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[California] Subpoenas flying in Tony Gwynn tobacco case as Mr. Padre documentary premieres

The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has been aggressively seeking evidence against deceased baseball legend Tony Gwynn and already has served subpoenas to various dentists, healthcare providers and others with records that could help the company fight a l
USA Today
added Jan 31, 2018 04:39

Arbitrary federal vaping regulations threaten businesses, consumers—and constitutional rights

A career bureaucrat with [FDA] ordered that vaping be made subject to the Tobacco Control Act—even though vaping doesn’t involve tobacco....Under the arbitrary edict by Associate Commissioner for Policy Leslie Kux, small businesses that make flavored e-li
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 04:36

BOEHM: Nonsensical FDA Ban On Vaping Products Faces 3 New Legal Challenges

FDA took unconstitutional action when it made electronic cigarettes subject to the Tobacco Control Act (even though they contain no tobacco), lawsuits argue.
Reason Magazine
added Jan 31, 2018 04:29

BENTLEY: FDA sued over 'unconstitutional' rule that threatens e-cigarette businesses

argues the deeming rule is unconstitutional and threatens individual liberty. One of PLF's key arguments is that regulations with the force of law can only be signed off by agency executives nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The dee
Washington DC Examiner
added Jan 31, 2018 04:27

TIMES INSIDER|What We’re Reading: Scientific Sway

From MIT Technology Review: This riveting story looks at how propagandists use science against itself to secretly influence policymakers... describes the smoking industry’s decades-long disinformation campaign to sow doubt about whether smoking causes can
New York Times
added Jan 31, 2018 04:20

The tricks propagandists use to beat science

40 years or more after the Reader’s Digest article....The reason for this sluggishness is easy to see in hindsight and described in The Merchants of Doubt...How easy is it for malicious actors to distort the public perception of science?...Tod
MIT Technology Review
added Jan 31, 2018 04:13

[UK] Smoking ban leads to Spice uptake

Since the smoking-ban came to Whitemoor there have been more Spice-related incidents. Over the Christmas period two prisoners here were badly burnt from smoking Spice pure, with one of them having 60% burns. How many more people need to die before somethi
Inside Time (uk)
added Jan 31, 2018 04:04

[Michigan] Smoking: A hard to quit lifestyle habit

Michigan is ranked high for both lung cancer and smoking rates. According to the CDC, one in five Michiganders smoke. The Upper Peninsula is no exception. More than 75 percent of Cardiopulmonary rehab center patients at Portage Hospital are former smoker
WLUC - Fox TV6 (Negaunee, MI)
added Jan 31, 2018 04:00

As Smoke-free Illinois turns 10, lawmakers propose raising age for tobacco sales to 21 statewide

A proposal pushed by Democratic lawmakers would make 21 the legal purchase age statewide. The premise of the law is simple: Teens and young adults are likely to quit smoking, or never start, if they have to ask those 21 and older to buy cigarettes for t
Chicago Tribune
added Jan 31, 2018 03:58
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