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[Florida] Boca widow wins $4 million from tobacco companies in addiction case

Debbie Perrotto’s attorneys claimed the cigarette companies used deceptive advertising... “If you teach the jury about what really happened (deceptive cigarette ads), then they agree” that the tobacco companies were deceptive, Schlesinger said.
WSB-AM 750 (Atlanta, GA)
added Nov 24, 2014 00:50
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[Colorado] Randomised trial of two nicotine patch protocols distributed through a state quitline

A randomised trial did not find worse cessation outcomes among quitline users who received half the minimum recommended course of NRT, but offering the full recommended course using a split-shipment protocol may be reasonably cost-effective and supportive
Tobacco Control
added Nov 23, 2014 14:12
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[Louisiana] DRAFT OF CANTRELL'S SMOKING BAN RELEASED

The ordinance would ban smoking (defined to include vaping or e-cigs as well) in a large part of the city; so it might be easier to talk about where smoking wouldn’t be illegal. Puffing will be permitted in private homes, any retail tobacco business or
Nola Defender
added Nov 22, 2014 16:45
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Neil Withington to retire from RAI board; Ricardo Oberlander designated to succeed him (PDF)

Reynolds American (RAI)
added Nov 22, 2014 16:27
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[California] RIOS: Separate designated vaping area

De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers as opposed to standard cigarettes... Those within the two social circles do not feel the need to separate from each other.
La Voz Weekly (De Anza College)
added Nov 22, 2014 16:21
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KERSHAW: Don't let Big Tobacco crush e-cigarettes

* Kershaw: FDA should let e-cigarette industry innovate to save tobacco smokers' lives Editor's note: Oliver Kershaw is the founder and CEO of E-cigarette Forum. He is also a co-founder of Vaping.com and the E-Cigarette Summit, which aims to promote ope
CNN
added Nov 22, 2014 13:27
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Silica and Smoking Synergistically Boost RA Risk

Whereas smoking and silica exposure each significantly boosted the likelihood of developing anti-citrullinated protein/peptide antibody (ACPA) positive rheumatoid arthritis, the risk was turbo-boosted more than eight-fold when both factors are combined, a
MedPage Today
added Nov 22, 2014 13:10
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[Vermont] Montpelier council considering smoke-free parks, downtown

City Council will soon consider making the parks in Montpelier smoke free, a proposal the city’s Parks Commission is already behind. A second idea, limiting smoking downtown, was also brought up at this week’s meeting and will be explored in the future.
Rutland (VT) Herald
added Nov 22, 2014 12:57
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[California] Smokers hold out for habit despite public pressure, taxes

A coalition of health advocacy groups says increasing taxes on cigarettes will shock more people into quitting, thereby lowering health care costs and saving taxpayer dollars. Dubbed Save Lives California, the coalition comprises the American Lung Associ
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 22, 2014 12:56
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Big Tobacco Launches A 'Safer' Cigarette, It Won't Stem The Decline

In other words, U.S. stocks are very expensive by historical standards, and Big Tobacco stocks are only a hair cheaper that the broader market. And again, this is an industry in terminal decline - which should be trading at a substantial discount to the
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Nov 21, 2014 23:58
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