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[Florida] Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case ($$)

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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[UK] Health officials at odds over the safety of e-cigarettes, as TV ads launched

New TV adverts encouraging the use of E-cigarettes to quit smoking are to be launched by Public Health England - just as other health officials warn there is little evidence they are safe. The new campaign, due to start next month, is the first time tha
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:30
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[UK-Scotland] Vaping: Smoking alternative which became global phenomenon

As the e-cigarette industry grows, we look at the communities building up around it. At a vape shop in Glasgow, people are engaged in the revolutionary act of sitting around and having a chat. For many, e-cigarettes have become more than just an alte
STV (uk)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:28
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Sen. Durbin’s Bill to Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Will Improve Health and Increase Federal Revenues

The Tobacco Tax Equity Act proposes to tax all tobacco products – including pipe tobacco, cigars, smokeless tobacco and tobacco products not currently taxed under the federal tax code – at similar rates as cigarettes. We applaud Sen. Durbin for taking ac
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:41
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Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Specifically, it found that children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were more likely to have asthma by age 7. The same was true for those whose mothers experienced extreme stress or depression during the child's first three years. Researchers aren
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 27, 2017 06:37
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[UK] Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

Success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade, according to a new report. Nearly 1 in 5 (19.8%) quit attempts were successful in the first half of 2017, up from an average of 15.7% over the last decade. The figures come from
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Sep 27, 2017 00:07
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Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- Smoking Vapor®

For the 2nd year in a row, Smoking Vapor® Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 881 with sales growth of 505%
PR Newswire
added Sep 26, 2017 15:43
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Big Business Starting to Look at Canada's Newest Industry

Here's a look at some companies that are getting into the cannabis game: Philip Morris It makes sense for a major tobacco company to be interested in cannabis. Back in the 1960s, when social interest in marijuana began to grow, rumors circulated that
PR Newswire
added Sep 26, 2017 15:34
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Certified-organic cigarettes? Tobacco is big organic business in Virginia

Virginia’s USDA-certified organic farms produced $18.5 million in certified-organic tobacco, according to the The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. That accounts for 33 percent of the state’s organically produced c
WTOP Radio (Washington, DC)
added Sep 24, 2017 14:28
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A missing voice: the human rights of children to a tobacco-free environment [FREE FULL TEXT]

We argue that this novel angle provides important legal tools to protect the health and well-being of children. Because children are seen as ‘replacement smokers’ by the tobacco industry, protecting children in this context is key to haltering the devasta
Tobacco Control
added Sep 23, 2017 00:57
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