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[Europe, UK] Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes. The Shadsworth Business Park firm has been given permission to challenge Brussels’ Tobacco Products Directive at the EU’s Court of Justice.
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 21:51
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'Dead broke' no more: Bill Clinton fancies $1,000 cigars, world's most expensive stogie maker says

The once 'dead broke' former president is a connoisseur of His Majesty's Reserve cigars, which cost $1,000 a piece, Gurkha Cigars owner and CEO Kaizad Hansotia told Bloomberg during an interview about the company.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 21:46

Nicotine & Tobacco Research Advance Access Alert 14 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

Intentions to smoke cigarettes among never-smoking U.S. middle and high school electronic cigarette users, National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011-2013 / Population Support Before and After the Implementation of Smoke-free Laws in the United States: Tr
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 21, 2014 21:42

[Massachusetts] SILVERMAN: Red Sox Beat: No more big league chew / Curt Schilling proves it’s time to snuff out problem

If only the players and Major League Baseball could see that they are dead wrong when it comes to how they rationalize and allow the use of smokeless tobacco rather than eliminating the addictive and cancer-causing substance.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Aug 21, 2014 21:38

[Europe] 2nd Circ. Won't Revisit EU's RICO Suit Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims can apply to conduct outside the U.S., leaving intact a decision to revive a European Union suit alleging a criminal money-laundering and cigarette-smuggling scheme run by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
added Aug 21, 2014 21:34

RJ Reynolds Says Evidence Doesn't Support $4M Engle Award ($$)

arguing that the damages for pain and suffering were not in line with the evidence showing that the smoker was abusive to his wife. Jones Day's Gregory Katsas, who argued on behalf of the tobacco company in front of a panel of Florida's Third District Co
added Aug 21, 2014 21:32

[UK] What's New on TobaccoTactics?

What's New on TobaccoTactics? 13 August 2014: The second UK Consultation on plain packaging of tobacco products ended 7 August 2014. View our list of third parties to stay up-to-date on on the organisations and people opposing plain packaging and their l (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:24

[Massachusetts] 'Chewing tobacco gave me cancer': baseball pitcher Curt Schilling blames 30 years of the 'addictive habit' for giving him mouth cancer

The 47-year-old told WEEI radio in Boston that he is in remission from mouth cancer. But he'll ‘go to his grave’ believing he got sick because he chewed smokeless tobacco for 30 years. Cancer: Pitcher Curt Schilling told how he was diagnosed with mouth c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:22

[Australia, UK] NSW to follow Queensland and NT in outlawing smoking in prisons

The attorney general, Brad Hazzard, announced on Wednesday that NSW prisons would be cigarette-free in a year’s time, following similar recent bans in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New Zealand. Hazzard admitted it would not be an easy transitio
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:18

[UK] Nine facts about tobacco company lobbying

3. For decades after the link between smoking and lung cancer was scientifically proven, the tobacco industry deliberately caused public confusion about the health impacts of tobacco. In 1953, following advice from public relations firm Hill and Knowlto
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Aug 21, 2014 15:15
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