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[Mid-east] New study uncovers tobacco industry's attempts to tackle 'threat' of Islam to smoking

Co-author Professor Kelley Lee, based at Simon Fraser University, said: "This paper provides further evidence of how the tobacco industry has sought to frame public policy debates in ways that, not only further its commercial interests, but undermine the
HealthCanal.com
added Apr 27, 2015 09:09
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BRIGGS: How Faith Matters in Battling Smoking Epidemic

New studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that religion may help deter smoking... The takeaway, many researchers suggest, is that a nuanced approach to religious engagement can be a powerful ally in global anti-smoking efforts. In general, r
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:31
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[Russia] PACEPA: The Secret Roots of Liberation

It was developed by the KGB...Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations, managed by Kirill, was granted the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes as reward for his loyalty to the KGB...the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes
National Review
added Apr 24, 2015 11:06
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[Mid-east] Big tobacco takes on Islam in effort to promote smoking

The campaign went so far as to hire lawyers to make theological arguments against Islamic leaders opposed to tobacco use. “The paper shows how the industry has sought to distort and misinterpret the cultural beliefs of these communities, and to reinterpr
Yahoo!
added Apr 22, 2015 18:52
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[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51
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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[Mid-east] “Fighting a Hurricane”: Tobacco Industry Efforts to Counter the Perceived Threat of Islam

the industry framed antismoking views in Islamic countries as fundamentalist and fanatical and attempted to recruit Islamic consultants to portray smoking as acceptable. Tobacco industry lawyers also helped develop theological arguments in favor of smokin
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:12
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Can smokers still go to heaven?

A. I’m confident that the priests of the 1970s who smoked tobacco products are probably in heaven ... Today, though, there might well be a stricter moral calculus as information grows about the risks of tobacco use.
Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
added Apr 13, 2015 11:18
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[Mid-east, Syria] Jail the hipsters: ISIS threatens to imprison men caught wearing SKINNY JEANS, having music on their mobile phones or smoking

Shocking: The cigarette burning images emerged as it was revealed ISIS has erected shocking anti-smoking posters throughout its self-declared caliphate featuring images of burning human lungs
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:36
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[New York] Is Smoking Kosher for Passover — and What About Pot?

Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Jewish dietary laws even come into it. Yes, smoking is now acknowledged to be bad for you, so indulgence ostensibly contravenes
Weekly Forward
added Apr 2, 2015 01:56
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