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Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

During checkups for President Barack Obama, his doctors expressed concern about the difficulty Mr. Obama had quitting smoking. But they never disclosed how often Mr. Obama smoked, making it impossible to calculate what doctors call pack-years, a measure
New York Times
added Jan 14, 2018 15:58

This surgeon general’s famous report alerted Americans to the deadly dangers of cigarettes

Dozens of distinguished physicians have served as the U.S. surgeon general in our nation’s history. That said, we rarely remember their names, including the surgeon general who may have had the farthest-reaching influence on our collective health. That
added Jan 12, 2018 04:18

BARRON: Suing the Industrial Age / New York City’s lawsuit against oil companies for having caused Superstorm Sandy is absurd.

A case can be made that the tobacco companies defrauded individual smokers by addicting them to a deadly product while lying about its safety. Energy companies, on the other hand, sell a product that was an integral element of the historical epoch called
City Journal (Manhattan Institute)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:06

Smoking bans protect both the public and the infants and children of smokers

The column uses data on infant and child health since the first ban in 1990 to show that children are healthier in many dimensions when there is a 100% smoke-free law. Partial smoking bans have a much smaller impact. (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 16:12

[Australia] 'It was a staggering success but I was a drug dealer': Paul Hogan goes from selling smokes to pushing cancer research - and you won't believe his first cigarette TV commercial

WARNING: CONTAINS TOBACCO ADVERTISING MATERIAL Paul Hogan, who introduced Australians to Winfield cigarettes in a wildly successful television advertising campaign, is now asking his countrymen to donate money for cancer research.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:59

[Oklahoma] GLANTZ: The passing of Richard Barnes

He went to war against big tobacco and was instrumental in getting the clean indoor air policy passed in Oklahoma that eliminated smoking in restaurants and public buildings in 2003
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:53

NEUBERGER: Austria’s new government: a victory for the tobacco industry and public health disaster?

This capitulation not only contributes to Austria’s lack of credibility in global tobacco control, it is likely to further exacerbate Austria’s disastrous tobacco epidemic. The smoking ban reversal and other decisions about the tobacco control law, were d
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 11, 2018 02:24

British American Tobacco shows no sign yet of running out of puff

Despite there being fewer smokers in the more health-conscious US, the tobacco business is booming
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:47

[District of Columbia] Smoking banned in House chamber, Jan. 10, 1896

:03 AM EST On this day in 1896, lawmakers amended their rules to ban smoking in the House chamber....The Senate waited until March 9, 1914, to unanimously agree to ban smoking in its chamber. While senators rarely smoked while the body was in session, th
added Jan 10, 2018 06:04

[Illinois] Vrdolyak wants to delay trial while Supreme Court reviews law used to charge him

A 19-page federal indictment against Vrdolyak outlines his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak was promised $65 million from
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jan 10, 2018 01:12
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