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China hit by extreme air pollution

A large swath of China has been gripped for days by what is being called an "airpocalyse," a prolonged spell of the worst air pollution on record in Beijing.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 15, 2013 23:33
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[California] The Climate Change Denying, Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the No on 37 Campaign

Today, the No on 37 campaign’s already tattered credibility was dealt yet another big blow with news that its “top scientist” is nothing more than a corporate shill willing to misrepresent himself and the University for which he works.
Current TV, LLC
added Oct 7, 2012 12:37
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A tobacco moment, a fiscal cliff, and a Grexit: All are examples of shorthand for hugely complex current economic and financial problems

The Economist quotes a chief executive of a multinational bank, “This is the banking industry’s tobacco moment,” and explains that the reference is to “the lawsuits and settlements that cost America’s tobacco industry more than $200 billion in 1998.”
Gulf News (ae)
added Aug 5, 2012 22:27
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U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren't there

, it seems awfully hard for people to find a job. Anyone who goes into science expecting employers to clamor for their services will be deeply disappointed.”
Washington Post
added Jul 7, 2012 23:05
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[California] GLANTZ: Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

With enormous potential to influence policy, the state should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The analysis found that requiring plain packaging and large warni
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 14, 2018 20:16
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[California] COLLINS: It’s High Time For Weed On Campus

while the university may be right for banning smoking and tobacco products, as second-hand smoke kills 50,000 non-smokers every year, these strict policies shouldn’t fully affect the school’s future marijuana policies.
The UCSD Guardian
added Jan 9, 2018 03:03
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Toxic Grants: Food Companies Are Still Funding Biased Nutrition Research, Now Overseas

Tobacco companies pioneered these tactics decades ago, funding biased research that downplayed the risks of smoking, including studies published in the 1990s that dismissed fears of second-hand smoke. Fossil fuel companies have also played this game, fund
Inside Philanthropy
added Jan 5, 2018 21:22
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[Canada, California] GRIMES: Pot is A Dangerous ‘Recreation’

who supported the legalization of marijuana, a mind-altering substance known to be addictive? The same lawmakers who have declared tobacco and cigarettes deadly and supported a tax increase on cigarettes to stop smoking on that same November 2016 ballot.
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Jan 3, 2018 14:09
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'WSJ' Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

It may be weaponizing of Astroturf lobbying. It's creating bots to do it. I mean, it does go back to the tobacco industry where they were opposing the rule back in the '90s to regulate cigarettes. And they went to racecar events and got people to sign pos
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Rise Across North America

22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE: XXII) is a plant biotechnology company focused on genetic engineering and plant breeding which allows the increase or decrease of the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants
PR Newswire
added Dec 27, 2017 16:39
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