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David Kessler: ‘Capturing’ attention with a new theory of mind

his new book “Capture"...What do you mean that things like smoking and junk food can “capture” us? The theory of capture is composed of three elements: Something seizes our attention; it changes how we feel; [and] there’s a perception of a loss of contro
added Apr 25, 2016 14:52

The Tarnish of the Golden Years / Donald Hall’s Frank Collection of Essays About Growing Older, Not Better

Hall plumbs the indignities, condescensions and terrors of advanced age, along with musings on beards (he has had three), women (two wives, many dalliances), smoking (cigars, Chesterfields, Kents, marijuana), poetry readings, rejection letters, old houses
New York Times
added Jan 19, 2015 17:45

‘Removing the Emperor’s Clothes’ review: how Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws were won

At its simplest, the story is one of the public good against commercial evil – governments and health authorities introducing an evidence-based measure in the face of ferocious opposition from a lethal and discredited, but still powerful industry. But th
Crikey (au)
added Jan 9, 2015 11:33

Fictional Cult Hero Martin Muntor Takes on Cigarette Firms in Frank Freudberg's New Audiobook Thriller 'Find Virgil'

Muntor, a Philadelphia journalist who spent decades taking care of his body and mind, is driven over the edge by the death sentence of Stage 4 lung cancer. He invents an intricate scheme of retaliation against cigarette manufacturers and smokers. He'll s
added Jun 4, 2014 09:51

ARCHIVE: "Thoughts Without Cigarettes:" A memoir by Oscar Hijuelos

I tended, during periods of extended anxiety in my life, to take up smoking again; and since I'd had my first cigarettes as a kid growing up in Manhattan, and yet could remember quite calm periods in my life, when I never smoked at all, I began to write a
added Oct 20, 2013 11:24

How IPCC Climate Reports Are Like The Surgeon General's Cigarette Warnings

Sometimes they even use the same people, as Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain in their must-read book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming Pollution.
Think Progress (blog)
added Aug 23, 2013 00:10

[Oklahoma] Looking Ahead to Local Control of Tobacco Regulation

“A direct vote to the people is very new, and is a dramatic new tactic to repeal tobacco control preemption in Oklahoma,” said Michael Givel, a University of Oklahoma political scientist and the co-author of the upcoming book Heartland Tobacco War, out t
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Mar 26, 2013 13:58

[New York] A Critic’s Tour of Literary Manhattan

Lorin Stein, the editor of the Paris Review, replied that the smoking ban “was the death knell for a certain kind of protracted hanging out that was once central to literary life in the city.”
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2012 12:04

[Canada] Tobacco Lawsuit Quebec: Big Tobacco Lawyers Want Expert Witness Barred From Trial

Lawyers for three of Canada's largest tobacco firms are attacking the credibility of a prominent witness in a massive class-action lawsuit against the industry. Robert Proctor is a historian from California's Stanford University who has published extensi
Canadian Press
added Nov 26, 2012 16:40

[Canada] Smokin’ / Historian’s new book smokes out the reasons women take up tobacco

University of Ottawa professor Sharon Anne Cook has written a book called “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” about the relationship between women and cigarettes since the 1880s to the year 2000.
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jun 25, 2012 10:54
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