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[New Jersey] R.J. Reynolds Alerts Florida Court To Accutane Ruling In Mesothelioma Row ($$)

nolds Tobacco Co. cited the Aug. 1 ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court in In re: Accutane Litigation, No. 2017 079958, N.J. Sup., 2018 N.J. LEXIS 988, as “pertinent” to the Florida Supreme Court’s continued consideration of a dispute over application o
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 15, 2018 04:51
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[Florida] Widower Sues Tobacco Companies, Supermarket Over Wife’s Death ($$)

plaintiff took aim at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Publix Supermarkets Inc. in connection with the wrongful death of his wife, just two months after her lung cancer diagnosis (Walter Schnitzer, on behalf of the Estate of Deborah S
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 15, 2018 04:43
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[Washington] 9th Circ. Snuffs Out Tobacco Co.'s Challenge On $58M Tax Tab ($$)

allowed the U.S. to collect $58 million from a Native American-owned tobacco manufacturer for unpaid federal excise taxes and related interest and penalties because neither a congressional statute nor a treaty with the Yakama Nation from the 1800s created
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 04:40
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The Truth campaign took down teen smoking. Now it's going after JUUL.

But Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, hasn't been shy about slamming JUUL. "The fact that JUUL is acting like, 'What, young people are using JUUL? We never intended that to happen,' is a little disingenuous," she said. Oh yes, that.
Mashable.com
added Aug 15, 2018 04:31
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[UK] E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study.
ScienceDaily
added Aug 15, 2018 04:28
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[UK] Number of pregnant women smoking goes UP for first time as more take risks with unborn babies' lives

Rates of smoking during pregnancy have increased for the first time on record, NHS figures show. Cuts in smoking cessation services have been blamed for the rise, which puts more women at risk of miscarriage and endangering their baby’s health. NHS Dig
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:27
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[UK] Festival goes smokefree as Greater Manchester aims to make smoking history

This year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival will make its Family Zone smokefree for the first time. Smokefree events are being held across Greater Manchester this summer as areas consider creating more permanent smokefree outdoor areas.
Rochdale Borough Council (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:52
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Montana attorney says changes to tax initiative unnecessary

- An attorney for Montana says the changes that an anti-tax group wants to make to a ballot initiative to raise the state's tobacco tax are minor and unnecessary. Chief Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion writes Monday to the state Supreme Court that Mon
KXLY News 4 (Spokane, WA)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:27
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Shared Decision-Making Flops for Lung Ca Screening

A snapshot of real-world shared decision-making conversations for lung cancer screening revealed that such discussions averaged less than a minute and that the physicians involved never once brought up potential harms, a new study found. Among the 14 ex
MedPage Today
added Aug 15, 2018 01:23
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Testing messages about comparative risk of electronic cigarettes and combusted cigarettes

Comparative risk communication might encourage smokers to switch to lower-harm tobacco products. Comparative risk messages with more negative antismoking elements in the design might be particularly effective, because they led to higher self-efficacy to q
Tobacco Control
added Aug 14, 2018 02:48
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