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Lawyer who targeted tobacco companies encourages state suits against drug makers for opioid crisis

Among the lawyers is Michael Moore, who filed the first state lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994 when he was attorney general of Mississippi. Soon after he left office in 2004, Moore got involved in lawsuits filed against OxyContin maker Purdue Ph
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Jul 26, 2017 03:10
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[North Carolina] Northwest Almanac: Matchmaker helped move factories to suburbs

This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Dec. 12, 1999. / When D.D. Bean and Sons decided to build a match factory in Forsyth County in 1959, there was a certain logic to the company’s decision. After all, Winston-Salem was the cigaret
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 25, 2017 13:59
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ARCHIVE: Citation Bias in Reported Smoking Prevalence in People with Schizophrenia

Studies reporting very high prevalence of smoking among people with schizophrenia are cited more often than those studies reporting a low prevalence, a result consistent with citation bias. This citation bias probably contributes to the misinformation ava
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
added Jul 23, 2017 20:07
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[Japan] A Story of Tobacco

In front of a girl with the traditional Japanese hairstyle, a small man on a desk says, "women descended from tobacco." The girl laughs at him and traps him under a glass. The angry man puffs on a cigarette in a pipe and blows smoke at the girl. The girl
National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (NFC). (jp)
added Jul 21, 2017 05:00
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Le CiNéMa Club Presents Its Movie of the Week. What?

The 1926 “A Story of Tobacco,” directed by Noburo Ofuji (whose memorial museum is the subject of part of the website), is a fantastical fable that mixes live action and animation in a fashion not dissimilar to what the American animator Max Fleischer wa
New York Times
added Jul 21, 2017 04:53
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Physicians’ views on the role of smoking in smoking-related diseases: findings from cross-sectional studies from 1982–2014 in Estonia [FREE FULL TEXT]

From 1982 to 2014, physicians’ attitudes towards the health risks of smoking improved in Estonia. However, their assessment of a causal role of smoking in smoking-related diseases was related to their own smoking habits and ethnicity. A further decline
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 16:55
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[UK] Signs are that cigarette bans are working, says Cumbria health boss

When the smoking ban came into force, Mr Cox was working in Manchester. He moved to Cumbria in 2014. He believes the legislation was without doubt the right thing to do. “It was something that we’d been campaigning for for a long time. It was one of th
Cumberland News (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 16:39
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL Long-ago blast demonstrates the necessity of regulations

It happened July 17, 1891, when a load of nitroglycerin and dynamite being hauled on a wagon on East Maiden Street blew up. ... Think about it. Nitroglycerin. Dynamite. Hay. And a cigar. What could have possibly gone wrong? One hesitates to say “never,
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Jul 18, 2017 22:51
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What Impact Has the UK Smoking Ban Had?

More Brits are kicking the habit / Kids are less keen / Fewer people are hospitalised / Glossy packs are gone / Awareness of passive smoking has increased / No smoking at train stations / A drop in the number of teen smokers / Smoke free cars / E-cigs are
Labmate (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:52
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: The policy termites slowly eating out the foundations of smoking

Tobacco is the only product where legislation mandates plain packaging: 17 nations have either implemented, legislated it or announced they will. Tobacco is also the only product that has to be stored out of sight in retail outlets. All these factors do
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 18, 2017 01:52
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