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[Iowa] Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance launched a campaign asking Hy-Vee, Inc. to ban products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes at stores with pharmacies and clinics. As a practical matter, such a policy would cover nearly all of the ch
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 23:31
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[North Carolina] Rogers: Whether you smoke it or work in it, tobacco is fraught with danger

I spent four summers in the early 1950s putting in tobacco in Columbus County. I’ve seen grown men cry, fight, pass out...illegal to sell cigarettes to minors but we can hire them to work all day in it. Does that make sense? Tobacco has been a golden cr
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 21, 2014 23:15
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

MVPJones Day's Stephanie Parker has been R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s go-to attorney since she began trying cases for it 15 years ago, and as its lead defense counsel, she has helped it win cases even in the post-Engle litigation landscape, including the f
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 23:11
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‘Vape’ Joins Pot Lingo as Oxford’s Word of the Year

“The growing popularity of e-cigarettes, combined with the legal cannabis industry, created a perfect storm,” said Katherine Martin, a lexicographer involved in the selection. Yet “vape” is only the tip of the linguistic iceberg, at least when it comes
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2014 23:09
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[New York] ARCHIVE: EDITORIAL: SMOKING IN THE SUBWAY

Tobacco smoke should be banished from the platforms of the underground railway....the odor of one partly burned cigar, disagreeable anywhere, is positively nauseating in a Subway car.
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2014 23:06
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[Virginia] Tobacco commission changes plan for Va. medical school grant

The group awarded a $25 million grant to create a medical school in southwest Virginia says a plan to create a “virtual” health science center with multiple partners is a better option.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 17:47
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[New York] Photo: Man Bums A Smoke, Lights Up On Crowded Subway Car

on a delayed 6 train. Daina Bouquin captured this scene, noting, "This guy was laying down taking 3 seats. He sat up, bummed a cig & lit up." Shockingly, aside from the man who appears amused by the whole thing, no one seems to be reacting. Or offering an
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Nov 21, 2014 17:41
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CHEN: Jones Day Is Not Amused

Sharyl Reisman, the hiring partner at Jones Day, took umbrage at my post about the firm's recent hiring of seven Supreme Court clerks. Here is Reisman's letter (it was also addressed to Aric Press, ALM's editor in chief), followed by my response.
AmericanLawyer.com
added Nov 21, 2014 17:35
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What do you believe is the most significant clinical issue in COPD today and why is the issue important to clinicians?

That's the question MedPage Today asked R. William Vandivier, MD, professor of medicine and director of the COPD Center at the University of Colorado Denver.
MedPage Today
added Nov 21, 2014 17:31
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Says Using Engle Findings Violates Federal Law

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday argued before the Eleventh Circuit that Engle progeny plaintiffs cannot rely on the findings of that landmark suit to establish their strict liability and negligence claims against the tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 12:48
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