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Awash in Big Tobacco cash, California legislators side with tobacco industry

Since 2013, tobacco companies contributed $173,100 to members of the Assembly's 21-member Governmental Organization committee, which recently gutted legislation that sought to limit the marketing and use of electronic cigarettes by defining them as tobac
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 18, 2015 11:25
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U.S. Chamber Interference in Countries’ Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use: Country Case Studies

The U.S. Chamber and its European AmCham affiliates, expressing many of the same arguments used by the tobacco industry, intervened at a number of points during TPD negotiations arguing that proposed measures such as standardized packaging (also known as
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids International
added Jul 16, 2015 13:23
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Justices' Financial Reports Shed Light on Alito 'Unrecusal'

The federal judiciary on Thursday afternoon released all nine justices’ latest financial reports, which cover their financial activity in 2014. The reports include details on the justices’ income, travel and investments, as well as any gifts they receive
National Law Journal
added Jul 7, 2015 15:00
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[UK, USA] GORNALL: Why e-cigarettes are dividing the public health community

The tobacco industry used to be seen as the enemy of public health, but the move into e-cigarettes and harm reduction has seen some experts shift their views. Are they right or does industry have more cynical motives? Jonathan Gornall reports
British Medical Journal
added Jun 25, 2015 09:28
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Kentucky tobacco farm suits allege low pay, poor housing

Lawsuits has been filed against five tobacco farms in Kentucky by migrant workers claiming they were paid insufficient wages and forced to live in deplorable conditions despite being hired through the federal H-2A program.
Farm World
added Jun 11, 2015 10:49
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[Canada] Sixty health and legal experts release poll for World No Tobacco Day and express alarm over near zero awareness of landmark provincial lawsuits against Big Tobacco. (PDF)

“less than 10 percent of Canadians know that the provinces are suing tobacco companies over their behaviour”... Today, the Campaign is making public both the poll and the letter from more than 60 health and legal experts pressing provincial attorneys gen
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:22
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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[Asia, India] World Bank exits event funded by tobacco companies

The World Bank pulled out of the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Tax Forum, which is to be held in New Delhi from May 5-7, as the event was to be co-organized by a consortium funded by several transnational tobacco companies.
Times of India
added May 5, 2015 09:01
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Can smokers still go to heaven?

A. I’m confident that the priests of the 1970s who smoked tobacco products are probably in heaven ... Today, though, there might well be a stricter moral calculus as information grows about the risks of tobacco use.
Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
added Apr 13, 2015 11:18
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[Asia] VIDEO: 'No Proof That Tobacco Causes Cancer': MPs Make India a Laughing Stock

more MPs from the BJP and the Congress come out and say there is no proof of a link between tobacco and cancer, while a beedi baron sits on a Parliamentary panel that wants the government to be kind to the beedi industry. Have these MPs make India a laugh
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Apr 3, 2015 23:16
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