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A Heart Risk in Drinking Water

also found that arsenic appeared to amplify the damaging effects of smoking: Death rates accelerated sharply among smokers exposed to arsenic. Other studies suggest that arsenic may also contribute to the development of diabetes, which is another factor i
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 30, 2014 18:09

The Significance Of Altria's Q3 Results

It is odd to see the company trading at a premium to the S&P 500, as Altria is in a declining industry. I believe the company will make a better purchase when the stock dips closer to its historical discount to the overall market's PE ratio.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 30, 2014 17:06
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Indiana’s smoking rate remains among highest in the nation

As part of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) District 9 Cancer Control Coalition is hosting a Lung Health Summit on Thursday, Nov. 6, to increase awareness of the district’s lung cancer burden. The event will be he
WNDU NBC 16 (South Bend, IN)
added Oct 30, 2014 16:52

[Florida] Engle: a mass tort run amok

In re Engle Cases shows what can happen to cases filed by plaintiffs' lawyers in a mass tort action when the court determines that such cases were filed without sufficient information about the plaintiffs that the attorneys claim to represent. Plaintiffs
International Law Office (uk)
added Oct 30, 2014 16:51

Tobacco industry use of flavours to recruit new users of little cigars and cigarillos

Tobacco companies engaged in a calculated effort to blur the line between LCCs to increase the appeal to cigarette smokers, and the use of flavours facilitated these efforts. Bans on flavoured cigarettes should be expanded to include flavoured LCCs, and t
Tobacco Control
added Oct 30, 2014 14:48

Jones Day Adds Ex-Womble Carlyle Tobacco Litigator ($$)

Jack M. Williams joins Jones Day as a partner after serving as a partner in the Atlanta office of Womble Carlyle...will continue to represent R.J. Reynolds at Jones Day, according to the firm, having tried 50 jury trials for the company over just the las
added Oct 30, 2014 14:45

TOBACCO NATION: WHERE AMERICANS SMOKE, DIP AND DIE TRYIN’ / Who's Still Smoking? State-by-State Analysis of U.S. Tobacco Use

We combed through the latest CDC data for interesting and surprising patterns of tobacco use in the U.S. ...Would you have guessed that Maine loves cigars more than anywhere ...Kentucky...highest rate of smoking-attributable deaths (371 per 100,000 peopl
added Oct 30, 2014 14:41

[Asia, India] Health ministry likely to ban ITC's e-cigarettes

Research findings by experts have held that they are no less unsafe than the "real thing"
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 30, 2014 14:38
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[Luxembourg] Cancer Foundation slams tobacco VAT compensation

Luxembourg's Cancer Foundation has condemned a government decision to compensate for the 2 percent VAT increase on tobacco products by reducing excise duty from January 1, 2015.
Luxemburger Wort (lu)
added Oct 30, 2014 14:29

[China] Citic Bank to Sell up to $2 Billion Shares to Tobacco Maker ($$)

China Citic Bank Corp, the country’s seventh largest lender by assets, said it plans to raise up to 11.9 billion yuan from placing up to 2.46 billion shares to China National Tobacco Corp, the...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 30, 2014 14:26
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