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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Climate Change Deniers Using Dirty Tricks From 'Tobacco Wars' Says Researcher

Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, claims environmental campaigner John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine. Mr Sauven argues some of the characters involved have previou
Newsroom America
added Jul 4, 2013 23:06
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[Jamaica] Ban smoking cars too, say Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, while congratulating the Government on the upcoming ban on smoking in public spaces, has declared it is also concerned about the level of smoke emission that comes from some vehicles on the island's roads.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 12:03
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Climate Science Deniers Aren’t The Only Ones Using The Tobacco Industry Playbook

Award-winning reporter Clare Howard, now with the investigative journalism nonprofit, “100Reporters,” has a must-read piece on the length one company went to in order to discredit critics ... Steven Milloy ... is also in Syngenta’s Supportive Third Part
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 19, 2013 09:13
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Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. "The study does not prove that pollution increases risk for autism. It found an association," cautioned lead author Andrea Roberts, a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 18, 2013 15:35
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Pest Control: SYNGENTAS SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT ATRAZINES CRITICS

To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal advisory pa
100Reporters.com
added Jun 19, 2013 09:19
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[Massachusetts] Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Rep. Cleon Turner says the legislature should have had control of the rules in regards to the passage of the pot laws.
Boston Magazine
added Jun 18, 2013 13:27
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Microsampling Air Pollution

he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and held a small, black sensor to its tailpipe. On his phone, carbon monoxide levels, predictably, jumped off the chart. ... “Just sampling air,” ... and dashed on to a woman with a lighted cigarette.
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 4, 2013 02:05
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Smoking Alcohol Tops Butt Chugging As Most Ridiculous New Bro Trend (VIDEO)

The trend is already being dismantled by party poopers doctors, who tell Fox 5 in the video above that it's extremely dangerous. Inhaled alcohol vapor goes to the blood and brain too quickly -- speeding up the alcohol poisoning process -- and booze is, n
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 30, 2013 13:28
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[District of Columbia] Obama Plans to Nominate 3 Judges for Key Court

Often called the second most important court in the country, the Washington court has overturned major parts of the president’s agenda in the last four years, on regulations covering Wall Street, the environment, tobacco, labor unions and workers’ rights.
New York Times
added May 28, 2013 00:19
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