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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker ($$)

Reynolds this year closed out nearly every remaining federal Engle progeny case in Florida and obtained a crucial win at the Eleventh Circuit, accomplishments that land its defense leader among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs for the fourth straight...
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

22nd Century Group to Open Laboratories to Lower Costs of Research and Speed Development of Important New Products

it will open specialized laboratories in Western New York ...The new laboratories will accelerate the development of new nicotine-free tobacco varieties as well as the invention of important tobacco products.
Business Wire
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

FDA approves Portrazza to treat advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer

approved Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received medication specifically for treating their advanced lu
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:35

don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33

tobacco product displays shape teens' risk of future cigarette use

Moving the tobacco power wall to a less-obvious location, but keeping it visible, was no different for future susceptibility than having the power wall behind the cashier. Experiment in replica convenience store shows teen cigarette susceptibility influ
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:32

[Massachusetts] Smokers Seek $600M In Marlboro Lights False Ad Trial ($$)

200,000 Massachusetts smokers on Monday urged a state judge to award it more than $600 million in its suit alleging Philip Morris USA Inc. falsely advertised Marlboro Lights cigarettes delivered less tar and nicotine to users, saying that the product was
added Nov 24, 2015 21:24

[Canada] Council bans e-cigarettes, exempts vape shops

Council voted Monday to make it illegal to vape wherever regular tobacco cigarettes are banned, including restaurants, bars, cafe, and other businesses. In August council voted to ban e-cigarette use in and within nine meters of city-owned buildings, po
CKOM - News Talk 650 (Saskatoon, SASK) (ca)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:19

Here's How Many Bugs, Rat Hairs and Cigarette Butts the FDA Allows in Your Food

Cigarette Butts in Your Pepper Your favorite spice can contain traces of foreign matter, which the FDA casually defines as “sticks, stones, burlap bagging, cigarette butts, etc.”
Yahoo! Health
added Nov 24, 2015 21:16
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[UK] Woman dies after explosion while making wreath for daughter's grave

A mother using aerosols to make a wreath for her daughter's grave has died after a cigarette sparked an explosion in her East Lothian flat. Roseanne Rowan Armstrong, 43, told firefighters she was making a wreath when the accident happened at her home in
BBC Online
added Nov 24, 2015 21:14
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[Tennessee] Questions grow about safety of e-cigarettes

Dr. Turner said there’s some uncertainty with e-cigarettes since the long term effects aren’t known. They currently aren’t regulated by the FDA like regular cigarettes. He said Galvin, a mother of two, should be somewhat cautious using an e-cigarette ar
WATE 6 (Knoxville, TN)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:12
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