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OTTO: A Plan to Defend against the War on Science

A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing public doubt about science... In the 1960s tobacco, for example, companies mounted a campaign to create public uncertainty ab
Scientific American
added Dec 10, 2016 00:41
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Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee

Babies exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke take in THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in pot, a new study shows. Researchers discovered traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in urine samples from babies and toddlers in Colorado whose parents smoked
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 9, 2016 21:51
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Secret sugar industry documents could fuel wave of lawsuits

Stanton Glantz, a key researcher behind the secret tobacco industry documents that fueled litigation in the 1990s, recently obtained Sugar Research Foundation documents that allegedly include communication among sugar industry executives.
Legal NewsLine
added Dec 2, 2016 23:27
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KAPLAN: Could the FDA be dismantled under Trump?

“You can be against regulation all you want, but the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is not something that is malleable within executive orders,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior adviser to Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, which has long batt
statnews.com
added Nov 29, 2016 03:03
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Judge Allows “We Shall Overcome” Trademark Lawsuit to Move Forward

Plaintiffs allege that the author of the underlying work is unknown, that it is unclear who changed ‘will’ to ‘shall,’ and that a Black tobacco worker named Lucille Simmons changed ‘I’ to ‘We.’ Simmons is not listed as an author in the application to regi
Spin
added Nov 23, 2016 00:14
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[Colorado] Opponents say barring pot use in Denver businesses unwise

On Nov. 8, Denver voters approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing willing bars and restaurants to give people the option to use marijuana alongside a cocktail or meal. Smoking pot would not be allowed inside, and the locations would have to first get
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 20, 2016 21:05
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Denver to Allow Marijuana in Bars: What's the Health Impact?

"Secondhand marijuana smoke has 33 cancer-causing chemicals, according to the California EPA, and some of the same chemicals in marijuana smoke are also into tobacco smoke"...won't have to worry about much with the new law is getting a secondhand high.
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Nov 19, 2016 19:10
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[California] More Americans Use Prescription Painkillers Than Tobacco

Many doctors question the priorities of the FDA for focusing on vaping regulations while not doing enough to combat the opioid epidemic. “We require tobacco companies to put warning labels on tobacco products; you don’t really see that in opioid product
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:17
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New “Secondhand Smoke” raising concerns in Connecticut

They are striving to create awareness of what is being labeled, the “new secondhand smoke” – wood burning smoke. “One of the reasons it’s a problem is the particulates in wood smoke are so small,” said Alderman. Smoke she says can travel for half a mil
WTNH-DT Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)
added Nov 18, 2016 18:25
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FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICA: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (PDF)

chapters in the Report review the science associated with the major substance...Tobacco, also an addictive substance, is mentioned only briefly, because problems...have been covered extensively in other Surgeon General’s Reports.14-16,100-103
SurgeonGeneral.gov
added Nov 18, 2016 00:27
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