June192012
September302011
September282011
New anti-smoking labels in Canada to cover 75 percent of package
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Canada unveiled some of the world’s largest and most graphic anti-smoking labels on Tuesday on the grounds that smokers were starting to ignore existing warnings on cigarette packs.
The new labels have to cover 75 percent of the front and back of each pack of cigarettes and small cigars, and will be mandatory by the middle of next year. Existing anti-smoking labels cover 50 percent of a pack. […]

New anti-smoking labels in Canada to cover 75 percent of package

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Canada unveiled some of the world’s largest and most graphic anti-smoking labels on Tuesday on the grounds that smokers were starting to ignore existing warnings on cigarette packs.

The new labels have to cover 75 percent of the front and back of each pack of cigarettes and small cigars, and will be mandatory by the middle of next year. Existing anti-smoking labels cover 50 percent of a pack. […]

September142011

Havana’s Center for Molecular Immunology Releases World’s First Lung Cancer ‘Vaccine’

manicchill:


(pictured above: Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology)

Looks like the United States will be forced to seriously consider whether or not we want to keep treating Cuba like a second-class country. Scientists in Havana have announced the creation, and release, of a therapeutic vaccine which reduces lung cancer from deadly disease to a chronic illness.

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The vaccine comes after twenty five years of research into various smoking-related diseases, and has been tested on over one thousand patients across the island. Every hospital in Cuba is currently giving the medication to those in need, free of charge. They also hope that the breakthroughs which allowed the creation of this vaccine will help in the fight against other types of cancer.

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(Source: popsci.com)

September92011
Big Tobacco attempts to bully the U.S.


Five tobacco corporations have filed a joint lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over new graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging. Big Tobacco is fighting this measure because it’s proven to protect public health.
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Big Tobacco attempts to bully the U.S.

Five tobacco corporations have filed a joint lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over new graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging. Big Tobacco is fighting this measure because it’s proven to protect public health.


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August172011

Tobacco Firms Sue FDA Over Graphic Warning Labels
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The firms argue the new regulations, which take effect in September 2012 and require cigarette makers to print graphic images on their packages, violate the First Amendment.
{It violates the First Amendment because it requires them to show/tell the truth?}

Tobacco Firms Sue FDA Over Graphic Warning Labels

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The firms argue the new regulations, which take effect in September 2012 and require cigarette makers to print graphic images on their packages, violate the First Amendment.

{It violates the First Amendment because it requires them to show/tell the truth?}

July12011
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Camel No. 9  Camel No. 9  Camel No. 9

With Tea Party Republicans dominating Congress this year, we can have more immediate impact on many issues we care about by challenging big corporations to change their behavior.
Every year, up to 850,000 girls start smoking in the USA. Despite restrictions on advertising tobacco products to young people, Big Tobacco is still targeting our girls with products like the Camel No. 9 cigarette. By marketing products designed to entice girls into lighting up, Big Tobacco is clearly part of the problem.Tell Big Tobacco: Stop marketing your products to our girls!

Camel No. 9  Camel No. 9  Camel No. 9

With Tea Party Republicans dominating Congress this year, we can have more immediate impact on many issues we care about by challenging big corporations to change their behavior.

Every year, up to 850,000 girls start smoking in the USA. Despite restrictions on advertising tobacco products to young people, Big Tobacco is still targeting our girls with products like the Camel No. 9 cigarette. By marketing products designed to entice girls into lighting up, Big Tobacco is clearly part of the problem.

Tell Big Tobacco: Stop marketing your products to our girls!

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