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Amy Goodman: Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt

Despite these domestic legal losses, Big Tobacco still thrives globally, using mechanisms like the World Trade Organization to defeat anti-smoking measures in other countries as impediments to "free trade." And they are still researching ways to hook new
Truthdig
added Jan 1, 2015 11:46
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[Spain] Air-fresheners more toxic than tobacco

According to the Consumer and User Organization (OCU) in Spain, some household air-fresheners which need heat, such as oils, incense and perfumed candles, worsen the quality of the air as they have excessive levels of toxic, allergenic and contaminating
Euro Weekly News (es)
added Oct 3, 2013 13:03
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Uruguay plans to start selling cannabis cigarettes to users in bid to stamp out black market drugs trade

Cannabis smokers in Uruguay will be allowed to buy 20 cannabis cigarettes from the state, under new plans. The move is a bid to stamp out organised crime.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 16:08
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Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry

Don Barrett is among a group of lawyers taking on food companies over what they say are mislabeled products and ingredients that mislead consumers.
New York Times
added Aug 20, 2012 02:36
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Why Canada's cannabis community needs vapour lounges

“Once legalization comes in, where are people supposed to smoke? In the park, or are they expected to go to an alleyway? Vapour lounges are a much more civilized way of dealing with a problem," says Abi Roach, founder of Hot Box Café.
NOW Magazine (ca)
added May 27, 2017 14:35
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[New York] Court Forbids F.D.A. From Blocking Truthful Promotion of Drug

A federal judge said on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration could not prohibit the truthful promotion of a drug for unapproved uses because doing so would violate the protection of free speech. The decision, by a district judge in Manhattan, co
New York Times
added Aug 16, 2015 12:12
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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

“Everybody should be questioning,” says McNutt. “That’s a hallmark of a scientist. But then they should use the scientific method, or trust people using the scientific method, to decide which way they fall on those questions.” We need to get a lot better
National Geographic
added Feb 18, 2015 22:08
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[Canada] Respected medical journal turns to dark side

A respected Canadian medical journal that was sold to offshore owners last year is now printing scientific junk for hire, but still trading on its original good name. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology was published in Oakville, Ont., for 17
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Aug 25, 2014 18:16
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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Show: Big Tobacco models disinformation, distraction strategy

Morton Downey Jr. … always carried a lit cigarette … and became spokesman for something called the 'National Smokers' Alliance' . . . but then he got sick … the NSA ... was dreamed up by the PR firm Burson Marsteller.
NBC
added Mar 7, 2013 23:31
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The War Against Too Much of Everything

Adbuster’s spoofs highlight many social issues, including the risks of tobacco and alcohol. Above, a takeoff on the Joe Camel ads for Camel cigarettes.
New York Times
added Dec 23, 2012 06:10
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