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[California] VIDEO: LA man suing after he says e-cig battery exploded, burned his genitals

Nearly a dozen new lawsuits are being filed that claim people were burned by exploding e-cigarette batteries, including one from a Los Angeles man who said he was seriously injured. "I suffered second- and third-degree burns to my legs, thighs, genitals
KABC-TV Channel 7 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:28

[Florida] $24 Million Awarded To Wife, Daughter Of Deceased Smoker ($$)

awarded a family of a deceased smoker $15 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit bringing the total award to $24 million in a suit where they claimed that smoking was the cause of a man’s lung cancer and death (Rosemarie Graffeo v. R.J. Reyn
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 23, 2018 19:15

[UK] RB Leipzig construct 'special area' in away dressing room to allow Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to smoke during Europa League last-32 clash

RB Leipzig have gone to extraordinary measures to accommodate Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri for Thursday's Europa League tie – constructing a 'special area' in the away dressing room which will allow him to smoke. Sarri takes his side to Leipzig with the
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:31

MARCUS: Kids Should Be Told The Truth About E-Cigarettes. They’re Not As Dangerous As Smoking

Gottlieb seems to be suggesting the 17 percent of young people who believe e-cigs are a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes are wrong, but nothing could be further from the truth. There is no scientific doubt that e-cigs absolutely are a dramatic
The Federalist
added Feb 23, 2018 01:19

[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Pa. Man Gets 1 Year For Aiding Tobacco Tax Evasion ($$)

A Pennsylvania distributor was sentenced to a year and a day behind bars in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to helping a Bay State wholesaler avoid paying more than $9.6 million in taxes on massive shipments of tobacco products
added Feb 22, 2018 23:31

DC Circuit Urged To Knock Down FDA E-Cig Rule ($$)

a challenge brought by manufacturer Nicopure LLC and trade group The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition. Consumer advocates, an e-cigarette maker, the state of Iowa, a nonprofit law center and a host of public policy experts on Tuesday told the court that
added Feb 22, 2018 18:02

Lead and other toxic metals found in e-cigarette 'vapors': study

Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the study, publis
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01

Drought cuts BAT pay to farmers by 12% (Kenya)

payments to farmers dropped by 12 per cent (or Sh100 million) to Sh1.2 billion in the 2017 season as leaf deliveries were lower than in 2016 due to drought and floods, the company has said. The multinational, which has contracted about 5,000 tobacco fa
Asoko Insight (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:58
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[Montana] On Special Assignment Preview: New smoking proximity rule

A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public buildings in Yellowstone County goes into effect March 1. The rule, approved by the RiverStone Board of Health in December, will also ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices indoors, as well
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:45

[California] Board of Trustees considers smoking ban

On Feb. 22, the Board of Trustees will hear first reading of a proposed policy to ban all smoking at City College. The ban would include cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and vaping, and remove the existing designated smoking areas. If adopted, the policy w
The Guardsman (City College of San Francisco)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:38
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