Friday, April 03, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Ilya Marritz
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Brian Wise
Monday, December 02, 2013
A 2001 study found that one in four tobacco workers suffers from acute nicotine poisoning, or “green tobacco sickness.” Gabriel Thompson looks at this illness and at why children are allowed to work in tobacco fields in this country—these hazards have led countries like Russia and Kazakhstan to ban anyone under 18 from harvesting tobacco, but no such prohibition exists here. Thompson’s article, reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, “Leaves of Poison: Why Are Children Working in Tobacco Fields?” is in the December 2 issue of The Nation. He’ll be joined by Mariya Strauss, who has done extensive reporting on child labor laws in this country.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Sugary beverages may still be available in all sizes, thanks to a New York State judge’s rejection of the Mayor Bloomberg’s big beverage ban, but the mayor is continuing his campaign to change how retailers sell products he and other officials believe are harming New Yorkers.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are unleashing a new ad campaign that graphically depicts the consequences of smoking. The campaign, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is the first of its kind by the federal government. Bob speaks to CDC director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden about the new commercials.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In 1994, scientist Victor DeNoble became the first whistleblower to reveal the tobacco industry's efforts to manufacture "a maximally addictive" product. Director Charles Evans, Jr., tells his story in the documentary “Addiction Incorporated.” The film opens in New York on December 14 at Film Forum.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Smoking is in decline. This is good news for the CDC, but bad news for tobacco farmers. This month, Washington State increased their cigarette tax to more than three dollars a pack. And two new smoking bans will take effect this summer in Kansas and Wisconsin, making a total of 26 states that say no to smokers.
Friday, April 23, 2010
By Alana Harper
The Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman will be striking out on his own again with a second solo album due out in May. Download "Fresh Hex," a trippy jam featuring Beck. Then see Tobacco Saturday at Knitting Factory.