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Did Mr Lee Kuan Yew create a Singapore in his own image?

Yew nagged and cajoled a nation into improving its social habits...By the 1960s, he was allergic to tobacco smoke. So smoking was banned in his office and the Cabinet room. In the 1970s, an anti-smoking campaign banned cigarette advertising in Singapore.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 24, 2015 06:17
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[Singapore] Lee Kuan Yew: patriarch's paternalism symbolised by gum ban

Singapore's reputation as a "nanny state" - where the sale of chewing gum is banned and persistent litterbugs can be fined up to S$10,000 (US$7,000) - is one of the more notorious legacies of Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 22, 2015 17:37
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1 in 5 Americans still smoke a half-century after first surgeon general's report on its dangers

She listed these steps: Increased taxation would price buyers out of the market, smoke-free laws that prohibit smoking in certain areas need to be enacted in all states, and Medicaid must do more to help smokers quit. More prevention programs and pressure
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Mar 21, 2015 12:02
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MUSTAIN: That Time Big Tobacco Hired a Sugar Researcher to Help Them Muddle the Science on Health

formed SRF in 1943 to fund research...11 years before the creation of the (TIRC)...In 1954, the TIRC hired SRF’s first scientific director, Robert Hockett...to help the tobacco industry learn key science manipulation tactics from the sugar industry.”
Scientific American blogs
added Mar 20, 2015 22:17
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] The FCTC: 10 Years After

On 27 February 2005, the WHO FCTC first came into force. It remains the only legally binding global health treaty. As part of the WHO day-long symposium on the FCTC and MPOWER, a plenary session on the 10-year-old treaty gave a snapshot of the world pr
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 20, 2015 12:04
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AUDIO: Connecticut Grown Tobacco

While farmers in several North Central towns, like Enfield, are still growing tobacco in deceptively simple wood barns, tobacco is no longer the economic engine that once required farmers to recruit help from all over the country. It’s hard to find someo
WNPR - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN)
added Mar 17, 2015 14:51
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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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State-of-the-Art Office-Based Interventions to Eliminate Youth Tobacco Use: The Past Decade

Pediatric providers can and should play an important role in addressing tobacco use and dependence, both in the youth they care for and in parents who use tobacco.
Pediatrics
added Mar 16, 2015 14:35
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The Lifestone Cigarette Holder (ca. 1964)

Smoke inhaled through the Lifestone Cigarette Holder passes over a small radium source. The manufacturer noted that the "wondrous efficacy of radium emanation protects your health from injurious element in cigarette and makes it sweeter and milder," and
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:27
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[South Carolina] Birth of a Freedom Anthem

“Dear Brothers,” one miner entreated in 1909, “let us not drop that old song"...decades later in Charleston, S.C., when 1,100 black and white employees of the American Tobacco Company cigar factory struck for higher pay and better working conditions. For
New York Times
added Mar 14, 2015 17:56
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