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Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry

Don Barrett is among a group of lawyers taking on food companies over what they say are mislabeled products and ingredients that mislead consumers.
New York Times
added Aug 20, 2012 02:36
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University of California at Los Angeles: Non-Reappointment of Controversial Professor

Dr. James Enstrom engaged in successful whistleblowing against a prominent member of the department, and there had been many years of debate between Enstrom and some of his colleagues over research on air pollution.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
added Aug 13, 2012 17:21
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A tobacco moment, a fiscal cliff, and a Grexit: All are examples of shorthand for hugely complex current economic and financial problems

The Economist quotes a chief executive of a multinational bank, “This is the banking industry’s tobacco moment,” and explains that the reference is to “the lawsuits and settlements that cost America’s tobacco industry more than $200 billion in 1998.”
Gulf News (ae)
added Aug 5, 2012 22:27
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Working After Eight Months of Pregnancy May Be Just As Harmful as Smoking

Expectant mothers working up to their due date may be risking their babies' health as much as if they were smoking, according to a new study.
Medical Daily
added Jul 30, 2012 14:57
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Inactivity May Kill as Many Worldwide as Smoking: Report

Lack of exercise linked to cancer, diabetes and heart disease, which cause about 10% of deaths worldwide
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 29, 2012 17:57
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Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case

producers are taking a page from the tobacco industry playbook: funding research at established universities that arrives at conclusions that counter concerns raised by critics.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 25, 2012 09:46
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Fracking Industry Follows Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Playbook

Bloomberg News story today revealed that several recent academic studies on fracking were ultimately funded by the gas drilling industry itself. These studies had the imprimaturs of respected public universities including Penn State, University of Texas a
EcoWatch
added Jul 25, 2012 09:42
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[UK] MPs push for tighter rules on alcohol ads and sponsorship

Commons health select committee warns drinks firms to do more to tackle the damage to health that their products cause
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 19, 2012 07:02
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Being Inactive Kills as Many as Cigarettes

Note that the global mortality burden of physical inactivity is similar to that of cigarette smoking (>5.3 million deaths/year versus 5 million deaths/year).
MedPage Today
added Jul 18, 2012 11:07
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[New Mexico] GOLDMAN: Their View: Global warming deniers same as those who argue tobacco is good for your health

Fact is, Representative Pearce is beginning to look like some North Carolina congressman still insisting that tobacco is harmless to smokers.
Silver City (NM) Sun-News
added Jul 8, 2012 13:14
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