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BAILEY: Elizabeth Whelan, Fierce Fighter Against Junk Science, Is Dead. - Hit & Run

Whelan had devoted her life to combatting the misinformation and disinformation that are all-too-often peddled by activist charlatans. I could count on her and ACSH to steer me right when reporting on public health, environmental, medical, and reg
Reason Magazine
added Sep 17, 2014 22:35
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Big pay, low payoff at NYC nonprofit

Whelan, 69, who has a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and founded the nonprofit in 1978, brushed off criticism. “We are more active than ever before"... Current projects include...Ross’ testimony on “reduced-risk tobacco” at an FDA hea
New York Post
added Sep 17, 2014 22:31
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VIDEO: A tribute to Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, 1943-2014

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce that Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan, the founder and president of the American Council on Science and Health since its beginnings in 1978, passed away yesterday.
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Sep 17, 2014 22:18
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Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

it has also argued for controls on handguns and tobacco sales...the council... has disparaged critics of smokeless tobacco... She wrote a total of 27 books. Several attacked the tobacco industry for lack of openness
New York Times
added Sep 17, 2014 22:16
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E-Cigarettes Make Their Way Into Hollywood Movies

E-cigarette companies may be taking a page out of Big Tobacco’s old playbook. While the former has been banned from paid product placement in Hollywood films for nearly two decades, e-cigarette companies are not. And it looks like they are seizing oppor
International Business Times
added Sep 16, 2014 03:43
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RAEBURN: "Stand Up To Cancer" didn't stand up to tobacco.

celebrities who told tearful personal stories probably didn’t know that a portion of the money raised by Stand Up To Cancer has come from the manufacture, sale, and advertising of cigarettes....medical writers missed a good story. And if we don't raise qu
Knight Science Journalism at MIT
added Sep 15, 2014 17:38
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KFC-Owner Yum Brands (YUM) Tries Saigon Street Food / E-cigarettes are coming to the movies.

“I don’t see a problem with glamorizing something that saves lives,” SmokeStik’s CEO Bill Marangos tells The Wall Street Journal. His company paid for product placement in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Actress Milla Jovovich puffs at
ABC News
added Sep 15, 2014 13:35
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Museum to Hone Image of the P.R. Profession

Bernays organized a campaign to present cigarettes as “torches of freedom”....His wife, Doris E. Fleischman, became a lifelong smoker and died of a stroke in 1980. Mr. Bernays spent much of his later career pushing public relations companies not to work
New York Times
added Sep 15, 2014 00:39
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[UK] Star's lookalike to perform at stop smoking event

A David Beckham lookalike will be appearing in Enfield today at an event to help people give up smoking. But the visitor will show appearances can be deceptive when he demonstrates his football skills as part of a humourous event to help people quit.
Enfield & Haringey Independent (uk)
added Sep 13, 2014 20:08
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Have The Health Risks of E-cigarettes Been Underestimated? Alarming New Study Results Revealed

And e-cigarette vapors can even make dangerous germs harder to kill ... She exposed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, to e-cigarette vapors. One day later, mice getting vapor-exposed germs had three times as many bacteria
Design & Trend
added Sep 13, 2014 17:57
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