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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Heena, 26, comes from Ferozepur, Punjab, a small town on the border with Pakistan. For the past 16 years she has lived with her family in Patiala, a town about two hours from Chandigarh in northern India. When she started learning German after graduating from high school, the commute to Chandigarh eventually became exhausting. Then, she found out about the German language courses offered by DW Akademie at her uncle’s home in Delhi, where she watched Deutsche Welle TV for the first time. "I checked the homepage right after a show and discovered the language courses. I started reading texts and articles and listening to stories,” says Jain. By reading the texts she was able to quickly improve her listening comprehension and pronunciation and expand her vocabulary. "I like that I get to learn everything about German culture, German food, geography, habits of Germans, German cars and anything else that has to do with Germany and Europe." … [Read more...] about “German is now the music of my life.”
Flood evacuationsStorm Dennis is still causing problems, with dozens of people forced to leave their homes overnight due to fears of further flooding. More than 400 homes and businesses are under water, with south Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire among the worst affected regions. Police are warning of an unprecedented emergency in some areas close to the River Severn, where defences built after the 2007 floods to withstand a 100-year event could be overwhelmed. … [Read more...] about News Daily: Storm Dennis, coronavirus latest and Brexit positioning
When I was growing up in Birmingham, there were youth clubs. Nor did the education system give up on troubled kids — yet, today, disruptive children are simply expelled. And where do they go after that? Sadly, too many just join other excluded young boys and begin criminal lives or become victims of crime. … [Read more...] about NAZIR AFZAL: I’ve prosecuted hundreds of killings, but nothing could prepare me for one of my family being stabbed to death