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'Merchants of Doubt' review: Manufacturing dissent on climate change

tobacco companies knew their product was unhealthy, knew it was addictive, and knew other people were starting to know this, too. They had to do something. So they hired a PR company. And the flacks came up ways to fight back, first assailing the resear
NJ.com
added Mar 9, 2015 16:38
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Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it

sow doubt and discredit science to maintain industry profits was one honed by the tobacco industry... Among the many thousands of documents, is Bad Science: A Resource Book – described in Merchants of Doubt as a “how-to handbook for fact fighters”. Produ
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 7, 2015 18:46
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Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ Separating Science From Spin

“Merchants of Doubt” links cigarettes and climate — with a fascinating and troubling detour into an investigation by The Chicago Tribune of the flame-retardant industry — by noting that both the playbook and many of the players are the same.
New York Times
added Mar 5, 2015 10:41
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MERCHANTS OF DOUBT SHOWS HOW CORPORATE LIES INFECT OUR MINDS, FROM TOBACCO TO CLIMATE CHANGE

This material might be familiar to Frontline viewers and readers of serious magazines, but Kenner's telling of the stories proves independently dramatic: It's heartening to hear Chicago Tribune reporters Patricia Callahan and Sam Roe dish about exposing
LA Weekly
added Mar 8, 2015 15:38
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[Rhode Island] RI’s indoor smoking ban marks 10 years

“We are celebrating 10 years of protecting Rhode Islanders from secondhand smoke,” said Karina Holyoak Wood, director of Tobacco Free Rhode Island. “We are happy to see that 10 years later we have a healthier state.” One person very happy to see a healt
Cranston (RI) Herald
added Mar 4, 2015 18:00
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Decades Of Hallmark Cards Come To Life Virtually With The Launch Of eCards "Time Machine" Hallmark opens up the vaults to create virtual greetings from decades past

Hallmark Cards has cracked open its century-old archives. Hallmark eCards' new web experience, called "Time Machine,".... Smoking was more common, if the "up in smoke" birthday card (1950s) is any indication.
PR Newswire
added Mar 5, 2015 16:37
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Celebrating 10 years of a healthier Rhode Island

Now, in 2015, Tobacco Free Rhode Island is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration, to recognize and honor the legislators, business owners and advocates who were essential in securing the Public Health And Workplace Safety Act.
Beacon Communications (Warwick, RI)
added Mar 3, 2015 13:30
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[UK] NUCCITELLI: Fossil fuel industry caught taking a page out of the tobacco playbook

In essence, both industries funded their own scientists, like Willie Soon, who would produce research to cast doubt on the prevailing scientific consensus. Members of Congress then cite this shoddy research to claim the science isn’t settled, and to just
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 17, 2015 11:31
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Annual Healthcare Spending Attributable to Cigarette Smoking

8.7% (95% CI=6.8%, 11.2%) of annual healthcare spending in the U.S. could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion per year. More than 60% of the attributable spending was paid by public programs, including Medicare, other
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Apr 6, 2015 17:16
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