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[Canada] Multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge

class-action lawsuit that targets three Canadian tobacco manufacturers for nearly $20 billion has ended after almost three years of testimony. Closing arguments wrapped up in Montreal on Thursday, with Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan taking th
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:45

[Florida] $35 Million Awarded to Smoker in Engle Tobacco Case

Richard Boatright, a 61-year-old man who began smoking at the age of 12, is one of thousands of plaintiffs who were a part of the first-ever smokers’ class action case Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. (Online Legal Marketing)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:44

[Florida] National Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to a record low 7.5 percent. The report details the lives and health care dollars each state could save if it brought its teen smoking
PR Newswire
added Dec 11, 2014 23:43

[Virginia] Girl Scouts study air quality, lobby against smoking

Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 3546 in Stafford. They participated in a year-long study of the impact of air quality on our lives and produced a comic strip
Stafford County (VA) Sun
added Dec 11, 2014 23:41

[UK] Merchants of Doubt — film review

charlatan scientists and scholars have been mobilised by the hand of oil or tobacco, this documentary’s villains, to retaliate against truth and true expertise — that cigarettes kill people ...Chastening; grimly funny; salutary
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:39

[Alabama] EDITORIAL: Secondhand smoke dangerous to rest of us

Montgomerians would expect to be protected from health threats in many other areas of daily life – from tainted water, for example, or leaking gas lines. Surely having protection in public areas from such a clearly identified health threat as tobacco sm
Montgomery (AL) Advertiser
added Dec 11, 2014 21:34

New Studies Detail the High Costs of Smoking in America, and the Comparative Bargain of Convincing People to Quit

Two new studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the health care costs of smoking are even higher than previously estimated, and that the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers mass media campaign has been extremely cost-effective at
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 21:31

Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 16 Years Later (PDF)

The states’ failure to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs is undermining the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. It is also indefensible given the conclusive evidence that such prog
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 21:29

New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs That Can Stop 7 Million Kids from Smoking, Save Over 2 Million Lives

states are missing an opportunity to save millions of lives and over $120 billion in health care costs because they continue to shortchange proven programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coa
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 13:53

[UK] CLOSING TIME / Who’s killing the British pub? (PDF)

. A survey of publicans reported that 54 per cent of pub customers smoked in 2006 and it is highly telling that the same survey showed that this number had fallen to 38 per cent in 2008 following the introduction of smoking bans in Scotland (March 200
added Dec 11, 2014 13:48
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