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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can Tobacco be Relatively Safe?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Should warning labels on tobacco products take into account varying degrees of harm?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fareed Zakaria; Funny Seders; Republicans Divided

Friday, April 03, 2015

Fareed Zakaria defends liberal arts education; two wings of the Republican party at odds; NYC Council member Vincent Gentile; a "safer" tobacco product & some (fun) Passover Seder tips.

The Takeaway

The Big Business of Buying Scientists

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The new documentary, "Merchants of Doubt," looks at the so-called scientists working for big corporations to sway our opinions on their products and national policy. 

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WNYC News

Lawsuit Says UPS Transported Millions of Contraband Cigarettes into New York

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A parcel delivery service is accused of abetting trade in illegal smokes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cracking Down On Hookah

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Investigations into hookah bars has led to a proposed legislation that would threaten their existence in NYC. Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez explains the purpose behind a possible ban.

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The Takeaway

Chinese Govt. Makes Millions Selling Cigarettes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigates China's multi-billion dollar tobacco industry—and the rise of cancer—for the latest issue of the magazine.

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The Takeaway

Massachusetts Town Clashes Over First-in-Nation Ban on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A town in central Massachusetts could be the first town in the U.S. to ban all tobacco sales.

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Operavore

Australian Officials Intervene to Lift Carmen Smoking Ban

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A government health minister has told Western Australian Opera that it can resume staging "Carmen" – complete with tobacco references – without endangering a sponsorship.
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WNYC News

Bible Lessons Explain NJ's Budget Sacrifice

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Like Esau, New Jersey's short-term gain to help balance the budget gives up some long-term benefits.

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The Takeaway

CVS Quits Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The drugstore chain will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

1964: Opening salvo in the tobacco wars

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

This year marks the 50th anniversary of what some call "the most important public health document of the 20th century": the Surgeon General's first Report on Smoking and Health.

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WNYC News

Anti-Tobacco Experts Spar Over E-Cigarettes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Everyone who works in public health opposes smoking — but that doesn't mean they all agree about 'vaping.'

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

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.

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New Tech City

Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?

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New Tech City

Coffee and E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No heavy subject matter this week. Instead, we're diving into two subcultures that have been transformed by tech: Coffee and cigarettes. If you've never heard of a burr grinder or cartomizer, this podcast is for you. 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Record on Tackling Tobacco Stronger Than Against Soda

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WNYC

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.

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On The Media

CDC's Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Addiction Incorporated

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.

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The Takeaway

Decline in Smoking Takes Toll on Tobacco Farmers

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.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow)

Friday, April 23, 2010

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.

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