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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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U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren't there

, it seems awfully hard for people to find a job. Anyone who goes into science expecting employers to clamor for their services will be deeply disappointed.”
Washington Post
added Jul 7, 2012 23:05
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Joe Camel, Marlboro Man Return to Advertising in Echo of Tobacco Wars

Soda Marketers and Anti-Chemical Industry Groups Turn to Familiar Playbook
Advertising Age
added Jul 1, 2012 07:56
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LIVINGSTONE: The new Clubs Australia campaign borrows heavily from tobacco industry strategies

In the article below, public health advocate Charles Livingstone argues that Clubs Australia is borrowing heavily from the handbook of the tobacco industry’s resistance to regulation and reform.
Crikey (au)
added Jun 20, 2012 06:39
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You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome

Acxiom, the Quiet Giant of Consumer Database Marketing . . . derived, the catalog says, “from actual purchases and self-reported surveys” — like . . . “Smoking/Tobacco.”
New York Times
added Jun 18, 2012 11:11
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[California] Pollution researcher sues UCLA to get his job back

James Enstrom, a non-tenured researcher in the UCLA School of Public Health, has been involved in a series of administrative appeals in trying to keep the position he held for about 35 years. Now, with those UC avenues exhausted, he filed a lawsuit Wedne
Los Angeles Times blogs
added Jun 16, 2012 18:45
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