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Emily Atkin
I write about rats, poop, corpses, crystals, food, health & the environment . member , alum . I retweet compliments. Eatkin@tnr.com
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Eric Holthaus Nov 16
The latest from the mounting tragedy of the as of Friday night: - 71 dead - 1,011 missing - 47,200 displaced - millions breathing the worst quality air in the world California is suffering a humanitarian crisis.
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Emily Atkin 9h
lol remember when words had actual meaning
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Timothy Cama Nov 16
He would require Senate confirmation. And no Cabinet official is ‘permanent’
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Maddie Stone Nov 16
Every now and then I read a press release or headline and I think, what would my 2015 self have thought of that? She might have been... a bit surprised?
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Jack Lienke Nov 16
FDA seems to be one of the only agencies in this administration that is interested in creating new regulatory protections (as opposed to dismantling existing ones).
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @emorwee
No matter where you come down on it, that's a pretty unusual thing to hear from a person in the Trump administration.
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @ScottGottliebMD
FDA Commissioner says he wants to ban menthol cigarettes because they “disproportionately and adversely affect underserved communities" and "exacerbate troubling disparities in health related to race and socioeconomic status."
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @emorwee
Others say a menthol ban will end racist marketing strategies that have led to widespread illness and death in the black community. (Smoking-related illness is the largest cause of preventable death among African Americans)
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @emorwee
Some see the FDA's proposed menthol ban as discriminatory. “Why would the government ban the cigarettes that I prefer, while the estimated 78 percent of non-Latino, white smokers who prefer non-mentholated cigarettes are allowed to keep on puffing?”
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
The FDA wants to ban a product used predominantly by African Americans. Some say that's racist, but others say it's anti-racist—a way to combat blatant racial targeting by tobacco companies.
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
I wrote about the FDA's new proposal to ban menthol cigarettes, which raises old and complicated questions about the tobacco industry's influence on the black community.
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @linzsports
2018 motto ^
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Kiley Kroh Nov 16
Great reporting from on another crisis facing survivors of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina: thousands, many of whom lived in low-income housing, are suddenly homeless after they were ordered to vacate
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Emily Atkin Nov 16
Replying to @linzsports
oh god lindsay the replies to this tweet. lmk if you need a drink later jesus christ
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Lindsay Gibbs Nov 16
If Kobe Bryant wants a redemption tour in the era, he should actually have to answer questions about the 2003 rape case. If he refuses, maybe skip the 10,000-word profile? My latest, on what we do with Kobe now:
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Natasha Geiling Nov 15
Replying to @ngeiling
Having a smoke day is not as much fun as having a snow day — and I’m lucky because all it means for me is staying inside. Baby Area’s homelessness crisis plus its location close to (increasingly destructive) wildfire is a public health disaster.
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Natasha Geiling Nov 15
I’ve had class cancelled due to snow, and I’ve had class cancelled due to storms, but I’ve never had class cancelled due to poor air quality from wildfires (until today, at least).
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Emily Atkin Nov 15
Replying to @zackbeauchamp
Omg YES
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Brian L Kahn Nov 15
The thousands of people who are homeless because of the Camp Fire are climate refugees. How their story plays out will tell us a lot about the future
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Emily Atkin Nov 15
Replying to @emorwee
Approximately 45 million homes are currently in the Wildland-Urban Interface. The Forest Service expects that number to rise another 40 percent by 2030. If that happens, 2018 won't be the last wildfire season that kills a huge number of people.
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