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The FDA is taking aim at menthol and other tobacco flavorings. Here’s why that may be tricky

Can he do that? It’s not entirely clear whether the FDA has the power to ban menthol in cigarettes... What about menthol in e-cigarettes? Unanticipated by the landmark Tobacco Control Act, the delivery of nicotine by electronically heated dispensers — va
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 18, 2018 20:59
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Big Tobacco prepares to fight proposed ban on menthol cigarettes

The past few days, in some industry watchers’ eyes, have been just important a moment in the fight against smoking. “I think it’s as big of a milestone, and builds off those earlier milestones,” said Joelle Lester, director of tobacco control for the Pub
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 18, 2018 20:48
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The Disturbing Focus Of Juul's Early Marketing Campaigns

Jackler and his group have maintained an archive of Juul’s deleted posts (much of which is available on SRITA’s site), including more than 2,500 tweets and 400 Facebook and Instagram posts, as well as material from Juul’s website, emails and print campaig
Forbes
added Dec 10, 2018 22:03
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[New York] Jean McClelland: Cigarette cases prove to hold value

One of the first serious collectors of Tobacciana (tobacco-related items) was George Arents, and today his collection is housed in the New York Public Library. This collection includes Martin Waldesmuller's 1507 book about American natives chewing on a
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Nov 12, 2018 00:39
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[UK] Government faces calls to oust housing tsar who allegedly described homosexuality as 'not normal' and Islamophobia as a 'propaganda word'

Scruton was damaged by the revelation in 2002 that he was taking money from tobacco companies while criticising the World Health Organisation campaign against smoking. In 2016 he was knighted for ‘services to philosophy, teaching and public education’. B
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:05
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[Central America, Latin America] Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World

Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe on a scale unsurpassed by any other Americ
amazon.com
added Nov 3, 2018 15:36
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[UK] 'The Alf Garnett of architecture': Roger Scruton to chair buildings commission

In 2002, Scruton was dropped as a columnist by the Financial Times after leaked emails showed he had offered to place pro-smoking stories in the press...will chair the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission, which aims to expand on the ways in wh
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:03
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[Texas] 'Smoke and Mirrors' exhibit clears air on smoking advertisements

On loan from the Texas Medical Association, the three banners making up the exhibit are decorated with multiple advertisements detailing the growth of both tobacco and anti-tobacco movements. Librarian Roxanne Bogucka, who organized the exhibit at UT, sa
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:39
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Interior Northwest Indians used tobacco long before European contact

Washington State University researchers have determined that Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco at least 1,200 years ago, long before the arrival of traders and settlers from the eastern United States. Their finding upends a long-held view that in
HeritageDaily
added Oct 30, 2018 21:49
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Ron Colone: The changing landscape of smoking

Whether the advent of vaping and cannabis will come to be seen as a significant health advancement, like vaccines, antibiotics and imaging techniques, remains to be seen, but I find the evolution of smoking, through the lens of health, public safety, fas
Santa Maria (CA) Times
added Oct 30, 2018 17:08
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