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Ontario Public Health Association Supports a Renewed Ontario Government Commitment to Tobacco Control
2010-10-20
Ontario Public Health Association
Ontario Public Health Association supports new tobacco control recommendations as outlined in, "Building on Our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011-2016", which was r...
The Lung Association welcomes fines levied against tobacco industry
2008-08-01
Canadian Lung Association
The $1.15 billion in fines levied against the tobacco industry by the federal and provincial governments is good news. It underscores the need to hold the tobacco industry to account for the tactics t...

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Follow the Money, Part 5 - The Tobacco Papers Revisited
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
Michael Walker, former executive director of the Fraser Institute, long denied that institute directors — the people who fund the institute’s work — can tell researchers what to do. According to thi...
Follow the Money, Part 6 - Obesity: A new role for second-hand-smoke-causes-cancer deniers
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
The tobacco industry has shifted its doubt-manufacturing operations to countries like Russia, Indonesia and China, where the incidence of smoking — and cancer — continues to rise. But other industries...
From Slavery to Debt-Bondage: Big Tobacco's Addiction to Cheap Labor
McGill, Abby
Article
2015
ILRF International Labor Rights Forum
Cigarette manufacturers and leaf buyers perpetuate a global system of inequity that bolsters corporate profits at the expense of those who labor at the bottom of the tobacco supply chain. It is long p...
How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap
A Superfund for Workers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
Dollars & Sense
A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental ...
Indonesia's Smoking Epidemic
An old problem getting younger
Hodal, Kate
Article
2012
The Guardian
Cigarettes are a rite of passage for boys in Indonesia, where 70% of the adult male population smokes. Activists and health care professionals are advocating for age restrictions on tobacco products a...

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Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...


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