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HUMMEL: Tell your lawmaker: no smoking in Florida parks | Opinion

Senate Bill 562 has already passed two committees unanimously....Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, who chairs that committee, has yet to give HB 627 a fair hearing.... A single legislator should not be able to hold up legislation supported by such a large per
Florida Today
added Feb 2, 2018 16:48
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New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part I - 50 shades of gray frame

This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his involvement in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The series is intended to identify new ways in which t
The Communication Initiative Policy and Practice Blogs
added Feb 1, 2018 05:05
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TIMES INSIDER|What We’re Reading: Scientific Sway

From MIT Technology Review: This riveting story looks at how propagandists use science against itself to secretly influence policymakers... describes the smoking industry’s decades-long disinformation campaign to sow doubt about whether smoking causes can
New York Times
added Jan 31, 2018 04:20
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The tricks propagandists use to beat science

40 years or more after the Reader’s Digest article....The reason for this sluggishness is easy to see in hindsight and described in detail...in The Merchants of Doubt...How easy is it for malicious actors to distort the public perception of science?...Tod
MIT Technology Review
added Jan 31, 2018 04:13
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THACKER: The pharmaceutical industry is no stranger to fake news

In a tobacco company’s budget, a line item for Steven J. Milloy showed that he was on the tobacco payroll while also writing columns that disparaged the science of secondhand smoke...I never learned if Milloy had direct ties to pharmaceutical companies,
statnews.com
added Jan 31, 2018 03:57
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MILLER: Controversial Trump Nominee Michael Dourson Is Finally Leaving EPA Job He Never Had

Dourson had a history of supporting weakening standards for toxic chemicals to the detriment of people’s health—working for the tobacco industry to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke, the chemical industry to bless Teflon, and the Koch brothers to d
AlterNet.org
added Jan 31, 2018 03:46
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Indiana Health, Business Organizations Call for an Increase in State Cigarette Tax

The Raise It for Health campaign joined 25 leading Indiana health and business organizations today to call for an increase in the state's cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack, which would immediately help 50,000 adults quit smoking and prevent 40,000 kids from
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN)
added Jan 31, 2018 02:34
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4 revelations from a reuters investigation into philip morris

uncovers the company’s methodical, long-term plan to undermine public health science and global anti-smoking efforts...1. PMI uses secret strategies to undermine the World Health Organization’s international tobacco reduction efforts.... 2. The company ha
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 30, 2018 16:40
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[New Zealand] Tobacco companies resist excise tax increase

Māori Public Health organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, is concerned that this will limit the effectiveness of the tax increase to reduce smoking rates, and that tobacco companies should be forced to increase the prices of their products by the total percentag
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:51
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[Ireland] 'Heated cigarettes' must face highest taxation here - TD

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West Colm Brophy has called for those 'heated cigarette' products to be taxed at the same rate as regular cigarettes - the highest rate for tobacco products - when they are introduced to Ireland.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:50
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