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Dems lambaste Trump’s ‘outrageous’ EPA chemical safety pick

Senate Democrats slammed President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top chemical regulator at a Wednesday hearing, painting him as a hired gun for the industries he would regulate. Michael Dourson, tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EP
The Hill
added Oct 4, 2017 20:03
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Congress and Americans should reject corporate insider Michael Dourson

Dourson has a history of serving the interests of big business and industry, including working for a tobacco front group, the Center for Indoor Air Research, to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke; working for DuPont to recommend safety levels for a
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
added Oct 4, 2017 20:01
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Chemical pick's books hint at faith-based view of science

Michael Dourson, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. EPA's chemical safety office...Dourson led Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment... In 1999, he co-authored a study paid for by the tobacco industry that downplayed the health impacts of secondhand
E&E News
added Oct 4, 2017 19:56
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ARCHIVE: Cutting Down

The merchandising of cigarettes on a large scale became practical with the development, around the time of the First World War, of a slightly acid cigarette tobacco, which allowed smokers to inhale without an immediate unpleasant effect.
The New Yorker
added Oct 4, 2017 11:43
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Global tobacco giant Philip Morris commits to a ‘smoke-free’ future in Australia

The company will tell a federal parliamentary inquiry on electronic cigarettes that technology has rapidly transformed its business away from cigarettes in favour of smoke-free alternatives. E-cigarettes containing nicotine are not regulated as therapeu
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:33
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Root of the problem is illegal trade

The focus should be putting in place measures to bring back legal sales, not to encourage cigarettes or smoking but simply to pull back sales from illegal to legal products. The small pack (10 sticks) proposal, which we at the Malaysia-Singapore Coffees
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo moves to protect kids from passive smoking at home, in cars

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly is set to pass an ordinance Oct. 5 to prohibit smoking in private homes and cars if there are children around. The idea, at this stage largely symbolic as the ordinance would not carry penalties for violators, is to prote
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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CHAN: Who should Malaysia blame for its booming illicit cigarette trade?

The government had oversimplified the problem by assuming price hikes would decrease the cigarette consumption in lower income families. However, with cheaper alternatives available, the citizens turned to illegal cigarettes with price tags of RM3 – RM8..
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No kiddie pack. Every life counts — National Council of Women’s Organisations

NCWO lauds the Malaysian Government for instituting numerous achievements in tobacco control and in ratifying the [FCTC]...In 2010 the Government also took a strong stand in banning the sale of small cigarette packs also known as “kiddie packs”. This is
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Europe, Sweden] Swedish snus wants place in EU tobacco directive

which is currently banned across Europe, is trying to find its way into the EU tobacco directive, with supporters pointing to evidence suggesting it is appropriate for the protection of public health. But the European Commission has made it clear it has
EurActiv
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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