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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
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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
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[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
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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
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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
Reuters
added Dec 8, 2013 01:18
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[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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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
AL.com
added Nov 23, 2013 14:08
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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
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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
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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
SmokeLitigation.org (Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI))
added Aug 16, 2013 14:52
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