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[Florida] HAUT: Big Tobacco and Jury Awards

By capping damages, the bill will likely force plaintiffs to go elsewhere, which will hopefully lessen the burden on our already-strained courts. If that is what the bill is trying to accomplish, that is a proper-enough motivation to me.
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 18, 2015 12:24
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ADNEC Sets Stage for 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company ( ADNEC ) is gearing up to host the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH 2015), the largest international gathering of tobacco control advocates, policy makers, researchers, public health and clinical ex (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 12:22

Dancing With the Stars: Suzanne Somers' Link to Big Tobacco

What is now known as the ThighMaster was originally marketed by Joshua Reynolds, heir to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company fortune. (He also sold a lot of Mood rings in the 1970s.)
added Mar 18, 2015 12:22

[UK] NCCN publishes new guidelines for smoking cessation

To meet the needs of patients who are smokers at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Smoking Cessation. The NCCN Guideli
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Mar 18, 2015 09:01

[Denmark] High tobacco consumption lowers body weight: a Mendelian randomization study of the Copenhagen General Population Study

High tobacco consumption causes lower body weight among current smokers. However, smoking does not seem to affect body shape or fat distribution causally. The lack of association between CHRNA3 genotype and body weight among former smokers and never smoke
International Journal of Epidemiology
added Mar 18, 2015 09:00

[Denmark] Genetic analysis of current smokers shows that high tobacco consumption lowers body weight

smokers who consume a high amount of tobacco are more likely to weigh less. Concern about gaining weight is one of the most common reasons that smokers give for not giving up the habit. Furthermore, previous research has shown that an increasing number o
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Mar 18, 2015 08:58

[UK] Adolescents’ response to pictorial warnings on the reverse panel of cigarette packs: a repeat cross-sectional study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Including pictorial images on the back of cigarette packaging improved warning persuasiveness for never and experimental smokers, but had a negligible impact on regular smokers. The findings have implications for warning design.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 18, 2015 08:57

[New Zealand] Theoretical impacts of a range of major tobacco retail outlet reduction interventions: modelling results in a country with a smoke-free nation goal [FREE FULL TEXT]

interventions that markedly reduced availability of tobacco retail outlets...Nevertheless, the results still suggest that tobacco outlet reduction interventions could modestly contribute to an endgame goal.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 18, 2015 08:56

March 2015, Volume 24, Issue e1: The Pack and the Retail Environment

The retail environment for tobacco: a barometer of progress towards the endgame / No place to hide: two pilot studies assessing the effectiveness of adding a health warning to the cigarette stick / Crowdsourcing data collection of the retail tobacco envi
Tobacco Control
added Mar 18, 2015 08:53

[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: regional delegates refused visas

The three day conference started on the 17th and as I write, at least 38 registered delegates we know of, many whose presentations had been accepted by the conference and some who were to chair sessions, are still waiting for their visas to be issued. T
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Mar 18, 2015 08:49
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