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Changes in use of types of tobacco products by pack sizes and price segments, prices paid and consumption following the introduction of plain packaging in Australia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Introduction of PP was associated with an increase in use of value brands, likely due to increased numbers available and smaller increases in prices for value relative to premium brands. Reported consumption declined following the December 2013 tax incre
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2015 14:59

Cigarette smokers’ classification of tobacco products

when presented with photographs of tobacco products, large proportions of current smokers were unable to differentiate between cigarettes, little cigars, cigarillos, RYO and cigars. Findings have implications for existing public health efforts targeting c
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2015 14:56
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[Canada] Alberta bureaucrats knew tobacco-litigation consortium less qualified

Senior Alberta civil servants significantly altered an assessment, allowing former premier Alison Redford the opportunity to choose a legal consortium to which she had close personal and political ties for a potentially lucrative tobacco-litigation contr
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 25, 2015 14:54

[Australia] LETTERS: Philip Morris should not be interfering with Uruguay’s public health legislation

the burden of proof should be on PMI to demonstrate that it is not a legitimate public health measure to ban the advertising of tobacco and otherwise limit its sale (all tobacco, on a non-discriminatory basis) instead of challenging the Uruguayan governme
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 25, 2015 14:49

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Persuades Jury Ex-Smoker Doesn't Have COPD ($$

Jurors reached the decision Tuesday shortly after closing arguments wrapped in the case, during which R.J. Reynolds attorney Frank T. Bayuk of King & Spalding LLP told jurors that Cynthia Green did not have COPD before the Engle class action cutoff date,
added Nov 25, 2015 14:45

[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker ($$)

Reynolds this year closed out nearly every remaining federal Engle progeny case in Florida and obtained a crucial win at the Eleventh Circuit, accomplishments that land its defense leader among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs for the fourth straight...
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

22nd Century Group to Open Laboratories to Lower Costs of Research and Speed Development of Important New Products

it will open specialized laboratories in Western New York ...The new laboratories will accelerate the development of new nicotine-free tobacco varieties as well as the invention of important tobacco products.
Business Wire
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39

FDA approves Portrazza to treat advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer

approved Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received medication specifically for treating their advanced lu
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:35

don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33

tobacco product displays shape teens' risk of future cigarette use

Moving the tobacco power wall to a less-obvious location, but keeping it visible, was no different for future susceptibility than having the power wall behind the cashier. Experiment in replica convenience store shows teen cigarette susceptibility influ
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:32
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