Academics and The Australian go up in smoke

By Alan Austin This post originally appeared on Independent Australia. We post it here under Creative Commons license. Prominent Australian professors have been caught out making false statements in the tobacco wars started by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. SEVERAL ACADEMICS used by the Murdoch-owned newspaper The Australian have been seriously singed in the last week. […]

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Debunking the tobacco industry take on Australia’s plain packaging laws

Not having succeeded in preventing Australian plain packaging laws from being enacted, the tobacco industry has now turned its efforts to convincing other nations to not follow Australia’s lead. Last week it was reported that smoking had actually increased under the plain packaging laws – a claim that has been expertly taken down by ABC […]

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Dirty Secrets… The Smoke-Less Affair

Post written by Shalini 90% of oral cancer cases among Indian men are attributable to tobacco consumption, according to the World Health Organization. Since 2010, India has been engaged in a major war against smokeless or oral tobacco products, including a ban on gutka. Gutka is a popular oral tobacco product that is a highly addictive […]

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