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[UK] CLARK: Imperial’s smoke and mirrors

a shrewd sense of political timing. Imperial has opted to axe England’s last cigarette factory, blaming “increasing regulation”, ten days after Jane Ellison, the public health minister, ordered tobacco companies to scrap branded boxes in favour of plain p
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:25
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SMMC says tobacco ban is a 'shameful idea'

sergeant major of the Marine Corps will fight for Marines' right to buy and use tobacco products on base, despite Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's full support of a review of the product's use and sales aboard military installations. Sgt. Maj. Mike Barret
Marine Corps Times
added Apr 15, 2014 17:33
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[Europe] ARCHIVE: CRONIN: The muscle and money of Big Tobacco

There should be no room for nuance when tobacco is discussed. Six million lives are lost to smoking every year. The companies that cause this suffering deserve to be treated as pariahs. So why is the EU accommodating them?
EUobserver.com
added Apr 15, 2014 17:27
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The Chamber of Commerce's European Foray / Shining Big Tobacco’s Shoes

The truth is that de Gucht is conniving with big business to destroy or dramatically weaken health, environmental and labour standards and democracy itself. The US Chamber of Commerce was the American pressure group most consulted by officials working f
CounterPunch
added Apr 15, 2014 17:23
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Guest column: Big Tobacco should butt out of trying to make laws in Florida

Big Tobacco is clearly behind House Bill 169 in the Florida House of Representatives. It would prevent local communities from deciding for themselves how to prevent youth from being exposed to tobacco products. If House Bill 169 is passed, all control
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 20:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] ISIGUZO: Repackaged Tobacco Control Bill and Matters Arising

For public health experts, the repackaged bill will not only reduce the tobacco health burden the nation currently shoulders, it will also draw positive attention to Nigeria in the committee of nations that have signed and ratified the World Health Organ
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Apr 13, 2014 23:42
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THEEL: Now Fox News Is Defending Tobacco-Cancer Denial

Like the Heartland Institute, Fox News also had ties to the tobacco industry and its attempt to avoid regulation in the wake of documented health impacts from its products. Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox, wa
Media Matters for America (blog)
added Apr 10, 2014 18:56
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Advocates urge increase of Maryland's tobacco tax

Health advocates are urging lawmakers to back their call for a higher tobacco tax, saying an extra dollar a pack will reduce teen smoking rates. Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative advocates contend that raising the tax is really a health issue and not
WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore, MD)
added Apr 10, 2014 10:00
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The Climate Deniers Are Using the Same Tactics as the Tobacco Industry

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) released its fifth report "debunking" the findings of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to the NIPCC report, which was published by the conservative think tank the
Truthout
added Apr 9, 2014 15:20
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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics / And the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury it.

when tobacco companies agreed to drop deceptive marketing practices under a settlement agreement with 46 states, many of the scientists and consultants on the industry's payroll transitioned seamlessly into defending BPA.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 9, 2014 10:10
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