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Big Nicotine, Part I: Big Tobacco's Drug Problem

Just over a week ago, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced what new FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottileb called “a cornerstone of our new and more comprehensive approach to effective tobacco regulation”: an initiative to reduce the nicotine content in cigarettes to “minimally or nonaddictive” levels. 601 more words


Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, implied in 2016 that smokers who quit by using e-cigarettes don’t exist – calling these people “hypothetical individuals.” 524 more words


Maine Becomes Fourth State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Over the strenuous objections of the governor, Maine has become the fourth U.S. state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The state’s House and Senate voted Wednesday to override a veto from Gov. 190 more words


POLITICAL: Big Sugar takes on the WHO with Gooferment help


Big Sugar Flexes its Muscles
Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on July 25th, 2017

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All of these industries fear regulation and protect themselves by using the same tactics…front groups, lobbies, promises of self-regulation, lawsuits, and industry-funded research that confuses the evidence and keeps the public in doubt.” 54 more words


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I heard a radio current affairs program about; Big Tobacco in USA, under the ‘new administration’.. here in Aotearoa/NZ there is a ‘grey market’ forming after tax hikes to try & ‘reduce consumption’. 186 more words

The Impact of "Big Tobacco" on Emerging Markets

Smoking has always been a divisive subject. While in developed countries, health awareness, high taxes and advertisement restriction might have been the factors contributing for the decrease in number of cigarette sales, in emerging economies, tobacco companies seem to be cashing in more and more. 753 more words


First, the industry appeared to engage, promising high-quality research into the issue. The public were assured that the best people were on the case.

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