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HAYNES-MASLOW: A Lunchroom Lesson: Repackaging Tobacco for a Food Fight, Part 2

This week, I focus on public health’s arguments to counter tobacco and how we might extend this to the debate on the National School Lunch Program... The public health community argued that non-smokers should have the right to be free from the harmful eff
Union of Concerned Scientists
added Apr 1, 2015 11:43

Missouri Candidate Picks Up Where She Left Off After Rival’s Suicide

A week before Mr. Schweich, 54, took his own life, a dormant political action committee named Citizens for Fairness, which had been used the previous year in an unsuccessful effort to fight a smoking ban in St. Joseph, Mo., re-emerged with a radio commer
New York Times
added Mar 30, 2015 08:53

Hemp Hookahzz Releases 40 mg and 24 mg CBD E-Liquid, a Healthier Vaping Choice and Compelling Alternative to Medical Marijuana

Made in the USA with natural ingredients, Hemp Hookahzz' new e-liquids offers a generous dose of Cannabidiol, the therapeutic ingredient in hemp, without the psychoactive effects of marijuana
PR Newswire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:22

[New Jersey] Chris Christie Calls Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana 'Blood Money'

described taxes on legal marijuana as "blood money" and said that states that legalize the drug "put the lives of children and citizens at risk" for financial gain, the Asbury Park Press reported Thursday.
TalkingPointsMemo (TPM) blog
added Mar 27, 2015 11:57

Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

such money is tainted by these donors’ efforts to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate more acceptable than it would be if “a major tobacco company offered to fund an exhibit for them devoted to lung diseases.”
New York Times
added Mar 24, 2015 00:57

Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

"What this shows is that sugar interests were running science manipulation in as sophisticated a manner as 'Big Tobacco' was back in the 50s and 60s," said Stanton Glantz, a professor at UCSF, coauthor of the study and longtime anti-tobacco advocate.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Mar 11, 2015 15:00

[District of Columbia] DC Bans Pot-Smoking in Bars, Activists Threaten Protest

A battle is shaping up in Washington, DC over the City Council's decision Tuesday to ban marijuana use in bars and at private events. Initiative 71 supporters say they may protest the decision with a massive smoke-out on Apr. 20.
added Mar 8, 2015 10:08
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[Massachusetts, Ohio] LETTER: Burke: Danger from smart meters, Wi-Fi

career tobacco scientist Peter Valberg assisted the MA Dept. of Public Utilities in negating health concerns regarding smart meters, and contributed significantly to the fraudulent DPU docket 12-76-B. One month earlier, career tobacco scientist Peter Valb
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Mar 7, 2015 12:20

[Mid-east] EDITORIAL: Who is more respectable among the lawyers here?

Yet somehow there is little disparagement of lawyers who defend corporations responsible for causing major terrorism in the Middle East and evading U.S. sanctions against Iran. The banks — Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, S
Manchester (CT) Journal-Inquirer
added Mar 6, 2015 17:17

[California] Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday.
The Daily Bruin (UCLA)
added Mar 6, 2015 13:17
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