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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

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

MILLER: Controversial Trump Nominee Michael Dourson Is Finally Leaving EPA Job He Never Had

Dourson had a history of supporting weakening standards for toxic chemicals to the detriment of people’s health—working for the tobacco industry to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke, the chemical industry to bless Teflon, and the Koch brothers to d
added Jan 31, 2018 03:46
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Indiana Health, Business Organizations Call for an Increase in State Cigarette Tax

The Raise It for Health campaign joined 25 leading Indiana health and business organizations today to call for an increase in the state's cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack, which would immediately help 50,000 adults quit smoking and prevent 40,000 kids from
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN)
added Jan 31, 2018 02:34

[Washington] Research is mixed, but King County forges ahead on smoking ban in parks

Visit a public park in Bellevue, and you can light up a cigarette, chew tobacco or puff on an e-cigarette all you want. Do so in Kent, and you’re technically breaking local law. In Seattle’s city parks, it’s verboten to smoke, but chewing tobacco and vap
Crosscut (Seattle, WA)
added Jan 31, 2018 02:34

Smoking age increase unanimously approved by Indiana House panel

The vote was unanimous. A panel of Indiana lawmakers approved a bill Monday to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Testimony indicates 30 states have considered raising the minimum smoking age, but only five stat
WNDU NBC 16 (South Bend, IN)
added Jan 30, 2018 15:48

[New Zealand] Tobacco companies resist excise tax increase

Māori Public Health organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, is concerned that this will limit the effectiveness of the tax increase to reduce smoking rates, and that tobacco companies should be forced to increase the prices of their products by the total percentag
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:51

[Ireland] 'Heated cigarettes' must face highest taxation here - TD

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West Colm Brophy has called for those 'heated cigarette' products to be taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:50

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group on tobacco tax rise: We rely on you, DOF

A health group yesterday welcomed Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III’s announcement that the Department of Finance’s (DOF’s) proposed tax package will include higher tobacco tax.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:50

[Australia] Oncologists want smoking age raised to 21

The Medical Oncology Group of Australia and the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia want the legal age in Australia raised from the current 18. "We know from research that 95 per cent of all adults start smoking before they turn 21, said MOGA chair C
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:49
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