Monthly Archives: January 2012

Workplaces banning smokers — period. Is that cool?

Here is something I’ve written about before, employers not only banning people from smoking on the premises, but refusing to hire smokers and firing people for being smokers. This USA Today article looks at this. There are a growing number … Continue reading

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Obama administration appeals court injunction on graphic cigarette warnings

Good! The Obama administration and the Food and Drug Administration appealed an exasperating federal court ruling on the legality of graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. The judge ruled that the warnings violated Big Tobacco’s First Amendment rights by (and … Continue reading

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Vaclav Havel, victim of smoking and lung disease

This is a catching up story. I actually have been meaning to post something about this for a couple of weeks. Last month, Vaclav Havel, the first Democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia (and the Czech Republic, for that matter) and … Continue reading

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New study: Cancer death rates in America dropping dramatically!

Great, great news. According to a new study released by the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates have dropped drastically over the past 20 years — 23 percent for men, and 15 percent for women. Two big reasons — better … Continue reading

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Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

I can’t wait to get my hands on a book coming out in February, written by a Stanford professor about the evils of the tobacco industry, called: “Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition” Ouch, … Continue reading

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