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[UK] Alcohol industry accused of 'downplaying' risk of cancer from drinking too much

The alcohol industry is misleading consumers with distorted and distracting health messages that downplay any related risk of cancer, researchers claim. The industry is using "denying, distortion and distraction" strategies to minimise evidence in activ
The Independent (uk)
added Sep 9, 2017 02:48
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Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Sep 11, 2017 02:58
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Vape pens: The highs and lows of weed vaporizers

In the three years since "vape" was voted word of the year, it's turned into a synonym for marijuana vaporizers, as well as e-cigarettes. That's thanks to a growing market of portable devices that make consuming marijuana as easily accessible and fashion
CNET News.com
added Sep 12, 2017 03:10
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New surgeon general sworn in by Vice President Pence

Jerome Adams was sworn in as the nation’s 20th surgeon general Tuesday, saying his motto will be “Better health through better partnerships.” That’s something Indiana’s former health commissioner said he learned from Vice President Pence, the man who adm
USA Today
added Sep 6, 2017 15:09
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Nevada Gaming Says Casinos Can’t Be Buds With Marijuana, Approves Caesars Restructuring

At future meetings, the board will provide specifics on how licensees should handle patrons smoking weed inside hotel rooms and on the casino floor. But here’s a preview: make sure no one is consuming marijuana on casino property.
Casino.org
added Aug 27, 2017 08:18
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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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[Australia] His travel plans are up in smoke: Passenger kicked off a Sydney train after being caught 'smoking marijuana' by transport officers

'I'm inviting you to leave,' the employee says again loudly. When the man asks why, the employee says: 'Because that thing in your hand, you're not allowed to even have it on the train, not even on the platforms.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 24, 2017 19:02
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Traditional wood-burning ovens are partly responsible for nearly 4 MILLION lung disease deaths from air pollution, expert claims

Schayck said that biomass cooking methods, used by 1.8 billion people, are partly responsible for the surge in deaths. Such cooking methods are commonplace in the developing world, but are also used in trendy pizza and steakhouse restaurants. Tackling
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:25
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Plaintiff Urges Florida Court To Allow Asbestos Experts, Award, Reject Daubert ($$)

Two amicus curiae parties on Aug. 15 joined a plaintiff in urging the Florida Supreme Court to reject the Daubert standard and reverse an appellate court’s ruling excluding experts and negating an $8 million asbestos award (Richard DeLisle v. Crane Co., e
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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[UK] The Cannabis Act and Residential Tenancies

The Residential Tenancies Act (the “RTA”... Under section 64 of the RTA, a tenancy may be terminated where the tenant is substantially interfering with the reasonable enjoyment of other tenants or the landlord. This ground is more difficult to establish
Lexology (uk)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:30
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