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ARCHIVE: Science for hire: a tobacco industry strategy to influence public opinion on secondhand smoke.

In this report, we detail the pervasive nature of the so-called ETS Consultants Program, outline the wide range of activities undertaken by the consultants, and highlight the role of the industry's corporate attorneys in creating and managing this program
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 6, 2017 00:44

ARCHIVE: Turning free speech into corporate speech: Philip Morris' efforts to influence U.S. and European journalists regarding the U.S. EPA report on secondhand smoke.

what we report here is that even journalists can fall victim to well-orchestrated and presented public relations efforts regardless of their scientific validity. It is not clear how various professional media organizations oversee the ethical conduct of t
Preventive Medicine
added Feb 6, 2017 00:35
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ARCHIVE: Turning science into junk: the tobacco industry and passive smoking.

Lessons ... include a need for awareness of competing interests, for transparency concerning funding, and for adherence to rigorous quality assurance and peer review practices. The goal of "sound science" seems an admirable one; it should not, however, be
American Journal of Public Health
added Feb 6, 2017 00:34

ARCHIVE: Constructing "sound science" and "good epidemiology": tobacco, lawyers, and public relations firms.

Public health professionals need to be aware that the "sound science" movement...reflects sophisticated public relations campaigns controlled by industry executives and lawyers whose aim is to manipulate the standards of scientific proof to serve the corp
American Journal of Public Health
added Feb 6, 2017 00:32


the House Committee on Science Science, Space, and Technology is expected to hold a hearing...lawyers and PR strategists orchestrating the secret science effort...have connections to either big tobacco, oil, or both — and almost all have been affiliated w
The Intercept
added Feb 5, 2017 15:27

GLANTZ: Republicans Want to Make the EPA Great Again by Gutting Health Regulations (with lots of tobacco ties)

Lerner just posted a great story on efforts to redefine science to make issuing health regulations almost impossible. The people involved have lots of tobacco ties... “The Secret Science Reform Act,” a bill that would limit the EPA to using only data tha
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 5, 2017 15:23

Congressmen Send Letter to Pence Regarding FDA Cigar Regulation

Those three congressmen are Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.; Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; and Lou Barletta, R-Penn. The letter argues that FDA’s decision to include premium cigars as part of its deeming regulations was unnecessary as cigars do not pose a serious pub
added Jan 31, 2017 19:44

Democratic state attorneys general begin Trump pushback

State attorneys general have a history of banding together. Most notably, a series of lawsuits from them led to the 1998 tobacco industry settlement under which cigarette makers agreed to pay states more than $200 billion over 25 years.
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Jan 31, 2017 18:12

Nicopure Labs Responds to Report on Reshaping the U.S. Tobacco Policy

The report – authored by Clive Bates, director at Counterfactual, Eli Lehrer, president and co-founder of R Street Institute and David Sweanor, adjunct professor of law at University of Ottawa – highlights eight federal strategies to fight smoking, promo
PR Newswire
added Jan 31, 2017 15:10

[UK] NNA asking for permission to intervene on the SNUS ban

A spokesperson for the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA)...the organization is appealing to the High Court in London, asking "for permission to act as an independent intervenor in the Swedish Match application to challenge the ban on snus".
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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