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Organic Food Debunker was Tobacco Institute Researcher in 1976

A widely publicized study claiming that there is no demonstrated difference in nutritional value between organically and conventionally grown foods. . . The article co-author with recognized expertise in meta-analysis, Ingram Olkin, applied for a grant f
OpEd News (blog)
added Sep 6, 2012 15:43
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[Canada] Cannabis Companies Prepare Their Brands for Canadian Legalization

When the legislation arrives this summer, it will turn Canada into the first G7 nation to fully legalize the sale and use of cannabis for recreational purposes. It's a change which will vastly expand the Canadian cannabis industry, which is currently limi
PR Newswire
added Mar 30, 2018 01:05
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[Canada] Ottawa Public Health's proposal to ban balcony pot smoking ignites debate

Should condo owners and tenants be allowed to smoke pot in their homes and on their balconies? Ottawa Public Health’s newly released position paper has ignited debate on those questions, and set the scene for a confrontation between pot smokers who wan
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:50
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[Canada] Calgary researchers investigate effect of second-hand pot smoke

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found that you can feel the effects of marijuana just by being in the same room as a pot smoker even without taking a puff for yourself. Researchers at U of C’s Cumming School of Medicine conducted a four mont
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:44
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[Canada] New Brunswick doctors ask government to set legal marijuana age at 21

The New Brunswick Medical Society says the legal age to buy marijuana should be 21 — and the age for tobacco should be raised to 21, too. The society has issued 14 recommendations to the provincial government, saying it wants to "to minimize the harm to
Canadian Press
added Jun 20, 2017 18:58
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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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[Canada] Pot legalization may roll back progress on tobacco, expert fears

“Marijuana is a gateway to tobacco use,” says Jonathan Caulkins of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s Carnegie Mellon University. “There’s a very strong association that people who smoke tobacco are more likely to use marijuana and vice versa. People who are dependent o
GlobalTV (ca)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:09
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[Canada] Victoria fines first pot shop under new licensing regime

A pot shop has been given the first fine under the City of Victoria’s new rules aimed at marijuana retailers, and it plans to fight the penalty. Green Ceiling was fined $500 on Friday for allowing cannabis consumption on site, which is contrary to the bu
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Oct 9, 2016 15:27
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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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