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  • Another journal refuses tobacco-sponsored research

     
    The online, open-access journal PLoS Medicine said this week that it will no longer accept for publication reports of research sponsored by tobacco companies. The journal joins two of its sister publications, PLoS Biology and PLoS One, in formally...
  • Lingerie ad and smoking endorsement woes in 'Idol'-land

     
    As a family-friendly show, "American Idol" obviously strives to maintain a pretty clean image. (Remember the Alex Lambert bleep earlier this season?) Of course, that's not always so easy -- for "Idol" or its former contestants -- especially when it...
  • Money clashes with mission

    When the cold call came from Ameriquest Mortgage Co., a top lender, Jeff and Cheryl Busby were intrigued. They had been wanting to renovate the garage of their small bungalow, a stone's throw from picturesque Green Lake. The agent, they said, promised...
  • For Congress, election imperils balanced budget

    Facing an out-of-whack federal budget and a ballooning debt, congressional Democrats made a simple pledge when they took power in January: If lawmakers increased spending or cut the taxes needed to pay bills, they would find money elsewhere to balance the...
  • Howard Engle dies at 89; lifelong smoker filed landmark suit against tobacco companies

    Dr. Howard Engle, a Florida pediatrician and lifelong smoker whose tobacco lawsuit resulted in the largest punitive damage award in U.S. history, died Wednesday at his home in Miami Beach. He was 89. Engle had been in declining health for years from...
  • Higher cigarette taxes: unhealthy and unfair

    Higher cigarette taxes: unhealthy and unfair
    Nicholas Goldberg's "How and why taxes go up, in smoke” (June 14) reads more like press release from the anti-smoking lobby than an objective question-and-answer backgrounder: Smoking is bad and the state needs more money, therefore hiking the...
  • Junk-food tax idea is gaining weight

    "Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies? With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
  • Funding Studies to Suit Need

    In 1994, it was the biggest punitive damages judgment in history: $5.3 billion that an Alaskan federal jury awarded to fishermen and others whose livelihoods had been devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill. Three years later, as Exxon waged...