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Job Opportunity available to manage Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and other new industry document collections at UCSF

Kim Klausner, who has managed the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and other related industry document collections so well for the past several years, is retiring and the UCSF Library is looking for someone to take over the position.
 
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Obama setback on Trans Pacific Partnership: Tobacco control advocates need to speak out publicly now

The bulk of the press coverage on President Obama’s failure win endorsement of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Friday has concentrated on the strong unified opposition by organized labor and the general political fallout of his defeat.
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New paper, "Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states: where tobacco was king," shows why progress is happening there

Amanda Fallin and I just published "Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states: where tobacco was king" in Millbank Quarterly  that explains why, after years of lagging the rest of the country, progress on tobacco control is now taking place there.
 
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A great video sums up Obama word games about Trans Pacific Parternship in song

A great video sums up Obama word games about TPP in song:  Fast Track, Trade Agreements, and the TPP Razzle Dazzle https://youtu.be/Lyf-z4xBv9I

How nicotine and e-cigs (even without nicotine) damage lung cells (which helps explain reduced lung function)

An important paper (Endothelial disruptive pro-inflammatory effects of nicotine and e-cigarette vapor exposures) has just been published in American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology that carefully dissects the effects on nicotine and e-cigarette aerosol (both with and without nicotine) on the cells that line the air sacks in the lung.  What the authors very carefully show is that nicotine, whether from cigarettes or e-cigarettes, causes a dose-de Read more »

On screen, smoking is 99.93% healthy

Mad Men’s Betty Hofstadt may be one of only four screen characters in more than a decade to suffer serious harm from smoking. The others were on the big screen: Constantine (Keanu Reeves) in Constantine, Tim Donohue (Donald Sumpter) in The Constant Gardener, and Otis Blake (Jeff Bridges) in Crazy Heart.   
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Another independent ecig company taken over by Big Tobacco: JTI buys Logic

Japan Tobacco Plans to Acquire Logic Technology – April 30, 2015
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/30/us-japan-tobacco-m-a-logic-idUSKBN0NL0GV20150430
 
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New Smoke Free Movies ad lists the number of kids each movie company delivers to Big Tobacco

Are the studios in the movie or the tobacco advertising business?
 
The ad is also at http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/sfm-ads/ad-105
 
It appears in The Hollywood Reporter on May 26 and Variety on May 27, 2015.

CDC's 2014 annual report on studio performance on smoking in movies now available


The CDC just released its annual update of its fact sheet on studio performance on smoking in movies; you can read it at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/movies....
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Japan Tobacco ad agency Dentsu finances cartoons with smoking: MPAA rates them for kids

Opening this week in the US, When Marnie Was There (PG rated for "thematic elements and smoking") is an animated feature financed by Japan advertising giant Dentsu, the agency for Japan Tobacco. 
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