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Deadly scourge will kill three-quarters of a million AA and NA members

“…724,153 worldwide members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous – who are alive today — will die from tobacco, including 499,410 in the United States and Canada…” Continue reading

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Editorial cartoonists did their duty in Australia’s tobacco war

By Jim Gogek By now, we’ve all seen the new generation of pictorial health warnings gracing tobacco packs in enlightened countries, though not yet in the United States, which is falling behind other nations in tobacco prevention. One of the … Continue reading

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Some bad news from California: We’re not a smoke-free state

By Jim Gogek Not too long ago, I was bragging on California in this blog because we have one of the lowest smoking rates in the country, lower than some other states by half. I said that was because California … Continue reading

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Cigarette pack warnings: US lags and Americans suffer

There’s been a lot of talk about the FDA’s proposed pictorial warnings on cigarette packs, including some whining by people who say they go too far. Actually, our proposed pictorial warnings are tame compared to the warnings in other countries. … Continue reading

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Green buildings full of smoke

    If it’s a “green” building, shouldn’t it – by definition – be smoke-free? Green buildings are not just about reducing the carbon footprint. Green standards for building are promulgated by the International Code Council, which states as its … Continue reading

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