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[Florida] King & Spalding Facing Sanctions After Tobacco Case Mistrial

King & Spalding will have to argue against sanctions in a tobacco case after an Atlanta partner's conduct caused a Miami judge to declare a mistrial. Attorney W. Randall Bassett made "premeditated, willful and egregious" comments during a five-day product (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:43

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plan to raise price of smokes gets cheers

The plan, which has yet to have a specific schedule, has given new hope to anti-tobacco groups, which have despaired over the government’s protection of the industry. A public health expert from the University of Indonesia (UI), Hasbullah Thabrany, po
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:40

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39

NICOPURE v FDA: Brief of Amici Curiae Public Health Organizations, Aug 19, 2016

This brief is focused on a single issue that amici are particularly well-suited to address: whether the Deeming Rule advances the public health. The answer is indisputably yes. Absent the Deeming Rule, the e-cigarette industry will continue to be the “W
Tobacco On Trial
added Aug 23, 2016 23:34

DOCKET for NICOPURE LABS v. FDA et al, Aug 19-22, 2016

45 AMICUS BRIEF by CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS...MINUTE ORDER. The Clerk of Court is directed to add to the docket as additional amici the seven parties who have joined in the brief of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Tobacco On Trial
added Aug 23, 2016 22:45

UK Court Approves Vote Split in SABMiller-AB InBev Merger ($$)

PLC’s two largest shareholders will be treated as a separate class in the vote on the proposed £79 billion ($103.5 billion) takeover of the company by Anheuser Busch... ... 41.6 percent of SABMiller’s shares — the stakes held by tobacco company Altria and
added Aug 23, 2016 22:34
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Effects of Large Financial Incentives for Long-Term Smoking Cessation A Randomized Trial

Conclusions In low-income smokers who did not receive face-to-face or telephone smoking cessation counseling, large financial incentives increased long-term rates of smoking cessation. (Financial incentives for smoking cessation in low-income smokers;
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
added Aug 23, 2016 22:24

Hefty hike in Colorado tobacco taxes qualifies for November ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment that would more than triple the taxes on a pack of cigarettes in Colorado will be on this year’s general election ballot, the Secretary of State’s Office said Monday. Ballot Initiative 143 has more than the necessary 9
Denver (CO) Post
added Aug 23, 2016 22:21

FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law

Agents have interviewed at least two lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquids used in electronic smoking devices. “They asked me if I knew of anything anyone might have gotten out of this legislation,” said state Sen. Phil Boots, who said he talked to an
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Aug 23, 2016 22:18
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Why grieving men are more likely to die of a broken heart: They lose the partner that cares for their health when their wife passes away

Vices, such as smoking, which were kept in check by their spouse, may also be taken up again, as a source of solace.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 23, 2016 22:16
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