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Lead Paint Makers Could Face The Same Fate As Big Tobacco

the lead paint and tobacco industries hired the same public relations firm -- Hill and Knowlton, in 1943 and 1953, respectively -- to help instill doubt about health hazards, garner positive media attention and keep litigation at bay.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 4, 2013 10:32

Climate Change Deniers Using Dirty Tricks From 'Tobacco Wars' Says Researcher

Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, claims environmental campaigner John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine. Mr Sauven argues some of the characters involved have previou
Newsroom America
added Jul 4, 2013 23:06

Microsampling Air Pollution

he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and held a small, black sensor to its tailpipe. On his phone, carbon monoxide levels, predictably, jumped off the chart. ... “Just sampling air,” ... and dashed on to a woman with a lighted cigarette.
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 4, 2013 02:05

[District of Columbia] Obama Plans to Nominate 3 Judges for Key Court

Often called the second most important court in the country, the Washington court has overturned major parts of the president’s agenda in the last four years, on regulations covering Wall Street, the environment, tobacco, labor unions and workers’ rights.
New York Times
added May 28, 2013 00:19

EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel

Companies with a stake in chromium have borrowed from the Big Tobacco playbook, using science to create doubt. Ever since the brassy Brockovich knocked on doors in Hinkley to organize a class-action lawsuit, scientists paid by industry have tried to conv
Center for Public Integrity
added Feb 16, 2013 22:17

Midland's Mackinac Center accused of tax fraud by Progress Michigan

"It's clear that despite calling itself a non-partisan think tank, the Mackinac Center has been intimately involved in lobbying Republicans to get their legislative agenda passed," said Zack Pohl, executive director of Progress Michigan.
Michigan Live
added Feb 1, 2013 17:04

[Australia] PM's gay smoking furore

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will address the Australian Christian Lobby's national conference next month, despite its leader yesterday suggesting a homosexual ''lifestyle'' was more hazardous to health than smoking.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 5, 2012 17:08

In second book, Scalia, Garner warn judicial decisions leading to 'descent into social rancor'

A new book co-authored by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and legal writing expert Bryan Garner accuses judges - including some on the Supreme Court - of loose and unprincipled decisionmaking that has tarnished the reputation of the judiciary.
added Jun 16, 2012 18:27

[Spain] Cannabis smokers' clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

"This is the safest way to know what I am smoking and at the same time avoid participating in the black market," says Susana, a 27-year-old shop assistant with her curly hair dyed red. Smokers' groups say some 700 such associations have sprung up in Spai
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 27, 2014 18:52

Medical Marijuana Debate in New York Turns to Smoking

"We've done everything possible to mitigate the issue of smoking but health-care professionals who prescribe medical marijuana and patient advocates will be the first to tell you that smoking marijuana is the only way that will provide the relief that the
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jun 17, 2014 07:33
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