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[Asia] Coalition opposed to plain packaging has many ties to tobacco industry

An "international coalition" consisting of 47 organizations ... signed a letter and sent to World Health Organization...individual members of the anti-plain packaging coalition have also received tobacco industry funding. Other signatories count tobacco c
Asian Tribune
added Jun 17, 2016 02:41
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[Illinois] LETTER: A Property Manager’s Perspective: Smoke-Free Housing Protects Your Investment and Your Residents

The safety of our residents at Oak Park Apartments is among our top priorities... Our company and our residents have experienced tremendous benefits from going smoke-free. Our no-smoking rule has saved us thousands of dollars when it comes to property da
Chicago Defender
added Jun 16, 2016 13:52

Adult smoking generally declines, still higher among Alaska Natives

Smoking rates continue to decline in Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services... The survey also showed an uptick in e-cigarette use among both high school students and adults. This year was the first year the survey asked
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Jun 15, 2016 16:28

WORLD PROGRESS WATCH / US smoking rate sees faster decline

Indeed, many states with the lowest taxes also have the weakest smoke-free laws... The discrepancy is not just between states, but also demographic groups. Men, youth, American Indians, lower-income people, and the lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 13, 2016 21:37

[New York] Small Relics of a Colossal Disaster

The causes of the fire aboard the General Slocum...remain murky, but contemporary accounts seem to agree that it began with a lit cigarette or a match igniting straw in a storage room... The New-York Historical Society currently houses more than 20 artif
New York Times
added Jun 11, 2016 15:33

Martin Luther King in Connecticut: Closer to a Promised Land / SLIDE SHOW King’s Tobacco Summers in Connecticut

King spent two summers working in the fields around Simsbury, and he later credited that time with helping him decide to enter the clergy...“After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation,” he wrote of that 1944 trip i
New York Times
added Jun 10, 2016 17:00

GLANTZ: The White House told FDA that Black lives don’t matter

In a stunning action that prioritized tobacco industry interests over Black (and other) lives, the White House removed the overwhelming evidence presented by FDA demonstrating the impact of menthol and other flavors in enticing African Americans, as well
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 7, 2016 15:52

[UK] British American Tobacco v Department of Health judgment (PDF) (386pp)

there had never arisen the remotest prospect of the common law compensating the former slave owners for the deprivation of their property. In The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 Parliament addressed the manumission of slaves in the colonies. This awarded co
Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (uk)
added Jun 3, 2016 17:48

[California] VIDEO: Tony Gwynn family: Tobacco industry targeted African Americans

The lawsuit states that the industry honed in on young African-American men in particular, citing a “Project Apollo” marketing campaign that would distribute free samples in “the largest African-American population centers nationwide.”
USA Today
added May 26, 2016 08:13

[Mississippi] Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

The more a person smoked, the greater their rate of kidney decline, the findings showed. People who smoked up to 19 cigarettes a day had a 75 percent greater decline in kidney function. People who had 20 or more cigarettes a day had a 97 percent greater
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 25, 2016 23:07
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