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Indonesian Health Issues Go Up in Smoke

Nafsiah soon learned that the Health Ministry’s plan to enact an implementing regulation on tobacco control would meet huge resistance, not just from tobacco companies and farmers but also from fellow cabinet members.
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Dec 21, 2012 08:32
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[New York] A Critic’s Tour of Literary Manhattan

Lorin Stein, the editor of the Paris Review, replied that the smoking ban “was the death knell for a certain kind of protracted hanging out that was once central to literary life in the city.”
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2012 12:04
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[North Carolina] Developer says 'no' to hotel project for Reynolds building

Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels said Thursday the current room rates and demand were not strong enough to justify the investment for the hotel it envisioned.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 15, 2012 22:02
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[Georgia] Burning a hole in how cigarette ads used blacks

Hank Willis Thomas' primary focus in the Trois Gallery exhibition "Believe It" is the kind of 1970s-era cigarette ads featuring stylish black women and hyper-confident black men that appeared in magazines such as Ebony.
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Dec 1, 2012 11:43
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Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid -- Crosbie and Glantz -- Tobacco Control

the tobacco industry's use of international trade agreements to oppose policies to strengthen health warning labels (HWLs). . . . companies’ own lawyers as well as authoritative bodies have told the companies that the rights they claim do not exist.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 29, 2012 13:09
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[Delaware] LANDGRAF/BROWN: Ten years later, smoking ban pays for state

By discouraging the social acceptance of tobacco, the Clean Indoor Air Act helped reduce smoking levels among Delaware's youth fall to all-time lows. . . . There is still work to be done. In our personal lives, we should create smoke-free zones, such as
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Nov 27, 2012 06:56
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[Canada] Tobacco Lawsuit Quebec: Big Tobacco Lawyers Want Expert Witness Barred From Trial

Lawyers for three of Canada's largest tobacco firms are attacking the credibility of a prominent witness in a massive class-action lawsuit against the industry. Robert Proctor is a historian from California's Stanford University who has published extensi
Canadian Press
added Nov 26, 2012 16:40
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The evolution of health warning labels on cigarette packs: the role of precedents, and tobacco industry strategies to block diffusion

Beginning in 2005, as a result of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), GHWLs began to spread. Effective implementation of FCTC labelling provisions has stimulated diffusion of strong health warning labels despite i
Tobacco Control
added Oct 24, 2012 13:13
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PLOTKIN: Smoking at the Opera

In noticing that Carmen, perhaps the most tobacco-stained character in all of opera, returns to the Metropolitan Opera Friday, I began to think about the seldom-discussed topic of smoking in the opera world.
WQXR (New York Public Radio)
added Oct 20, 2012 13:37
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[Canada] Day 71: A rushed day with another Northern Irish Chemist

Justice Riordan frequently gave a firm direction for the "next question." At one point - I believe a first for this trial - he put closure on a witness, saying crossly. "I am NOT going to give you more than 2 days with this witness. You had better use you
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 18, 2012 15:03
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