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[Washington] Sponsored Post: Marijuana Smoking and the Risk of Lung Cancer: Time for Pause

For individuals who treat lung cancer patients in the states of Washington and Colorado, the recently passed legislations raise serious concerns. Ironically, this happened on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first US Surgeon General Report by Dr. L
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Oct 30, 2013 00:39
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Shutdown Delays Judicial Confirmation Process

The government shutdown is delaying the judicial nominations process, postponing a confirmation hearing and a committee vote on one of President Obama's picks for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Oct 7, 2013 17:23
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'Tobacco wars' senators take aim at energy drinks

Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks.
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 2, 2013 11:08
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TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could: offshore millions of American jobs, free the banksters from oversight,
Public Citizen
added Aug 13, 2013 13:56
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Climate Science Deniers Aren’t The Only Ones Using The Tobacco Industry Playbook

Award-winning reporter Clare Howard, now with the investigative journalism nonprofit, “100Reporters,” has a must-read piece on the length one company went to in order to discredit critics ... Steven Milloy ... is also in Syngenta’s Supportive Third Part
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 19, 2013 09:13
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[New York] "Anti-Bloomberg Bill" in Mississippi Bars Local Restrictions on Food and Drink

The Mississippi Legislature wants to be the sole government body that controls its buffets, barbecue and sweet tea.
New York Times
added Mar 21, 2013 16:16
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[Minnesota] HAWKINS: ALEC’s next target: state AGs who go after companies

AGs, who are typically the consumer’s lone public advocate these days, may not file suit against, say, a tobacco company, a mortgage fraudster or a national company flaunting state law, unless the legislature passes a bill saying he -- or in our case, she
MinnPost.com
added May 22, 2012 15:35
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[Massachusetts] Derrick Z. Jackson: Obesity, a new kind of smoke

Boston (MA) Globe
added May 9, 2012 12:00
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[Nevada] Complaining of secondhand pot smoke: protected concerted activity or terminable offense?

A carpenter hired by Circus Circus Casinos in Las Vegas to work on guest rooms complained during a safety meeting that workers were exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke while performing work in rooms and he was concerned that this exposure could cause a
Lexology (uk)
added Jan 20, 2015 12:38
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Lobbyists Look Forward to a Republican Senate

lobbyists will work to influence federal spending plans in areas such as labor, health and human services, and the environment. ...move on litigation reform built on bills including the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act and the Lawsuit Abuse Redu
National Law Journal
added Nov 5, 2014 10:03
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