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[UK] Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions

1,000 experts sign open letter to London’s leading cultural bodies, including British Museum and Royal Academy, over ‘morally unacceptable’ sponsorship
The Observer (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:25
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[Asia] US-based funds aiding cigarette smuggling in India, says ITC chairman

The chairman of the largest cigarette maker in India, ITC Ltd., has alleged that U.S.-based organisations are aiding the anti-tobacco lobby in India and indirectly promoting tobacco/ cigarette smuggling in the country.
International Business Times
added May 1, 2016 19:25
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[Asia, Israel] Restaurant Fined NIS 50K Over Smoking Violation

YERUSHALAYIM - A customer who was exposed to secondhand smoke sued a Tel Aviv restaurant – and won a NIS 50,000 settlement, which he promptly donated to an organization that promotes smoking cessation programs. Moshe Cohen patronized the Bila restaurant
Hamodia
added May 1, 2016 17:34
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VIDEO: White House Correspondents' Video: Watch President Obama's 10 Best Jokes

even threatened to partake of publicly verboten cigarettes. “You want one? Hmm?” asked Boehner, as Obama eyed the carcinogen with a goofy desire funnier than anything we’ve seen on Saturday Night Live in the last few months.
TVLine.com
added May 1, 2016 13:56
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[North Carolina] First event of history series to be held Tuesday in Innovation Quarter

A new history series that will explore the former downtown tobacco district, the people who worked there and the effect it had on many aspects of life will be held on Tuesday in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. “Making Sense of the Factory” will featur
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2016 13:32
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GLANTZ: Important new study shows immediate effects of e-cigs on the cardiovascular system as big as smoking a cigarette

A new, very well done study by Roberto Carnevale and colleagues, “Acute impact of tobacco versus electronic cigarette smoking on oxidative stress and vascular function,” published in Chest on April 11, 2016, puts this argument to rest. They show that sm
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 1, 2016 13:29
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS’ SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ JOINT SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s judgment of what he thinks “parents ought to want” is not one this Court can impose on parents in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:11
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANTS’ REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE, Apr 29, 2016

Defendants respectfully request that the Court take judicial notice of the contents of (1) the Common Sense Media website, (2) the Smoke Free Movies website, and (3) the Scenesmoking website, as exemplified by the screenshots in Exhibits 1–3.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:02
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: MOTION to Strike, Apr 29, 2016

Plaintiff therefore must demonstrate a probability of success on the merits. But Plaintiff cannot even plausibly allege his claims, let alone demonstrate that they are likely to succeed. Accordingly, all of Plaintiff’s claims must be stricken under the an
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 00:33
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[Oklahoma] Big tobacco wants to snuff out cigarette tax hike

Lobbyists for tobacco giant Philip Morris have been working the Capitol, telling lawmakers the state should spend $300 million dollars it already raises from tobacco companies and smokers each year toward its ailing health care system, instead of impleme
Claremore (OK) Progress
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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