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ALEC’s Corporate Sponsors Top Nation’s Lawbreaker List

Fourteen of the pay-to-play group’s biggest corporate funders are among the 100 worst federal violators since 2000.
Bill Moyers.com
added Nov 6, 2017 06:50
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Can Your Partner Smoke Pot Around You While You're Pregnant? Science Responds

there are emerging studies that might suggest that secondhand smoke and primary marijuana use in pregnant women results in negative consequences for the developing fetus. The same report also concluded it was dangerous to smoke near children as well, citi
Romper
added Oct 29, 2017 16:41
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[Canada] VIDEO: British Columbians’ top concern is second-hand smoke ahead of pot legalization, survey shows

"Not every cannabis user wants their entire house smelling like [marijuana] for whatever reason it could be spouses, it could be children, neighbours." But according to a B.C. public consultation, it's not necessarily the smell that worries British Colu
CHEK-TV (ca)
added Oct 27, 2017 16:51
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[Canada] Second-hand smoke a top concern in B.C. cannabis consultations

The province is working to draw up rules for the sale and consumption of non-medical cannabis before it is legalized by the federal government in July, 2018. B.C.'s public consultation period ends Nov. 1. ... But it's already clear that many people are wo
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:37
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U.S. to promote use of opioid alternatives to treat addiction

Gottlieb’s plan mirrors his recent proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes while expanding access to potentially less harmful nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes. Both proposals embrace an approach to substance abuse that aims to reduce harm
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2017 18:05
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[Canada] PICARD: Legal marijuana: health ministers should be better prepared

it says the rules for where cannabis can be smoked will be the same as for cigarettes or e-cigarettes, and is considering licensing cannabis lounges. Ontario, for its part, says cannabis can only be smoked in private residences. What Ottawa should be doi
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:40
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[India] Diwali festivities left you breathless? That's because taking in lungfuls of Delhi's toxic air is like smoking FIFTY cigarettes a day, warn doctors

Just 48 hours after the Diwali festivities, cases of respiratory illnesses at city hospitals have shot up by about 30 per cent with patients complaining of chest congestion, breathlessness and coughing. Delhi's top medical institutes are witnessing a m
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:54
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[Asia] Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates at least nine million premature deaths — 16 per cent of all deaths worldwide — were caused by diseases from toxic exposure. That's three times more deaths than from AIDS,
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 20, 2017 13:49
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[UK] The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:31
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22nd Century Completes Successful Hemp Field Trials with University of Virginia

first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States. “We are delighted with the results of ou
Business Wire
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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