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[UK] Pension funds review tobacco divestment

Just 15 years ago, the tobacco industry was considered to be in terminal decline, given its exposure to multibillion-dollar lawsuits, government clampdowns on marketing and rising consumer aversion to smoking in developed countries.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 24, 2016 15:45

[Europe] Pressure grows for Commission President Juncker to end tobacco lobbying secrecy

Splits occur within European Commission, as European Parliament, Ombudsman and NGOs increase the pressure for implementing UN rules for contacts with tobacco industry lobbyists.
Corporate Europe Observatory (be)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:42

[Asia, Pakistan] PMPKL installs 458.6 kWp solar panels at manufacturing units

Philip Morris Pakistan Limited (PMPKL) has installed solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kotri and Sahiwal with combined capacity of 458.6 kilowatt peak (kWp). The solar panels are also capable of CO2 emission reduction by up to 362 tonnes/ann
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 21, 2016 19:26

[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco company's tactics scrutinised

Cambodia’s top-selling cigarette firm achieved dominance by courting senior political figures and vigorously opposing public health legislation, according to a study published this month in medical journal Global Public Health. Twenty years after moving
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Apr 21, 2016 11:14
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California pension board backs off tobacco divestment study

CalPERS spokeswoman Rosanna Westmoreland says the chairman of the investment committee agreed Wednesday to reconsider the tobacco divestment study approved two days earlier. She says the study will be reconsidered at next month's meeting.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 21, 2016 10:42

Should we welcome food industry funding of public health research?

Researchers should accept research grants from the food industry, write Paul Aveyard and Derek Yach, but Anna B Gilmore and Simon Capewell say that it biases science
British Medical Journal
added Apr 21, 2016 10:28

Key health websites blindfold consumers on tobacco product risks

Writing in the International Journal of Drug Policy, UB faculty member Lynn Kozlowski and David Sweanor of the University of Ottawa point out that many websites omit information showing that products such as e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and snus are f
University of Buffalo
added Apr 20, 2016 15:07

[California] CalPERS to study possible reinvestment in tobacco

decided on Monday to review the potential impact of reinvesting in tobacco, 16 years after the pension fund dropped the controversial asset from its portfolio. The move to review tobacco divestment by the largest U.S. pension fund has caught the attentio
added Apr 19, 2016 14:06

[California] ANGELIDES: CalPERS Should Just Say No to Tobacco

Felix Rohatyn...put it best: “There is no contradiction between the fiduciary responsibility of a pension fund manager and the social responsibility of a public official.” CalPERS should remember his words and firmly reject re-opening the debate on tobac
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 18, 2016 22:11
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SIEGEL: American Thoracic Society Lies to Public, Claiming that Smoking is No More Hazardous than Vaping

The American Thoracic Society is not only lying about the hazards of smoking, but it is also hiding a financial conflict of interest that is relevant to its statement and should have been disclosed in the press release. Namely, the American Thoracic Soci
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 18, 2016 21:18
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