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The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health

November 20, 2014 | By

Cross-posted from OUP Blog Oxford Dictionaries has selected vape as Word of the Year 2014 and I wrote the following commentary for the OUP Blog. A new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that use of e-cigarettes among high schools students has tripled in two …

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Five Questions for the Food Movement after Berkeley Approves a Soda Tax

November 14, 2014 | By

On Election Day November 4th, Berkeley voters made their town the first in the United States to approve a soda tax, endorsing …

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Big Food Uses Dirty Tricks in Ballot Fights Over GMO Labeling, Soda Taxes

November 5, 2014 | By

Editor’s Note: In Tuesday’s election, voters in Colorado rejected a measure to require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. A …

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World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely

October 29, 2014 | By

Cross Posted from Public Citizen Compliance Panel Says U.S. Policy Still Violates WTO Despite Changes Made to Comply With 2012 WTO Order; …

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True Cost of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured in Lives

October 23, 2014 | By

Cross-posted from The Conversation Not enough tobacco company money is going into public health campaigns. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz The #20 Million Memorial created …

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Alcohol-related illness and death in Scottish neighbourhoods: is there a relationship with the number of alcohol outlets?

October 16, 2014 | By , , ,

Researchers at the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow …

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#20 Million Memorial — Remembering Those Who Have Died Because of Smoking

October 9, 2014 | By

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on smoking and health. Since then, there have been an estimated …

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