Health Study... toxic substances from cigarette smoke have been associated with oxidative stress and autoantibody production, and they can directly damage proteins and DNA, the authors wrote....both
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Aug 11, 2018 14:58
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[New York] Hogansburg man ordered to pay $3.5 million, spend year in prison for cigarette related charges

was sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in prison...Lazare’s business, Braves Manufacturing and Braves Packaging, generated proceeds of at least $3.5 million from his unlicensed cigarette manufacturing operation. Lazare’s failure to maintain requ
North Country (NY) This Week
added Aug 11, 2018 14:53
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[UK] Canterbury: Cigarette litterers hit with hefty fines after refusing to originally cough up

5, 09 August 2018 Lazy smokers who dropped their cigarette butts and then refused to cough up an £80 penalty have been slapped with fines four-times that amount. A group of seven men - prosecuted by Canterbury City Council - were ordered to pay a
Kent Online (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 19:49
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