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Who Knew What and When?

Pisgah Forest in North Carolina's transylvania County may seem like an odd place for human health fortunes to have pivoted, but there's something to be said for it. Here in the fall of 1953 an experiment was conducted that would change how tobacco compani
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Sep 13, 2012 15:09

[Canada] Blowing smoke: the history of tobacco-specific nitrosamines in Canadian tobacco

In view of this information brought to light in this paper, any claims by tobacco companies that they were acting prudently by lowering TSNA levels are unwarranted. They fail to acknowledge that it was their actions that raised TSNA levels in the first p
Tobacco Control
added Jun 8, 2016 18:45

[New York] A Humane Revolution

IN 1903, New Yorkers executed an elephant on Coney Island, effectively torturing her to death. Accounts vary a bit, but it seems Topsy was a circus elephant who had been abused for years and then killed a man who had burned her on the trunk with a cigar
New York Times
added May 16, 2016 14:45

[Australia, France] GEMMELL: Smoking has become a public declaration of stupidity

I was struck by how many people still smoke, huddling outside buildings in the freezing cold as if they’ve got huge invisible signs on their foreheads shouting “company loser”....Several girlfriends have recently taken up smoking again after decades of a
The Australian (au)
added Mar 8, 2015 23:56

3 Reasons Why Tobacco Is the Most ‘Successful’ Industry in History

First, there was the bad news. John Oliver skewered the industry for its litigation frenzy in his popular show last week. Then came the good news. According to a Credit Suisse research report released last week, tobacco is America’s most successful indu
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
added Feb 21, 2015 10:16

[Asia, Israel, USA] A breath of fresh air

Israel was among the first to pass legislation restricting smoking in workplaces and other public places as long ago as the early 1980s. One doesn’t suffer from secondhand smoke in elevators, cinemas, taxis, health-fund clinics, lecture halls or buses an
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 26, 2014 07:06

[Canada] Day 197: Peter Hoult holds forth

I struggled to recall details of the previous appearance of former RJR-Macdonald president, Peter J. Hoult ... after the barbarians at the gate gave Mr. Hoult the heave-ho in 1989 he was considered by BAT for a position within its ranks. Headhunters colle
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jan 14, 2014 12:13

NOVOTNY: Irreconcilable Conflict: The Tobacco Industry and the Public Health Challenge of Tobacco Use

it should never be treated as a stakeholder because it is unlikely that the industry will ever be part of the solution to the public health challenge of tobacco use. The profits from selling cigarettes and alternative tobacco products are simply too great
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Aug 28, 2013 16:45

[Canada] Day 159: Filling in some missing pieces

"I have also asked Counsel for JTIM to provide me with any documents from the Attorney General discovery that are directly responsive to my mandate," ... A theme underlying the questions put to Mr. Perrins today involved the information he left out of hi
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 22, 2013 10:44

[Russia] STAN: Nine ways Mitt is morally bankrupt

If true morality is evidenced by how one treats his fellow man, Romney’s reputation should be under water
Salon Magazine
added Nov 5, 2012 12:07
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