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The EPA Is Acting Like Big Tobacco

in 1995, Glantz and other researchers unearthed documents...When Pruitt announced the EPA’s new science policy on Tuesday, Milloy was one of the few people invited to the event—reporters were not—because he has been a longtime proponent of the “secret sc
The New Republic
added Apr 26, 2018 12:45
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Pruitt's 'Transparency' Rule Would Use Big Tobacco Plan to Gut EPA Science

comes straight from a 1996 memo from lobbyist/lawyer Chris Horner to tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds... another major advocate of this push to identify “extra-judicial” approaches is Steve Milloy. Like Horner, Milloy has worked on behalf of both coal and toba
DeSmogBlog
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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Climate deniers and tobacco flacks headline the EPA’s new science standard announcement

“This day vindicates the efforts of some real heroes in the public health debate — Dr. Robert Phalen, Dr. James Enstrom, Dr. John Dunn, M.D., and Steve Milloy.”... James Enstrom...has published research defending the impact of both tobacco smoke and dies
Think Progress (blog)
added Apr 25, 2018 10:33
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FDA Update on Provisional Substantial Equivalence (SE) Review Process

FDA is announcing a change in its process for reviewing the marketing SE Reports for a subset of tobacco products – known as “provisional substantial equivalence tobacco products” – that have been provisionally permitted to be sold on the market since 201
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Apr 19, 2018 23:37
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[UK] Ghosts of Bristol’s shameful slave past haunt its graceful landmarks

A petition to rename a building honouring a tobacco baron has led to fresh calls for the city to come to terms with the roots of its wealth
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:34
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[California] GLANTZ: The tobacco industry is using the same old arguments against San Francisco law ending the sale of flavored tobacco products

their unsuccessful campaign in 1988 to block Proposition 99, California’s landmark tobacco control education and research program. Back then they argued that if the voters increased cigarette taxes there would be a huge increase in crime. Check out thei
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 19, 2018 19:28
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Origins in the USA in the 1980s of the warning that smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes: a historical, documents-based assessment with implications for comparative warnings on less harmful tobacco/nicotine products

New evidence of oral cancer causation emerged along with a much-publicized case of a teenager dying of oral cancer. Public health concerns also arose over a widespread, successful marketing campaign implying smokeless was a safe alternative to cigarettes.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 20:43
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[North Carolina] Duke University, which has a long history with tobacco, will go smoke-free in 2020

Included in the ban will be cigarettes, cigars and hookahs but not chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes or therapeutic nicotine products. On-campus stores will stop selling tobacco products this July. "In taking this important step, Duke will be joining many o
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 17, 2018 19:38
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[UK] LETTER: Continuing impact of slavery past and present

The money that paid for the Wills Memorial Building, and much else in Bristol, was actually generated by the exploitation of the labour of British workers, mostly women and girls, in the Bedminster factories, built after 1886. The Wills family have more
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:54
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Ads for E-Cigarettes Today Hearken Back to the Banned Tricks of Big Tobacco

The collection, archived within the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, highlights the tobacco industry’s efforts ...Jackler has close to 13,000 items in his collection pertaining to this recent fad, and his research has revealed troubling
Smithsonian Magazine
added Apr 15, 2018 17:46
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