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ARCHIVE: ALEC and the Tobacco Industry

ALEC's relationship with the tobacco industry started after 1979...providing access to influential government officials, tobacco industry documents reveal that a relationship with ALEC benefits the industry in many other ways. ALEC has functioned both as
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:45
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ARCHIVE: "Tobacco Can Cure Smoking" and other Highlights of ALEC's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake

"Can Tobacco Cure Smoking?" is the title of a workshop this morning led by the tobacco industry-backed Dr. Brad Rodu, who is trained as a dentist but has the title "Chair of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research" at the University of Louisville, a program prim
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:41
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Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

"in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to A
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:39
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Google Leads a Corporate Exodus From Lobbying Group ALEC

Facebook announced that it is unlikely to renew its membership in ALEC next year, and Yelp and Yahoo told Common Cause, a good-government group that tracks ALEC’s notoriously secretive agenda, that they have already parted ways with the organization. “Be
Bill Moyers.com
added Sep 30, 2014 17:36
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American Legislative Exchange Council Statement on Google Membership

“It is unfortunate to learn Google has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council as a result of public pressure from left-leaning individuals and organizations who intentionally confuse free market policy perspectives for climate
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
added Sep 30, 2014 17:24
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Funding evil lobbying group was “a mistake,” says Google

Google chair Eric Schmidt just announced the company’s intention to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a notorious lobbying group that pushes all kinds of anti-climate and anti-clean-energy legislation.
Grist
added Sep 30, 2014 17:21
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Mirpur superstore Prince Bazar fined for violating tobacco control law

Superstore ‘Prince Bazar’ at capital Dhaka’s Mirpur has been fined again for a breach of the tobacco control law. This time a Dhaka mobile court penalised it Tk 150,000 on Tuesday, nearly twice the amount it was slapped with in April this year for displa
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:48
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[Asia, India] Anti-smoking squads to watch over firms

Efforts are in full swing to form an inspection team comprising officials from various government departments to check the compliance of private organisations in the district with the standing anti-smoking laws.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:24
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Advocacy Groups Challenge Studios Over Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the faith-based advocacy organization As You Sow have decided to step up the pressure by filing shareholder resolutions with the parent companies of the six major movie studios. “We think we’ve given the m
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 13:53
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[UK] New breed of tobacco products could revolutionise sales

Heat not burn (HNB) products are unlike electronic cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco but produce vapour by heating nicotine containing e-liquids. HNB devices do contain tobacco, but use vaporisation technology to warm it to the point at which fla
Convenience Store (uk)
added Sep 30, 2014 06:11
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