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Things Are Good: Uruguay Defeated Big Tobacco

Large tobacco companies that operation multinationally and earn billions of dollars a year off of an unhealthy addictive drug often fight poor nations. They fight poor nations in the courts and the markets when those poor nations try to increase the well being of their citizens by managing tobacco sales. Recently Uruguay won a legal […]

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Alberta Politics: Big Tobacco’s doubtful claim high taxes encourage cigarette smuggling finds support on Alberta’s Wildrose benches

PHOTOS: Young cigarette smokers in 1910. The tobacco industry and its friends on the Opposition benches think high tobacco taxes are a problem. Below: Wildrose Party Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt, an advocate of this view; NDP Finance Minister Joe C… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Big Tobacco’s doubtful claim high taxes encourage cigarette smuggling finds support on Alberta’s Wildrose benches

Bill Longstaff: Tobacco companies—the biggest, baddest drug dealers pursue our kids

If we conjure up an image of drug cartel bosses, we might imagine swarthy men with gold chains hanging around their necks and voluptuous babes hanging off each arm. This would be well off the mark for the drug dealers who present the greatest threat to our young people. They are, on the contrary, law-abiding . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Tobacco companies—the biggest, baddest drug dealers pursue our kids

Dead Wild Roses: Tabacco Farming – Child Labour in the USA

The news: If you’re a 7-year-old in the U.S., you are by law too young to buy a cigarette at the counter — but you are old enough to work in the tobacco fields as a day laborer.

Human Rights Watched released a disturbing report Wednesday on child labor in America’s tobacco farms. The . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Tabacco Farming – Child Labour in the USA

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading.

– Zoe Williams interviews George Lakoff about the need for progressive activists and parties to work on changing minds rather than merely pursuing an elusive (and illusory) middle ground: (T)he left, he argues, is losing the political argument – every year, it cedes more ground to the right, under the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– Plenty more commentators are weighing in on the Harper Cons’ enemy list, including the Star, the Globe and Mail, and Lawrence Martin. But Robyn Benson makes the most important comment about the Harper with-us-or-against-us mentality that’s being applied to the federal government apparatus just as much as . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Danielle Smith and Big Tobacco

What is it with right-wing politicians and tobacco, anyway? Below: Don’t worry, she won’t have to pay higher taxes for that cigarette.

The leaders of all Alberta parties but one seem committed to ending smoking by young Albertans. The sole holdout? It’s the Wildrose Party, led by former Fraser Institute apparatchik Danielle Smith, of . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Danielle Smith and Big Tobacco

Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings

According to popular opinion, parents who smoke cigarettes are the root of all evil. It doesn’t matter if a parent steps outside and walks twenty paces away from their house before lighting up. They still suck and everyone feels sorry for their children.

A little story not related to parenting but related to tobacco: a . . . → Read More: Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings

Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings

According to popular opinion, parents who smoke cigarettes are the root of all evil. It doesn’t matter if a parent steps outside and walks twenty paces away from their house before lighting up. They still suck and everyone feels sorry for their childre… . . . → Read More: Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings