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GLANTZ: Addiction refuses to allow discussion of industry ties to criticism of our “softening paper”

we did respond, noting that Plurphanswat and Rodu’s paper followed the well-established pattern of tobacco industry-funded researchers trying to create controversy about research inconsistent with industry interests, the fact that Rodu had understated his
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 4, 2016 17:29
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Contesting the Science of Smoking

A decade after a judge ordered tobacco companies to acknowledge the dangers of low-tar cigarettes, they continue to dispute the scientific consensus.... Gori did not respond to phone messages.
The Atlantic Monthly
added May 4, 2016 16:40
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[West Virginia] Wife accuses husband’s insurance carrier of contract breach

Cincinnati Life is allegedly refusing to honor the claim because they insist his denial during the application process of ever using tobacco is false, since he died of esophageal cancer. The plaintiff states that Robertson never used tobacco.
West Virginia Record
added May 3, 2016 15:51
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20 years later, still unclear whether landmark Texas tobacco settlement was a success

the Beaumont attorney who led the state's case is unapologetic about the results. The state's treasury raked in billions of dollars from the litigation, though only a small fraction...Two decades later, there is no consensus among legal experts on whether
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added May 2, 2016 15:54
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[UK] Museums face attack over tobacco cash ($$)

Signatories said most members of the Royal Academy would be “appalled” to learn that JTI, the company behind Silk Cut and Benson & Hedges, paid almost £40,000 a year for a corporate package that meant its name appeared on all
Times Of London (uk)
added May 2, 2016 15:48
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FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community

FDA officials attribute the higher smoking rate in the LGBT community to the "coming out" process...Tobacco companies are footing the bill for the campaign through fees charged under a 2009 law that created the FDA's tobacco regulation program.
AP - Associated Press
added May 2, 2016 15:14
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[Europe, Sweden] ARCHIVE: Use of snus and lung cancer mortality: Unwarranted claim of causal association

In their paper ‘‘Lung cancer mortality: ComparingSweden with other countries’’, Rodu and Cole present descriptive analyses...We do not demonise the use of snus, but we doadvocate good science, which is always jeopardisedin a paper sponsored by the tobacco
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
added May 2, 2016 14:52
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[North Carolina] Bill restores some funding for youth tobacco prevention

The funding would cover educational health care initiatives about the “dangers of electronic cigarettes and other new emerging tobacco products.” Bingham introduced a similar bipartisan bill, with a $7 million funding request, in the 2015 session. It did
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 2, 2016 13:52
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers blame lobbyists for high taxes here

International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) has claimed that more than $1 billion have been pumped into anti-tobacco movement in last two years by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the pharmaceutical industry
The Economic Times (India)
added May 2, 2016 04:30
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[UK] The Tobacco Industry

Tobacco industry sponsorship of the arts is unacceptable: – Because the tobacco industry was responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century and current predictions are that it will kill one billion people in the 21st. – Because smoking is a m
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:38
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