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Like Tobacco Industry, Soda Industry Attempts To Avoid Accountability For Products’ Role In Poor Health Outcomes

Scientific American’s “Food Matters”: If Soda Companies Don’t Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies They Need to Stop Acting Like Them Patrick Mustain, communications manager at Oceana, compares the tobacco and beverage industries and discusses how each obfuscate science and attempt to avoid accountability for and “manipulate understanding of…

WHO Exhibits Leadership In Helping Nations Reduce Sugar Intake, Address NCDs

The Lancet: WHO’s war on sugar Editorial Board “On October 11, World Obesity Day, WHO upped the ante in its fight against sugar. First, it called for governments to introduce subsidies for fruits and vegetables and taxation of unhealthy foods, with a particular target on sugary drinks. … The second…

Addressing Breast Cancer Requires Global Efforts

The Hill: Breast cancer is not just a U.S. problem, but a global one Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, and Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen “…Breast cancer is the leading cause of women’s cancer deaths around the world. It is not a U.S. or…

Philippines President Duterte Expected To Sign Regulation Banning Smoking In Public Areas, Health Department Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Philippines’ Duterte to ban smoking in public “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will this month ban smoking in public, the health department said on Wednesday, further strengthening some of the toughest tobacco regulation in Asia…” (10/12). Associated Press: The Philippine president’s next campaign: public smoking ban “…The department is…

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