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10 Overdue Historical Retractions

SMOKING In 1954, the National Cancer Institute issued a comforting statement to a country full of chain-smokers: “If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one.” Ten years later, the U.S. Surgeon
The Daily Beast
added Dec 10, 2013 14:42

SHAFER: What's worse than sponsored content? The FTC regulating it

“By presenting ads that resemble editorial content, an advertiser risks implying, deceptively, that the information comes from a non-biased source.” The law gives the FTC the power to police deceptive advertising and marketing, a power that it routinely d
added Dec 8, 2013 01:18

[Australia] Simon Chapman honoured as Skeptic of the Year: a good time to look back on the historic tobacco plain packaging campaign

It’s an opportune time to publish the recent speech Simon delivered as the 2013 Cunningham Lectureto the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Australian National University, on: Plain packaging of tobacco products: a case study in radical health policy
Crikey (au)
added Nov 25, 2013 08:43

Tuscaloosa remembers smoking report published 50 years ago

with some personal ads he collected as a child, Blum created an exhibit that highlights the presence of cigarettes in the past fifty years. Dr. Blum has also produced a documentary that ties in with the exhibit. He is calling it "The Lost Legacy of the S
added Nov 23, 2013 14:08

David P. Nicoli

During his time at PM, Nicoli helped organize and coordinate the company's lobbying activities to fight tobacco-related public health legislation. In his job in PM Federal Government Affairs office, he was charge of grassroots mobilization for PM, and hi
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Oct 31, 2013 20:13

How IPCC Climate Reports Are Like The Surgeon General's Cigarette Warnings

Sometimes they even use the same people, as Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain in their must-read book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming Pollution.
Think Progress (blog)
added Aug 23, 2013 00:10

Shimp v. New Jersey Bell Telephone Co.

An office worker was granted an injunction to ensure a smoke-free area in her workplace. The court said that the “evidence is clear and overwhelming. Cigarette smoke contaminates and pollutes the air, creating a health hazard not merely to the smoker bu (Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI))
added Aug 16, 2013 14:52

PHAI publishes new resource:

PHAI has just published a new website consisting of searchable summaries of over 600 secondhand smoke lawsuits based in the United States. The cases stretch back to the 1970s and the data was most recently updated in July, 2013. We will continue to upd
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Aug 16, 2013 14:42

[New York] EDITORIAL: Ten years after indoor smoking ban, opponents proven wrong

Given all of the early kicking and screaming about the 2003 statute and the earlier helmet and seat belt laws, which have all demonstrably contributed to a healthier New York, one wonders just how off base complaints may be about other new transformative
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Jul 25, 2013 12:08

[New York] Indoor smoking ban's 10th anniversary observed

Events around the state this week will mark the 10th anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act, which banned smoking in nearly all workplaces, including restaurants and bars statewide. In Genesee County, public health advocates, elected officials and local
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added Jul 22, 2013 05:36
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