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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics / And the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury it.

when tobacco companies agreed to drop deceptive marketing practices under a settlement agreement with 46 states, many of the scientists and consultants on the industry's payroll transitioned seamlessly into defending BPA.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 9, 2014 10:10
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[District of Columbia] After Two-Year Fight, White House Withdraws Halligan for D.C. Circuit

"I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of Senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," Obama said in a statement. "This unjustified filibuster obstructed the majority of Senators from
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Mar 23, 2013 09:09
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Joe Camel, Marlboro Man Return to Advertising in Echo of Tobacco Wars

Soda Marketers and Anti-Chemical Industry Groups Turn to Familiar Playbook
Advertising Age
added Jul 1, 2012 07:56
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[Canada] How recreational cannabis will be packaged

Come legalization, packaging for cannabis products must have a single colour with a standardized font style, cannot have “embossed, shiny or metallic” designs on it, and the use of branding and logos will be limited. Labels must include health messages,
Vancouver (BC) Weekly (ca)
added Jul 19, 2018 18:08
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[UK] Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis

Tobacco firm Imperial Brands is investing in UK biotech company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). The move comes as campaigning to allow marijuana products for medicinal purposes gathers pace. A company subsidiary, Imperial Brands Ventures, is taki
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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[Canada] B.C. premier says pot smokers may face same outdoor rules as cigarette smokers

Marijuana smokers in British Columbia may have to abide by the same public smoking rules as tobacco users when cannabis becomes legal, Premier John Horgan said Tuesday. Horgan said his government is still formulating its marijuana policy, but may follow t
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:27
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[Canada] Backgrounder / Protecting People in Ontario from the Health Impacts of Cannabis

Under Ontario's cannabis legislation, it will only be legal to use recreational cannabis in private residences. People will not be allowed to use any form of recreational cannabis in public places, workplaces or when inside a motor vehicle.
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:22
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NYHAN: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding h
Washington Post
added Jul 23, 2014 20:36
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Its implementation will be scrutinized and dissected by Canadians ahead of the next election in 2019, as well as other nations that the prime minister has said may follow suit if the measure proves a success.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:25
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