Glantz became an icon of the anti-tobacco movement after he received 4,000 leaked documents from Brown and Williamson, then the US’s third-biggest tobacco company, in 1994. They proved the industry knew that smoking caused cancer and had hidden it. Since then, Glantz has always objected vigorously to any compromise with the industry. In 1997, a deal was broached with the tobacco industry by Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. It would have brought in tight federal regulatory control of cigarettes, prohibiting the sort of advertising and marketing that is still ubiquitous in the US, as well as sales to children. But Glantz was opposed to any deal that would allow cigarette manufacturers to continue in business. His goal was to close them down altogether. Myers was stymied by his own allies, and the US still does not have the anti-tobacco regulations that are common in Europe. … [Read more...] about The great vape debate: are e-cigarettes saving smokers or creating new addicts?
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Coronavirus: Timeline of the deadly virus in China and worldwide Wuhan evacuees arrive in Germany On February 1, 124 people including 102 Germans arrive at Frankfurt airport after being evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, on a German Air Force flight. The evacuees are taken to military barracks in Germersheim where they are set to be quarantined for 14 days. At least two of the evacuees are said to be infected with the new virus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: China reports lowest number of new cases since January
Although few mantas are kept in captivity due to their size, marine experts at the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa claim that the rays are able to recognise gesture cues — such as being tapped twice on the head. … [Read more...] about Enormous PINK manta ray dubbed ‘Inspector Clouseau’ is spotted near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in a rare sighting of the rosy giant
There are already predictions the winless Waratahs’ season is over following their 24-10 defeat against the Melbourne Rebels in the Victorian capital on Friday, while the Reds are also winless after losing against the Jaguares 43-27 in Buenos Aires on Sunday. At least the Brumbies showed they were competitive in their heartbreaking 23-22 defeat by the Highlanders in Canberra on Saturday but, sadly, they do not rate on TV. … [Read more...] about Rugby Australia banks on TV package to be greater than sum of its parts
On Fridays Shankly played five-a-side in Stanley Park with ex-pro Johnny Morrissey, famous for "crossing the park" from Liverpool to Everton. "Sometimes when I asked how he was, he'd rub his knee or shin, and say 'Ah, I've got the odd twinge here, but I'll be OK, I'll be OK!"' says John Roberts. "In his mind he was still the professional footballer who'd played for Preston or Scotland. He talked as if he wanted to give the impression that he'd be fit for the next match." When there was no other game on, Shankly would head down to his local park and join in kickabouts with schoolboys. "There were always kids coming up to the front door, asking if he could come out to the bottom of the road and have a kickaround," says Karen Gill. "It was his life, he couldn't not do it, it was part of him. That's the way he kept going." … [Read more...] about Bill Shankly: Life, death and football