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Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Dr. Oreskes and Dr. Conway called these men “Merchants of Doubt,” and this spring the book became a documentary film, by Robert Kenner. At the heart of both works is a description of methods that were honed by the tobacco industry in the 1960s and have si
New York Times
added Jun 15, 2015 09:33
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[China, UK] E-cigs a 'consumer-driven' revolution born from a bad dream

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit.
Reuters
added Jun 11, 2015 16:49
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[California] EXCLUSIVE: 'Brian Wilson was on deathwatch - he'd drop lit cigarettes in bed, lying in his own waste.’

Grossly overweight and addicted to drugs, Wilson was on the 'verge of death' in a Los Angeles hospital bed in late 1982 when Eugene Landy was asked to step in. Describing the tragic scene, Evan said: 'Brian was on deathwatch, he was so incapacitated he w
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2015 15:34
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[Asia, India] Use of tobacco glorified in visual media, says judge

Lack of proper role models who can caution against the side-effects of glorification of vices such as smoking and drinking in the visual media is having a cascading effect on youth in the impressionable age.
Times of India
added Jun 1, 2015 11:02
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GLANTZ: Why is James Marsden smoking a cigarette in the movie but a toothpick in the ad for "The D Train"?

a still from the movie clearly showing Marsden smoking a cigarette but the ads for the movie and its official website show the same image of the two actors (bottom photo), this time with a toothpick in Marsden's mouth. What's going on?
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 10, 2015 10:01
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[California] In Historic First, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Votes to Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

“Today’s vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is truly historic and a huge step toward eliminating tobacco from baseball for good. San Francisco will become the first city to take tobacco out of baseball, setting a powerful example that all of
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:27
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[Ohio] At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, a Generational Push and Pull

Ms. Cyrus’s Instagram feed could make a nice interactive addition to the collection: Before joining Ms. Jett onstage for a fiery rendition of “Crimson and Clover,” she posted photos of herself ... making an obscene hand gesture to a “no smoking” sign bac
New York Times
added Apr 19, 2015 22:58
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[Louisiana] Does Angie Know? Brad Sneaks Away For Cigarette Break In New Orleans

The revelation that Pitt is smoking is especially shocking considering 39-year-old Jolie shared her struggle in order to raise awareness amongst those who might be at high risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Radar Magazine
added Apr 19, 2015 17:01
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‘BOOM!’ Obama’s ‘personal’ story of climate change gets smoked

Secondhand smoke does indeed aggravate asthma, but don’t tell that to the president who has a “climate change” agenda to sound the alarm about.
Twitchy
added Apr 9, 2015 00:04
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[UK] Comedian Tracey Ullman's 85-year-old mother dies in house fire started by cigarette butt

Mrs Ullman has been left 'deeply saddened' after discovering Doreen Skinner died in the fire at her ground-floor retirement flat in Holtspur, Buckinghamshire, on Monday. The 85-year-old was discovered by firefighters around 11.20pm.
This is Money (uk)
added Mar 30, 2015 08:59
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