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How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes / California takes center stage in fight between health groups and tobacco firms

The battles aren’t just here. Despite the tobacco industry’s tarnished public image, it is operating a powerful and massive influence machine in statehouses from Salt Lake City to Topeka. With a playbook crafted nearly 20 years ago, the tobacco firms use
Center for Public Integrity
added Apr 11, 2016 22:37
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Conspiracy Theory Or Marketing? Why Tobacco Companies Spent So Much On AIDS Research

A new paper claims the historical involvement of tobacco companies during the early days of the response to the AIDS epidemic was just a cynical marketing ploy to distract the public from the dangers of smoking.
Science 2.0
added Apr 11, 2016 17:45
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calpers bet on big tobacco is bad economics for california industry and influences

In the past 15 years, smoking has added an estimated $200 billion in health care costs in the state, while costing California businesses $10.35 billion in lost productivity. Smoking adds $3.58 billion every year to the combined state and federal Medicaid
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 9, 2016 18:23
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] RANALD: High Court the final authority? Think again

majority of Australians oppose ISDS in the TPP. They oppose the idea that a global tobacco company or a global mining company should have special legal rights... The Panama Papers scandals show that global companies already have enormous power to both eva
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34
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Vaping's Dirty Little Secret

there are still plenty of pockets for kitchen-mixed juice companies to hide. As much as the industry has tried to self-regulate, it’s unlikely the spectre of the garage lab will truly be vanquished until federal regulations come into play.
Vice.com
added Apr 8, 2016 18:07
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‘Public enemy no. 1’: Tobacco industry funding for the AIDS response [FREE FULL TEXT]

This article analyzes the history of tobacco industry funding for the AIDS response – a largely ignored aspect of private donor involvement...This raises questions, which this paper seeks to answer, about if donations by tobacco companies to AIDS organiz
Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS: An Open Access Journal
added Apr 8, 2016 17:49
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[Africa, Canada, USA] Big Tobacco sought to enhance own image by fighting AIDS, study says

While such practices continue in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS groups elsewhere have disavowed tobacco funding — one HIV advocate calling the former financial links a “pact with the devil,” the paper notes. The authors say that should be an example f
National Post (ca)
added Apr 8, 2016 17:43
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[California] EDITORIAL: CalPERS should not resume nasty tobacco habit

“No public pension fund should associate itself with an industry that is a magnet for costly litigation, reputational disdain, and government regulators around the globe,” Chiang said in a statement. The rest of the CalPERS board ought to follow Chiang
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Apr 6, 2016 21:39
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Does Tobacco Violate Human Rights? Inter-American Commission Ponders Question

The thematic hearing, held at the Organization of American States (OAS), was the first time the Commission has formally considered tobacco... Expert witnesses from three groups – Action on Smoking and Health (ASH US), the InterAmerican Heart Foundation (F
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:30
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calpers rethinks ban on tobacco stocks

is stunning that they would consider reversing course in spite of the nearly $200 billion spent in the state on tobacco-related health-care in the last 15 years and the $155 billion in lost productivity that businesses in the state have endured due to sm
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 6, 2016 16:40
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