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Hiring Discrimination for Smokers, Obese Rejected in U.S.

Fewer than one in eight Americans, 12%, say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire people because they are significantly overweight. Similarly, 14% of Americans say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire smokers.
Gallup Organization
added Jul 22, 2014 16:06
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Hookah a hit with Iranian youth

Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran and India, but its recent resurgence in popularity among young Iranians is raising alarm bells with health professionals.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:30
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LORILLARD, et. al. v. FDA, et. al.: MEMORANDUM OPINION (PDF)

the presence of conflicted members on the Committee irrevocably tainted its very composition and its work product. In turn, the Committee's findings and recommendations, including reports such as the Menthol Report, are, at a minimum, suspect, and, at wo
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
added Jul 22, 2014 15:16
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GLANTZ: Judge Leon strikes again: His ruling on FDA’s Tobacco Advisory Committee is misguided and must be appealed

Judge Richard Leon, who has consistently ruled against the FDA on everything related to tobacco, is at it again, ruling that the FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee is flawed. (Why does every tobacco case on the FDA end up in front of the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:04
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[Canada] Freedom of Speech and the right to lie to Parliament

The unresolved issues today are whether or not the company presidents were liers or outliers and, if the former, whether they can ever be held responsible for using Parliament as part of their efforts to mislead the public.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:58
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Peer Influence Leads Teens to Start, Stop Smoking — But Effect is Stronger for Starting

In a study of adolescent friendship networks and smoking over time, the researchers found that friends exert influence on their peers to both start and quit smoking, but the influence to start is stronger.
American Sociological Association
added Jul 22, 2014 13:41
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New regs for Wednesday: Baby carriers, wage garnishment, smokeless tobacco

Wednesday's edition of the Federal Register contains... FDA on Tuesday proposed collecting information and studies on the effects of smokeless tobacco products. "FDA would send letters to tobacco product manufacturers and importers who FDA has identified
The Hill
added Jul 22, 2014 13:27
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Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report

While the agency has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, the ruling could hinder the FDA’s ability to defend any future regulation of the minty smokes. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washin
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:18
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[Denmark] Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose the same risk to children. Still, this study suggests that nicotine itself, not just tobacco, may be a hazard d
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 22, 2014 12:58
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[Australia] Cigarettes: roll your own vs factory-made

Unfortunately for the (usually poorer) people who tend to smoke rollies, they are both less natural and more harmful. In factory-made cigarettes, the additives make up about half-a-per cent of the dry weight of the tobacco. But in the rollies, the additi
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:45
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