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Is the NFL Like the Tobacco Industry?

Sony Pictures released the trailer for its big December Oscar movie, Concussion...It plays almost beat-for-beat like the trailer for Michael Mann’s The Insider...the NFL... brand has reached the point that they are now the cigarette manufacturers.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 31, 2015 19:34

[UK] Is incense smoke more dangerous than tobacco smoke?

This laboratory study found smoke from burning incense can produce fine particles and chemical compounds of a type that may irritate the lungs and damage health. This is not surprising, as most types of smoke indoors produces fine particles that are like
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Aug 31, 2015 14:36

California’s burning pot fields will not get firefighters high

“Unfortunately, no. Or fortunately, no, depending on your perspective,” said Vandrey, who personally researched the effects of secondhand smoke from marijuana. “We evaluated the conditions under which you’d need to be to get intoxicated from secondhand s
San Francisco Chronicle blogs
added Aug 24, 2015 19:10

California Wildfires: Can Burning Marijuana Fields Get You High?

It's very unlikely that nonsmoking Californians will suddenly get the munchies or experience any of the other reported effects of the intoxicating plant, Vandrey told Live Science. [11 Odd Facts About Marijuana] (Yahoo!)
added Aug 19, 2015 11:10

[Canada] Novak Djokovic claims the pungent smell of cannabis left him feeling dizzy during his Rogers Cup victory against Jeremy Chardy

After winning the first set in Canada, the World No 1 approached the chair to speak about the pungent smell filling the air. The Serbian ace said: 'Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, and I'm getting dizzy. Somebody is getting high. Can you smell it
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 17, 2015 12:21

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

said Coke’s support of prominent health researchers was reminiscent of tactics used by the tobacco industry, which enlisted experts to become “merchants of doubt” about the health hazards of smoking.
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 10, 2015 04:46

[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

Taking cannabis in your teens is 'NOT linked to depression, lung cancer or asthma in later life', study reveals

Study tracked hundreds of men for more than two decades of their lives Found no difference in health outcomes regardless of teen cannabis use 'What we found was a little surprising,' researchers said of the results Relatively few people in the study deve
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 4, 2015 17:54

[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25

[Asia-pacific] Joint Statement by TPP Ministers

Ministers and negotiators leave Hawaii committed to build on the momentum of this meeting by staying in close contact as negotiators continue their intensive engagement to find common ground. Negotiators will also continue to work to formalize the achieve
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Aug 1, 2015 09:30
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