A Question Of Intent

A Great American Battle With A Deadly Industry

Author: David Kessler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786731028

Category: History

Page: 512

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Tobacco companies had been protecting their turf for decades. They had congressmen in their pocket. They had corrupt scientists who made excuses about nicotine, cancer and addiction. They had hordes of lawyers to threaten anyone—inside the industry or out—who posed a problem. They had a whole lot of money to spend. And they were good at getting people to do what they wanted them to do. After all, they had already convinced millions of Americans to take up an addictive, unhealthy, and potentially deadly habit. David Kessler didn't care about all that. In this book he tells for the first time the thrilling detective story of how the underdog FDA—while safeguarding the nation's food, drugs, and blood supply—finally decided to take on one of the world's most powerful opponents, and how it won. Like A Civil Action or And the Band Played On, A Question of Intent weaves together science, law, and fascinating characters to tell an important and often unexpectedly moving story. We follow Kessler's team of investigators as they race to find the clues that will allow the FDA to assert jurisdiction over cigarettes, while the tobacco companies and their lawyers fight back—hard. Full of insider information and drama, told with wit, and animated by its author's moral passion, A Question of Intent reads like a Grisham thriller, with one exception—everything in it is true.

A question of intent

a great American battle with a deadly industry

Author: David A. Kessler

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

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The former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recounts his investigation into the inner workings of the tobacco industry, revealing how tobacco companies hid the truth about the health risks of smoking for decades.

Geborgen im Leben

Wege zu einem erfüllten Dasein

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler,Susanne Schaup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426872680

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 253

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Peddling Poison

The Tobacco Industry and Kids

Author: Clete Snell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982393

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Documents the tremendous changes in the last decade in the political and legal landscape of tobacco control and how it impacts youth.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412115

Category: Democracy and science

Page: 389

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Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

SmokeReality : Rauchen: Bitte nur Erwachsene

Author: Keyvan Davani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847534007

Category:

Page: 164

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Jugendliche sind ein profitabler Markt. Daher ist der Tabakindustrie jedes Mittel Recht, um DICH moglichst fruh zum lebenslangen Konsum von Zigaretten zu versklaven. Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen der Tabakkonzerne zeigt die schockierenden Fakten. Und genau dieses Wissen gibt dir das Machtgefuhl, dich aus der Matrix der Manipulation, Abhangigkeit und Illusion zu befreien - du selbst bestimmst uber dein Leben.

Schwarzes Netz

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440172

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill - die Bestseller-Reihe von Erfolgsautorin Val McDermid In McDermids neuntem Thriller um das Ermittleduo Hill/Jordan ist der Polizeipsychologe Tony Hill mit einer mysteriösen Serie von Selbstmorden konfrontiert. Stets sind es Frauen, die mitten im Leben stehen, mit ihren prononcierten Meinungen jedoch einen Shitstorm von Internet-Trollen hervorgerufen und diesen offenbar nicht verkraftet haben. Merkwürdig nur, dass sie alle den Freitod berühmter Schriftstellerinnen wie Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf oder Anne Sexton imitieren und sich deren Werke jeweils in der Nähe der Toten finden. DCI Carol Jordan ist unterdessen zurück in ihrem alten Job bei der Polizei und bekommt ein neues Team, mit dem sie im Norden Englands schwere Fälle aufklären soll. Die rätselhafte Serie von Suiziden wird für sie zur Nagelprobe. Hochspannung garantiert: "So packend, dass man alles um sich herum vergisst." The Times

Drug Use, Policy, and Management

Author: Richard Isralowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865693333

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Examines how the complex problem of drug use and dependence may be addressed in the context of its many facets, ranging from drug containment policies to the provision of prevention and treatment services.

Health and Wellness

Author: Professor of Genetics Emeritus University of California Davis California Gordon Edlin,Eric Golanty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763786861

Category:

Page: 810

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The 10th edition of Health & Wellness provides a holistic view of what it really means to be healthy today. The text draws a parallel between the behaviors, social and physical environment as well as the positive mind and body attitude necessary to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle. Several features have been developed to help students learn and understand the concepts of health and wellness in the text such as Learning Objectives, Self-assessments, key terms, epigrams and health tips. Chapters conclude with Critical Thinking about Health and encourage students to answer questions and explore their own opinions on health topics. End of chapter material includes Health in review brief review of the chapter, Health and Wellness online a glimpse at the resources available on the web, References, Suggested readings, and recommended websites. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."

Social Medicine in the 21st Century

Author: Samuel Barrack

Publisher: iMedPub

ISBN: 1461096138

Category: Social medicine

Page: 118

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PLoS Medicine's October 2006 issue contained a special collection of eleven magazine articles and five research papers devoted entirely to social medicine.The collection featured many of the leaders in the field, including Paul Farmer, Arthur Kleinman, David Satcher, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dorothy Porter, and Leon Eisenberg.The Kaiser Family Foundation has conducted interviews with two of the authors of papers in this collection, David Satcher and Paul Farmer.Now iMedPub brings this collection to you within a book.

Tobacco Capitalism

Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry

Author: Peter Benson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691149208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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Tells the story of the people who live and work on US tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. This book explores the cultural and ethical ambiguities of tobacco farming and offers concrete recommendations for the tobacco-control movement in the United States and worldwide.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Up in Smoke

From Legislation to Litigation in Tobacco Politics

Author: Martha A. Derthick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304647

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Now, with a brand new 3rd edition, the book returns to "ordinary politics" and the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which gave the FDA broad authority to regulate both the manufacture and marketing of tobacco products. Derthick shows our political institutions working as they should, even if slowly, with partisanship and interest group activity playing their part in putting restraints on cigarette smoking.

God's Solution

Why Religion Not Science Answers Life's Deepest Questions

Author: Declan Hayes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595461190

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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God's Solution demolishes the anti religious arguments of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer and atheism's other polemicists who have scurried aboard this lucrative bandwagon. God's Solution begins by showing us that science, not religion, has always been war's harlot. God's Solution then proceeds to show how and why sacred scripture makes sense and how the secular ideologies raged against it have always brought out the worst in people. God's Solution then demolishes Darwinism as a scientific theory and denounces Darwin as the racist bigot that he was. God's Solution uses a wide array of examples to show that Mother Nature is much too varied to be shoehorned into a simplistic theory like evolution. God's Solution then uses the charity industry to show that religion, not atheism holds the moral high ground. In using the arguments of the secular jihadists to show how life without religion is meaningless, God's Solution will prove a valuable resource to all readers who honestly seek the scientifically grounded metaphysical truths of their own inherited faith and who wish to imbue their children and grandchildren with those same beliefs.

Hijacked Brains

The Experience and Science of Chronic Addiction

Author: Henrietta Robin Barnes, MD

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611686768

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book, written from the perspective of a practicing primary care physician, interweaves patientsÕ stories with fascinating new brain research to show how addictive drugs overtake basic brain functions and transform them to create a chronic illness that is very difficult to treat. The idea that drug and alcohol addiction are chronic illnesses and not character flaws is not newsÑthis notion has been around for many years. What Hijacked Brains offers is context and personal stories that demonstrate this point in a very accessible package. Dr. Barnes explores how the healthy brain works, how addictive drugs flood basic reward pathways, and what it feels like to grapple with addiction. She discusses how, for individuals, the combination of genetic and environmental factors determines both vulnerability for addiction and the resilience necessary for recovery. Finally, she shows how American culture, with its emphasis on freewill and individualism, tends to blame the addict for bad choices and personal weakness, thereby impeding political and/or health-related efforts to get the addict what she needs to recover.

Smoking 101

An Overview for Teens

Author: Margaret Oldroyd Hyde,John F. Setaro

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761328353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A look at the harmful effects of smoking.