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Why Tobacco Control still won’t publish tobacco industry funded work, even if the funding is laundered through PMI’s new ‘independent’ foundation

The tobacco industry will continue to exploit the harm reduction agenda to reposition itself as a legitimate stakeholder in health research and policy. Regardless of our individual views on the potential harms and benefits of emerging nicotine delivery d
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 26, 2017 20:59
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[Florida] 2 law firms sanctioned $9.1M for 'immense waste of judicial resources' in tobacco litigation

The law firms “are held to account for the immense waste of judicial resources and contempt shown for the judicial process occasioned by maintaining over a thousand non-viable claims,” the order says. “Counsel evinced a conscious disregard of their profe
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:15
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[Florida] Law firms fined $9.16 million for filing frivolous tobacco complaints

improper claim submissions by Wilner.... “Over and over, plaintiffs’ counsel explained that these problems were the result of the unique logistical difficulties involved in managing so many individual lawsuits. “And over and over the District Court remi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2017 14:09
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

But Tedros said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns and heard the “different issues” raised. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs (no
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2017 17:47
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[Zimbabwe] W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’

After days of scathing criticism around the globe for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, a “good-will ambassador” for health, the leader of the World Health Organization said on Sunday that he had rescinded the title.
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2017 17:46
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[UK] Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row

she promoted a new product from the Marlboro manufacturer, Philip Morris, at this year’s Tory party conference. Labour has questioned whether Kate Marley, who quit as Cameron’s special adviser last year, breached parliamentary rules barring ministers and
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 14:12
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[Zimbabwe] WHO ‘rethinking’ naming Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

Decision will be re-evaluated after appointment of Zimbabwean despot provokes global anger
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 22, 2017 23:53
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
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[Nevada] Democratic Committee Will Ban Funds From Donors That ‘Conflict’

The Democratic National Committee voted to ban donations from certain corporate political action committees -- including those tied to tobacco companies, gun makers and payday lenders -- that “conflict” with the party’s platform. DNC members approved the
Bloomberg News
added Oct 22, 2017 23:45
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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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