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[North Carolina] Judge Authorizes Disclosure of Asbestos Evidence

said the names of people who sued Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC before it filed for bankruptcy and who cast creditors’ ballots in the In re Flintkote Co. bankruptcy can be disclosed to Imperial Tobacco.
National Law Journal
added Aug 27, 2014 10:46

Judge Authorizes Disclosure of Asbestos Evidence

A judge has overruled an emergency motion seeking to block a gasket-maker going through bankruptcy from releasing information subpoenaed by Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.
added Aug 27, 2014 10:43

[UK] Terminally ill mother's emotional video plea for North-East smokers to quit

A 47-YEAR-OLD mother terminally ill with cigarette-related lung cancer has made an emotional video plea ... After completing six months of gruelling chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, the mum-of-one is now sharing her story as part of the Don’t be
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:32

[Australia] Smoking ban in cars with children legislation introduced to NT Parliament

Minister Robyn Lambley described it as a significant reform to the Tobacco Control Act that will ensure Territory children are protected from the harms of second-hand smoke while travelling in a car. “Research shows that the air quality when smoking in
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:31
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[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: Blue sky thinking for better health

We’ve received support from the Scottish Government and others to allow us to offer specialist free training so people who work or volunteer with parents and carers of children aged under five can learn about the risks from tobacco smoke and help their c
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:27

[UK] Health experts demand curb on the sale of e-cigarettes

(ASH)...said it could not support any plans to include electronic cigarettes under smoke-free legislation. Hazel Cheeseman, its director of policy and research, said there was "no evidence of any harm to bystanders from use of these devices" and said reg
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:25

[Kentucky] Mitch McConnell Is Headed Down the Stretch

McConnell’s most significant legislative achievements, after all, have been his ultimately unsuccessful attempts to block the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act — the so-called McCain-Feingold law — along with his buyout of tobacco farmers
New York Times
added Aug 27, 2014 10:21
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World Health Organization Urges Stronger Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes

“This view ignores the fact that product innovation to develop and assess truly reduced risk alternatives to combustible cigarettes can play an important role for public health.” Companies like Philip Morris...“are not only driving this innovation, but ha
New York Times
added Aug 27, 2014 10:04

[Russia] E-cigarettes regulation to be debated by WHO in Moscow

In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a meeting in October in Moscow, the United Nations health agency also voiced concern at the concentration of the $3 billion market in the hands of transnational tobacco companies.
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Aug 27, 2014 02:30

E-Cigarettes: A State of Play Around the World

Here is a snapshot of the situation around the world, after the World Health Organization said ... - NOT POPULAR: Germany, Norway and Russia, where e-cigarettes have not caught on in a country where a third of the population, or 44 million people smoke.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 27, 2014 02:29
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