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Coal company loses 4th Circuit challenge to black-lung benefits award

a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also rejected Westmoreland Coal Co.’s claim that Herskel Stallard...suffered from a smoking-related condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rather than black-lung disease.
Reuters
added Dec 3, 2017 19:31
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Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose: Sugar Trade Group Pulled Plug on Research Nearly 50 Years Ago

In a study to be published Nov. 21, 2017 in PLOS Biology, the authors said their analysis of internal documents bolsters evidence that the sugar industry has manipulated science in order to protect commercial interests, and to influence regulations and p
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects

Instead, the sugar industry pulled the plug on the study and buried the evidence... Glantz likened this to suppressed Big Tobacco internal research linking smoking with heart disease and cancer. "This was an experiment that produced evidence that contra
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 22, 2017 17:26
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[UK] Priti Patel apologises over undisclosed Israeli meetings

Ms Patel apologised for not informing the Foreign Office and suggesting Boris Johnson knew in advance of the visit. Labour said the "shocking" admission warranted a Cabinet Office inquiry. Kuenssberg: A bad day at the office for Theresa May Downing Stree
BBC Online
added Nov 7, 2017 23:22
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[Washington] Christine Gregoire compares famous tobacco lawsuit to opioid cases

Gregoire says, “this misrepresentation that appears to be obvious in the opioid addiction problem was very clear in tobacco. The use of doctors in tobacco to promote the product and say it was safe was true in tobacco as it is in the opioid addiction prob
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Oct 5, 2017 20:58
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Waka Flocka, Casey Neistat, Tommy Chong Seen with Daily High Club Tank Bong Daily High Club #DankTank takes over the internet's biggest celebs

The #DankTank glass bong is breaking the internet! Waka Flocka was spotted with one backstage at San Bernardino's Highlife Music Festival. Legendary Vlogger Casey Neistat jokes that it will be a great toy for his baby. Ultimate smoker Tommy Chong gives hi
PR Newswire
added Oct 3, 2017 16:49
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CONRAD: Brown should veto beach ban on smoking, vaping

The proposed new laws are onerous and unnecessary. Medical marijuana patients may need to consume during the course of a day’s activities. Cigarette smoking is already much less popular than it has been, marijuana roaches have not been reported as a litt
West Coast Leaf
added Sep 17, 2017 20:12
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Nevada could be first state to set up marijuana lounges

“Allowing regulated social use areas is a good solution that recognizes cannabis consumers' rights to congregate just like alcohol drinkers can in bars while also protecting nonconsumers' rights not to inhale secondhand smoke,” said Tom Angell, the found
The Hill
added Sep 14, 2017 01:19
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[California] Pleasanton Revises No Smoking Ordinance

At last week's council meeting, the ordinance was changed to prohibit smoking of any kind. The vote was unanimous. Mayor Jerry Thorne pointed out, "Medication normally doesn't affect anyone else. In this case it does." He referred to those with condition
Livermore (CA) Independent
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores

urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it's a problem that tourists and locals can buy commercial pot products but can't legally smoke it outside of private homes.
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 12, 2017 09:15
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