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Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

"You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their lighters," she said. "And once that no-smoking sign went off, the cabin would fill up with smoke. It was just oppressive."
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 23, 2015 21:42

What Airlines Were Like Before the Smoke Cleared

If you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago. Tracy Sear, a flight attendant with US Airways, was looking over some Facebook posts from colleagues recal
New York Times
added Feb 23, 2015 15:31

Govern Yourselves, State Lawmakers Tell Cities, but Not Too Much

Often these efforts are driven by industry, which finds it easier to wield influence in 50 capitols than in thousands of city hall...The strategy was pioneered by tobacco companies 30 years ago to override local smoking bans. It was perfected by the Natio
New York Times
added Feb 23, 2015 13:27

[New York] Celebrating 25 years of smoke-free US flights, American Lung Association calls for comprehensive smoke-free laws

"We are very proud of the role the American Lung Association played in making smoke-free skies a reality 25 years ago, and today we're still aggressively fighting to protect Americans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke," American Lung Associati
Niagara Frontier Publications
added Feb 23, 2015 12:35

Time Flies When You're Not Smoking / Celebrating 25 Years of Smokefree Skies

Check out these throwback tips to the early days of nonsmoking airplane flights. As hard as it is to believe now, 25 years ago, people were so used to being able to smoke wherever they wanted that we needed to give them advice on making it through the fl
American Lung Association
added Feb 23, 2015 12:33

As U.S. Celebrates 25 Years of Smoke-Free Airlines, It’s Time to Make All Workplaces and Public Places Smoke-Free

Despite the success of such laws and the conclusive evidence regarding the serious health risks of secondhand smoke, far too many people are still exposed. A report issued earlier this month by the CDC found that one in four non-smoking Americans – 58 mi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 23, 2015 12:31

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher

Historians and sociologists of science say that since the tobacco wars of the 1960s, corporations trying to block legislation that hurts their interests have employed a strategy of creating the appearance of scientific doubt, usually with the help of ost
New York Times
added Feb 21, 2015 22:27


In the end, the ruling didn’t change much: on remand, the Oregon Court of Appeals reinstated the original $79.5 million punitive damages judgment. Philip Morris appealed to the Supreme Court again, which responded by withdrawing its writ of certiorari –
added Feb 21, 2015 10:19

3 Reasons Why Tobacco Is the Most ‘Successful’ Industry in History

First, there was the bad news. John Oliver skewered the industry for its litigation frenzy in his popular show last week. Then came the good news. According to a Credit Suisse research report released last week, tobacco is America’s most successful indu
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
added Feb 21, 2015 10:16

GLANTZ: Is Oscar an ashtray? 57% of nominated films include tobacco imagery in 2015

Smoke Free Movies broadly-backed proposal to R-rate future movies with smoking would permit an exception for films depicting the smoking of an actual historical person who used tobacco, as in a biographical drama or documentary.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 19, 2015 17:33
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