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[New York] Editorial: Anti-smoking efforts proved we can reverse ills

We also face bad behavior from corporations: predatory and dishonest practices chief among them. Via government action, social pressure, education and concerted effort, we can begin to curtail these ills. It isn't easy, but we've proven, over the past 50
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jan 13, 2014 22:33

Legal Agreement Moves Tobacco Companies Closer to Finally Telling the Truth to the American People

Judge Kessler’s verdict and the corrective statements she ordered are necessary reminders that tobacco’s devastating toll over the past 50-plus years is no accident. It stems directly from the tobacco industry’s deceptive and even illegal practices. As J
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 11, 2014 13:27

New Zealand progressing to becoming smoke-free

"We've lost 200,000 New Zealanders to tobacco since that date [1964]," says Dr Murray Laugesen, who has worked in the anti-smoking sector for 30 years. During that time New Zealand has moved, along with the rest of the world, towards tobacco regulation,
TV3 (nz)
added Jan 10, 2014 11:19

[Pennsylvania] Progress slow, steady as Americans fight to stop smoking

It would take awhile, however, for the real effects to be felt. Many Americans listened, but most still reached for their cigarettes, including Ann Sailor, a New Castle, Pa., mother of two. She didn't actually quit until three years later, after her two d
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jan 10, 2014 00:55

Tobacco and health: Where there’s smoke

Ten scientists (all men; half smokers) analysed 7,000 studies ... The report called smoking a habit, not an addiction. But apart from that, it hit the coffin nail on the head.
The Economist
added Jan 9, 2014 16:50

WHITE: Leave smokers alone

smoking exposure 30 or 40 years in the past and are so unreliable they were rejected in the original 1964 Surgeon General’s Report. … In fact, in the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report the authors rejected the retrospective studies and focused on the remaining
The Commentator
added Jan 8, 2014 02:59

[USA, Wisconsin] Article by UW-Madison expert highlights 50th anniversary of surgeon general's smoking report (Jan. 7, 2014)

A new report of the U.S. Surgeon General will be released Thursday, Jan. 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. According to the CDC, 18 percent of Americans still smoke, and 440,000 die from tobacco use each year. In contrast, 43 percent of A
University of Wisconsin
added Jan 7, 2014 20:51

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
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