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Obeying Court Order, FDA Revamps Tobacco Panel / Four members ousted from agency's tobacco advisory committee.

The shake-up follows a July 2014 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who ordered the agency to overhaul the committee, as well as prohibiting use of its 2011 report that found menthol as a cigarette additive is harmful.
MedPage Today
added Mar 7, 2015 13:19
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[UK] Havering Council tobacco investment ignites health row

Havering Council’s growing investment in tobacco companies has been condemned by health campaigners as “ethically and morally unacceptable”. Nearly £2.5million of the authority’s pension pot is tied up in shares with companies that make cigarettes, cigar
Romford Recorder (uk)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:59
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[Djibouti] BAT refused to sever ties with exile accused of pocketing £50m ($$)

An exiled businessman accused of syphoning £50 million from one of Africa’s smallest countries has worked for British American Tobacco for almost 25 years, documents reveal.
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 8, 2013 01:08
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SIEGEL: Federal Court Rules that Lawsuit Against FDA for Conflicts of Interest on TPSAC Can Proceed

I completely agree that the financial conflicts of interest by virtue of four of the TPSAC members having financial relationships with Big Pharma companies that manufacture smoking cessation products should be disqualifying. The TPSAC is directly recomme
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Aug 13, 2012 15:59
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[Oklahoma] Billion-Dollar Tobacco Settlement Endowment Off-Limits for Teacher Raises

Miller said. "That's irresponsible. Those are not recurring revenue streams that will pay for a recurring expenditure." TSET manages roughly $1 billion. It and its annual earnings are spoken for.
Public Radio Tulsa (Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU)
added Dec 23, 2016 01:34
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[Europe, Malta] Growing minority of non-smokers developing lung cancer – research

Smoking may be the major cause of lung cancer. However, the standard western diet of processed foods can double the risk in people who have never smoked.
Times of Malta (mt)
added May 8, 2016 17:39
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[Canada] The editor is deceased: Fake science journals hit new low

Academic fraud has reached a new level of deceit as a “predatory” journal that prints low-quality research for cash has stolen the identities of a dead doctor and the head of a Canadian science funding agency. Sir Richard Doll was an eminent British epid
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Oct 27, 2015 10:07
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Improving livelihoods in Laos

We’re helping to improve the livelihoods of disabled women in Laos by supporting a vocational training project near our factory in Vientiane. The Lao Disabled Women Development Centre is set to receive funding from our charitable organisation the Altadis
Imperial Brands (nee Imperial Tobacco) (uk)
added May 1, 2015 12:14
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GLANTZ: FDA further damages its credibilty by throwing highly qualified and respected scientists off TPSAC

Here is the statement Tobacco Free Kids put out on March 5. I couldn't agree more.. FDA Errs in Removing Highly Qualified Scientists from Tobacco Advisory Committee – Decision Is Based on Misguided Court Ruling
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:40
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