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[Florida] Jurors Award Ex-Smoker $375K But Find Her 90% at Fault for Her COPD in Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

Jurors Thursday linked R.J. Reynolds cigarettes to a Florida smoker’s lung disease, but they placed the majority of blame on the smoker, and their $375,000 verdict was a fraction of what she sought against the tobacco giant. Rozar v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Florida] Multimillion-dollar tobacco verdict upheld

A divided state appeals court this week upheld a nearly $6.4 million verdict...in a 2-1 decision, ruled Wednesday in favor of Mary Brown, who was awarded $6.375 million in 2015 after a trial in Duval County, according to state and county court records.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[New York] Cuomo signs law to halt free e-cigarette handouts to minors

The bill closed a loophole in a state law that had already banned the sale of e-cigarettes to people under 18 but still allowed their use as promotional items. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the bill's sponsor, said it was in response to c
New York Daily News
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Asia-pacific] BAT Malaysia keen on smokeless device but wants clear laws

Its MD Erik Stoel said a regulatory and fiscal mechanism is mandatory to ensure the tobacco- heating product does not end up in the same legal limbo like vape-based devices. “We are a bit concerned that if we were to introduce this type of products, the
The Malaysian Reserve (my)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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[Russia] Lawmaker proposes fines for selling tobacco and alcohol to pregnant women

A Russian regional lawmaker has proposed the introduction of fines for selling drugs, alcohol and tobacco to pregnant women. The law could also force all women who want to purchase these items to prove they’re not pregnant. Vladimir Petrov of the Leningr
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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Physician: Tobacco company racketerring -- Oklahoma's story

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center will release a series of reports summarizing internal tobacco industry documents that tell the story — in the words of tobacco company executives and their lobbyists — of a highly successful 50-year campaign to influence O
The Oklahoman
added Apr 20, 2018 18:13
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MARSHALL: Lowering nicotine in cigarettes

The “nicotine notice” is just the beginning of the FDA’s effort to regulate tobacco products and protect citizens from the harmful effects of nicotine, and the planned rollout will most certainly take time. The FDA is encouraging public comment for 90 da
Harvard Health Publications
added Apr 20, 2018 18:11
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HINKLE: Relax—You’ll Probably Survive Until Tomorrow

New York Times published an opinion column on "The Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigs." ... Formaldehyde shows up in foods as well. The American Council on Science and Health cites European research showing that apples contain as much as 6.8 milligrams per kilog
Reason Magazine
added Apr 20, 2018 18:09
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[Canada] ‘They’re everywhere’: thousands of littered cigarette butts near Winnipeg patios

A new patio smoking ban bylaw is great news for many diners, but less than a month into the new rule, it has already lead to an abundance of trash. Littered cigarette butts are almost impossible for many Winnipeggers to miss outside of local bars and r
Global News (ca)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:07
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Kris Jenner puffs on a cigarette and enjoys a cocktail at Kourtney's 39th birthday bash

Kris Jenner was in need of a quick cigarette break as she attended Kourtney's 39th birthday party. The 62-year-old reality star was pictured enjoying a smoke on Kylie Jenner's Instagram during a break from the family-filled festivities.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2018 18:06
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