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NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine

“We need a national debate on nicotine,”...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks...“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”
New York Times
added May 26, 2015 09:40
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[District of Columbia] NAVA: Taxing and regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco is bad public policy

From a public health and economic growth perspective, taxing and regulating the industry the same as tobacco is bad public policy. E-cigs should be treated as an alternative to tobacco, and they should be taxed and regulated differently as well.
Washington DC Examiner
added May 25, 2015 15:59
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HASSINK: LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Healthy, safe environments are one of three basic needs of children

As part of our ongoing effort to reduce or eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke, we recently sent a letter asking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to ban smoking in federally supported multi-unit housing.
American Academy of Pediatrics
added May 25, 2015 09:40
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PLETKA: Another View: History of smoking policy offers lesson regarding guns /Just as with nonsmokers, noncarriers have rights, too.

just as with nonsmokers, noncarriers have rights, too....the Declaration of Independence (as well as the Ninth Amendment?) also allows my – perhaps even greater – “inherent and inalienable” rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 24, 2015 21:39
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[Russia, UAE: Abu Dhabi, Uae: Dubai] GREENFIELD: Bloomberg Takes Tobacco Ban to Dictatorships

UAE, an actual tyranny, meeting with “leaders” to promote a tobacco ban....Dubai is built on slave labor. Bloomberg visited a place described as a 21st century slave state to warn about the dangers of smoking. Here’s what is really hazardous in the UAE…
Front Page Magazine (Center for the Study of Popular Culture)
added May 24, 2015 20:59
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GLANTZ: New Smoke Free Movies ad lists the number of kids each movie company delivers to Big Tobacco

Are the studios in the movie or the tobacco advertising business? The ad is also at http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/sfm-ads/ad-105 It appears in The Hollywood Reporter on May 26 and Variety on May 27, 2015.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2015 16:26
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GLANTZ: On screen, smoking is 99.93% healthy

Four thousand different characters have smoked in 1,100 top-grossing movies since 2002. If only three of these film characters were diagnosed with lung cancer or heart failure, that’s a (potential) on-screen mortality rate of 0.07 percent (less than one-
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2015 16:24
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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[USA] SANDERS: The TPP Must Be Defeated | Sen. Bernie Sanders

Phillip Morris is using this process to sue Australia and Uruguay for passing laws designed to prevent the children in those countries from smoking. These countries should be rewarded for taking action to protect the public health of their citizens. Inste
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 22, 2015 12:06
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[Louisiana] TAYLOR: Why Lafayette’s smoking ban failed

Tuesday’s vote by the Lafayette City-Parish Council not to ban smoking in clubs and bars came down to personal freedom versus public health...That makes sense because the Republic philosophy tends to support individual rights and personal freedoms and le
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added May 22, 2015 11:38
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