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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoke break

death isn’t cool and killing your friends isn’t either. Our editorial board asks that you respect this ban and abide by it for the sake of both your health and the health of others. This citywide smoking ban is a step closer towards a safer and healthier
The Maroon (Loyola University)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:50
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $6M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

the jury assigned equal responsibility to R.J. Reynolds and to Henry Gray, who died in 1995, for his smoking related death. The jury awarded the $6 million in damages to his wife Ellen Gray for pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, among other th
Law360
added Jan 30, 2015 14:46
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[UK] Pregnant smokers: offering shopping vouchers helps expectant mums give up nicotine, study finds

The study authors conceded the new intervention is controversial, but said in the long run it could save money. Several-hundred pregnant women were offered a total of $750 in shopping vouchers, in conjunction with counselling, if they could give up cigar
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:42
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[Ireland] Government approved drafting e-cigarette bill last year

The bill would prohibit the sale of non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, to those under 18 years of age and by those under 18 years.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:41
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[California] GLEASON: Electronic Cigarettes Remain Top Tax Target For Politicians

The fraudulent movement to ban, tax, and over-regulate e-cigarettes says...they’re more interested in protecting the state’s monopoly on cigarette sales than they are in public health.
Forbes
added Jan 30, 2015 14:38
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Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow in the quitter’s brain decreases significantly... Because of this, the researchers suggest that a gradual cutting back on smoking may be the best choice to avoid the severe effects
Psych Central
added Jan 30, 2015 14:31
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[Indiana] Vaping Liquids Could Soon Face Stricter Regulations

A Senate committee Thursday narrowly approved a bill regulating manufacturers of e-liquids, which are used in vaping pens and e-cigarettes. The production of e-liquids, also known as vaping liquids or e-juices, is essentially unregulated in Indiana. Se
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Jan 30, 2015 14:30
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Altria Forecast Trails Some Estimates as Sales Volumes Fall

forecast profit for the current year that trailed some analysts’ estimates as its sales volumes decline. Profit per share in 2015 will be $2.75 to $2.80, Richmond, Virginia-based Altria said Friday in a statement. Analysts estimated $2.80, on average, wit
Bloomberg News
added Jan 30, 2015 14:27
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Altria Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results; Delivers Full-Year Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth of 8.0%

“In 2014, Altria delivered another year of strong business results and excellent returns for shareholders,” said Marty Barrington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria. “We grew adjusted diluted EPS by almost 16% in the fourth quarter and by 8.
Altria Group, Inc.
added Jan 30, 2015 12:10
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[California] Fitch Corrects 2014 U.S. Tobacco Portfolio Review Spreadsheet

has revised the 2014 U.S. Tobacco portfolio review spreadsheet originally published on Aug. 8, 2014. The revision was required to correct inaccurate descriptions of the prior Rating Watch/Outlook status of two series of bonds issued by the California Coun
Business Wire
added Jan 30, 2015 12:09
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