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[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

[California] Tony Gwynn's family sues tobacco industry over star's death

The court filing lists eight defendants, including Altria Group Corp. and US Smokeless Tobacco Co. LLC., and two people the suit says ran an intramural softball team called "Skoal Brothers" at San Diego State in the late 1970s. The "Skoal Brothers" provi
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2016 13:20

[Arkansas] Faith leaders gather at Capitol to promote 'No Menthol Sunday'

Local pastors and faith leaders want members of their congregations to say no to mentholated tobacco products. They gather at the Arkansas State Capitol Friday to promote "No Menthol Sunday" this Sunday, May 22. Those leaders say the tobacco industry ta
KATV Channel 7 (Little Rock, AR)
added May 23, 2016 16:19

JEFFERSON: F.D.A. Should Ban the Sale of Mentholated Tobacco Products

Research shows that a menthol ban could save millions of lives -- particularly black lives ...But the F.D.A. already has the authority to regulate mentholated tobacco products too and they have failed. Miserably.
New York Times
added May 11, 2016 13:29

Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

The campaign — called Fresh Empire — features videos with dancers, DJs, beat-boxers and rappers...."They're helping us seed the notion that you can be hip-hop and tobacco-free," she says. "We went into different communities and found these up-and-coming d
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2016 17:25

Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy

faster declines in cancer mortality for blacks were driven largely by substantial drops in deaths from lung cancer. Smoking has declined faster for blacks than whites, and in most of the past 15 years, blacks have had lower smoking rates than whites
New York Times
added May 8, 2016 20:11

National Alliance for Hispanic Health statement on FDA Action on Tobacco: Will Save Lives And Help Reverse Hispanic Tobacco Tipping Point

will save lives by finally including cigars, hookah tobacco, pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes as regulated products. No form of tobacco use is safe and the rise of smoking among Hispanic youth, particularly use of e-cigarettes, has created a tobacco tipping
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2016 18:41

[North Carolina] NC lawmaker sued as farm workers claim some wages unpaid

Seven Mexican farm laborers are suing a North Carolina legislator, claiming they weren't paid wages due from working on the lawmaker's crops...Jackson...has received financial backing from agribusiness contributors. His farm operations grow...and tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added May 3, 2016 16:09
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