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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] Driver high on marijuana blames UAE crash on second-hand smoke

ABU DHABI // A driver who was under the influence of marijuana when he crashed, killing his cousin, told a court he was stoned from second-hand smoke.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jan 9, 2013 14:29
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President Obama Re-nominates Thirty-Three to Federal Judgeships

“Today, I am re-nominating thirty-three highly qualified candidates for the federal bench, including many who could have and should have been confirmed before the Senate adjourned,” said President Obama. “Several have been awaiting a vote for more than
The White House
added Jan 4, 2013 03:37
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Obama Renominates 33 to Federal Courts

renominated 33 individuals for federal judgeships today, chastising Congress for failing to act on the nominations before they expired at the end of 2012.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 4, 2013 03:32
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The War Against Too Much of Everything

Adbuster’s spoofs highlight many social issues, including the risks of tobacco and alcohol. Above, a takeoff on the Joe Camel ads for Camel cigarettes.
New York Times
added Dec 23, 2012 06:10
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Chronic stress equals smoking five cigarettes a day: study

New research from Columbia University Medical Center found that people who said they felt anxious and overwhelmed were 27 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 20, 2012 14:54
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Uruguay plans to start selling cannabis cigarettes to users in bid to stamp out black market drugs trade

Cannabis smokers in Uruguay will be allowed to buy 20 cannabis cigarettes from the state, under new plans. The move is a bid to stamp out organised crime.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 16:08
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[Colorado] LETTER: SHARPE: Marijuana use could take path of tobacco in U.S. if legal

In her Oct. 22 op-ed, Dawn Nannini makes the common mistake of assuming that marijuana prohibition deters use. . . . Thanks to honest public education, legal tobacco use has declined considerably, without any need to criminalize smokers or imprison toba
Fort Colliins (CO) Coloradoan
added Oct 29, 2012 12:23
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[UK] L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter

The seven - all members of the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks - were accused of having provided "inaccurate, incomplete and contradictory" information about the danger of the tremors felt ahead of 6 April 2009 quake, I
BBC Online
added Oct 23, 2012 16:44
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Expert Witness Testimony Policy 2012 Revised October 2012 (PDF)

B. Physician expert witnesses should not adopt a position as an advocate or partisan in the legal proceedings. C. Within a reasonable time prior to testifying, physician expert witnesses should review all the appropriate medical information in the case a
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
added Jul 17, 2015 18:16
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KRISTOF: The Cancer Lobby

WHO knew that carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington? . . . The chemical council declined to speak to me on the record. It has a long record of obfuscation, borrowing the same strategies that the tobacco industry used to delay regulation of cigare
New York Times
added Oct 7, 2012 21:36
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