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[Arkansas] Tobacco lawsuits from the past may signal future in fight against opioids

“We oversee, monitor and evaluate programs that are funded through the tobacco settlement dollars,” said Matt Gilmore, the director of the tiny Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission. For 18 years, it's been this 9-person panel that has funneled million
KTHV-DT CBS (Little Rock, AR)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:27
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[Canada] Let’s have licensed pot lounges, Victoria councillors urge B.C.

Councillors also recommend that provincial regulations ensure that clean-air bylaws protecting others, including employees, from second-hand smoke also apply to cannabis smoke. Coun. Geoff Young said it’s important to avoid the “ridiculous situation” tha
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Nov 12, 2017 20:43
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Lexaria Welcomes Canada's Proposed Cannabis Legislation

The Cannabis Act prohibits second hand smoke and second hand vapours from inhaled cannabis use, consistent with existing federal legislation that prohibits second hand cigarette smoke. It is also in everyone's best interest to support the consumer shift a
MarketWired
added Apr 18, 2017 13:36
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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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[Florida] WEINER/MENENDEZ: Right Result on Judicial Campaign Solicitations

Supreme Court upheld limits on the ability of judicial candidates to personally solicit campaign contributions...focused on the integrity of the judiciary, but the integrity of our other democratic institutions is equally important — and can also be compr
National Law Journal
added May 27, 2015 14:57
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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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[Canada] Vices always cost

legalization of marijuana would seem to make sense. It is - at present - a far less troublesome drug than either of alcohol or tobacco. But if we knew then what we know now, would we have allowed the widespread use of both alcohol and tobacco? And while
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Jun 19, 2018 10:38
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