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[Missouri] Local man injured by electronic cigarette battery explosion

James Horn was working at Olive Garden in the back of the restaurant Saturday afternoon when a electronic-cigarette battery caught fire, and ultimately exploded in his pocket. “My pocket started getting real hot, and then all of a sudden it started maki
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added May 11, 2016 20:28

[New York] Realty Law Digest

Cigarette Smoke Permeated Apartment—Plaintiff Lost 97 percent of the Use of Her Apartment...Owners of Pieds-a-Terre Are Entitled to Smoke-free Environments, Just Like Owners Who Use Apartments as Primary Residences—"Tenant Should Not Have to Develop Lung
New York Law Journal
added May 11, 2016 20:01

[Asia-pacific] HUDSON: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive... But the tobacco companies vowed to fight back, and the TTIP is now their major hope.
added May 11, 2016 19:54

[Africa] Factors influencing cigarette smoking among soldiers and costs of soldier smoking in the work place at Kakiri Barracks, Uganda

Smoking rates are substantially higher in the UPDF compared to the general public and results in significant productivity costs. Interventions designed to reduce smoking among UPDF personnel should be included in the country's national tobacco control pla
Tobacco Control
added May 11, 2016 19:49

Special communication: Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies

We have assembled for this purpose a group of leading waterpipe researchers worldwide, and worked through an iterative process to develop the suggested instruments and definitions based on what we know currently about the waterpipe epidemic. While the sug
Tobacco Control
added May 11, 2016 19:49

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Reasonable rules for e-cigarettes

While anti-tobacco activists have reflexively opposed e-cigarettes, the available research supports the FDA’s more limited approach. The priority should be keeping e-cigarettes – and all addictive substances – out of the hands of children.
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added May 11, 2016 19:26

EDITORIAL: The FDA finally steps up on e-cigarettes

E-cigarette businesses, whether small or large, are mixing highly addictive batches of chemicals and selling them with almost no federal oversight. Figuring out what is in these products is necessary for figuring out how dangerous they are — and how to m
Washington Post
added May 11, 2016 18:52

New Research Underscores FDA's Need to Take Action on American Spirit Cigarettes' Misleading Packaging

Descriptors and other aspects of American Spirit cigarette packs lead 50-60 percent of U.S. adults to incorrectly believe that American Spirit cigarettes are less harmful than a comparison cigarette pack, according to a new research released by Nicotine a
PR Newswire
added May 11, 2016 13:43

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $11M For Wife's Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a woman who died of lung cancer after four decades of heavy smoking urged a Florida jury Tuesday to award him $11 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for her death, saying the tobacco giant hid the dangers of smoking from her until sh
added May 11, 2016 13:41

Turning Point Brands, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering

Through widely recognized brands such as Zig-Zag®, Beech-Nut® and Stoker’s®, the company markets smokeless products (chewing tobacco and moist snuff), smoking products (premium cigarette papers and cigar products), new generation electronic products (vapo
Business Wire
added May 11, 2016 13:39
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