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Sugar Papers Reveal Industry Role in Shifting National Heart Disease Focus to Saturated Fat

Cristin Kearns, Laura Schmidt, and I published  “Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents” in JAMA Internal Medicine.  The full paper is available for free here.
 
Here is the UCSF press release on the paper.
 
Sugar Papers Reveal Industry Role in Shifting National Heart Disease Focus to Saturated Fat
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Advocacy Coalitions to Oppose State and Local E-cigarette Policymaking Changed after Major Tobacco Companies Entered the Market

Elizabeth Cox, Rachel Barry, and I just published  “E-Cigarette Policymaking by Local and State Governments: 2009-2014” in Milbank Quarterly.   This paper showed that the nature of the political opposition to public health policies designed to protect the public against e-cigarettes fundamentally changed after the major cigarette companies entered the market, coming to look like historic bat Read more »

With a loophole this large, does Disney have an effective policy to keep smoking out of its movies?

Disney has a firm policy about on-screen smoking, except for DreamWorks movies carrying its Touchstone label. 
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WHO issues new report on e-cigs; contains cautious read of science and sensible policy recommendations

The WHO recently released “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS)” in anticipation of a discussion of these issues at the Seventh Conference of the Parties, which will be held in India in November 2017.  The report has a cautious summary of the current state of the science and a set of very sensible regulatory options, all of which should be implemented now.
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Behind the Scenes on How Big Tobacco Works to Block Federal Rules on E-Cigarettes

The New York Times has an excellent article about the tobacco industry’s efforts to block the FDA’s tepid efforts to regulate e-cigarettes shows that the pro-e-cigarette effort is now dominated by big tobacco companies.  The cigarette companies clearly see e-cigarettes as part of their integrated business model, not as a competing technology that will drive them out of the highly profitable cigarette business. 
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The pitch: Movie offers product placement for e-cigs

A tobacco control advocate passed along this email, dated 30 August 2016:
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Subject: Opportunities for e-cigarette companies in TV and film [MARKETING]
 
We are representing a Hollywood feature film which offers really great featured product placement for an electronic cigarette partner. If you aren’t the primary point we should be speaking with, I’d greatly appreciate your updating me to who is the relevant individual. Read more »

After 7 consecutive weeks of smokefree youth-rated movies, Hollywood falls of the wagon

After 7 consecutive weeks of smokefree youth-rated movies, Hollywood falls of the wagon with Viacom’s Florence Foster Jenkins, which has more than 50 tobacco incidents.
 
It was good while it lasted.

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More evidence that e-cigs have rapid and substantial adverse effects on the cardiovascular system

Charalambos Vlachopoulos and colleagues just published “Electronic Cigarette Smoking Increases Aortic Stiffness and Blood Pressure in Young Smokers” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which adds to the evidence that e-cigarettes have immediate and substantial adverse effects on the cardiovascular system.
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