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Government and Big Tobacco make Native Americans the Low Man on the Totem Pole

Tucked away along a waterway in Mastic, Long Island is Poospatuck, the smallest Indian reservation in New York State. It means “Where the water meets” and is home to 400 enrolled members of the Unkechaug tribe of Native Americans. It’s difficult to discern where exactly the reservation begins and ends. There are no visible signs to guide your way, no glow from a towering casino to mark the spot. Once you happen upon Poospatuck, however, there’s no mistaking you have arrived.

S.C. Tobacco heritage, Art hits the trail

A new group is hoping to use an old trail to promote area artists and tourism.

Big tobacco distorted EU treaty

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - One of the biggest tobacco manufacturers in the world led a group of chemical, food, oil, pharmaceutical and other firms in a successful long-term lobbying strategy to shape European Union policy making in their favour, a new study says.

Ocean Chemistry Is the “Smoking Gun” of Climate Change

This headline is the attention-grabber written by The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) in a news release issued on world tobaccoDecember 4, 2009. The oceans surrounding Bermuda are arguably the most comprehensively studied marine sites in the world. Established more than 100 ago, BIOS has maintained the longest continuous record of ocean observations – beginning in 1954 – in the world, demonstrating an increase in acidity due to human-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. “The phenomenon known as ocean acidification is real, and we’ve got the data to support it. It is the smoking gun of climate change,” said Dr. Anthony H. Knap, Director of BIOS.

Tobacco bill’s third discussion in the National Assembly

National Assembly - The National Assembly is deliberating on penalties for people, who violate the tobacco control bill, after Ntional Asamblyre-inserting the clause, which bans sale of tobacco products that was removed by the National Council in the summer session.

Support from big tobacco

The tobacco debate is rarely played up as a public-health issue, and is almost always seen in light of major business investments by local and foreign cigarette makers, factory jobs, protection of Northern Luzon farmers, and political concessions to the Northern Alliance or Northern Bloc of politicians, among other things. But even in terms of public health, it can actually be a potent positive force, if it chooses to be one.

Doctor presses the case against tobacco scholarships

A San Luis Obispo doctor is continuing to speak out against Cal Poly for allowing students to accept scholarships from the smokeless tobacco industry as prize awards in collegiate rodeo events.

Washington Center woes are ‘plantation politics’

Former Ald. Dorothy Tillman (3rd) is pointing fingers at City Hall and at her successor for a foreclosure lawsuit that threatens to shutter her signature project: the Harold Washington Cultural Center.

Star Seeking FDA Approval of ‘Modified-Risk’ Tobacco Product

PETERSBURG, Va. — Star Scientific Inc., makers of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products, said that the company will use a novel, patented method for cultivation, curing and preparation of tobacco to formulate dissolvable smokeless tobacco products. This new curing process is the subject of a patent application, filed in December 2008. Its use has resulted in tobacco leaf with significantly lower levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) than previously achieved using the StarCured curing process, the company claimed.star tobacco