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[New York, Virginia] NYC Proceeds With Cigarette Lawsuit After Garner Decision

New York City has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia tobacco sho... suggests a continued commitment to cracking down on the interstate trafficking and local sale of untaxed cigarettes after the death of Eric Garner —the Staten Island man who died after po
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Dec 17, 2014 05:18

[Wisconsin] Most of tobacco lawsuit dollars used to prop up state budget;

A new report says Wisconsin will receive $756 million in the current fiscal year from cigarette tax revenues and the 1998 lawsuit settlement ... the state will only spend less than a penny of each dollar of the money received on stop-smoking programs --
New Richmond (WI) News
added Dec 17, 2014 05:15

E-Cig Co. Pulls Plans For $150M IPO Citing Market Woes ($$)

distributor Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd. on Monday pulled its plans for a $150 million public debut on the Nasdaq, the latest company to drop out amid overall market volatility fueled by concerns over dropping energy prices and economic
added Dec 17, 2014 05:12

BITTMAN: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

But there’s a bigger question: How can intelligent, thoughtful, science-based legislation survive attacks by well-funded lobbyists — many of whom have worked in the very agencies they besiege — who now seem to be able to include sneaky “fixes” that might
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:08

Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand

a Boston internist who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer.
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:04

[Florida] 2014 CVN Engle Progeny Awards: The Attorney Finalists

we highlight the 2014 attorney finalists for the CVN Engle Awards, honoring excellence in this landmark series of litigation. The winner in each category will be announced December 30.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 17, 2014 01:44

BRICS Tobacco Market Outlook to 2018 - Rising Consumption of Low Tar Cigarettes to Drive Growth

provides a comprehensive analysis of the various aspects such as the market size of cigar, cigarettes, beedis, smokeless tobacco segments in BRICS Tobacco market and future outlook of the industry. The report also covers the market shares of major players
Research and Markets (ie)
added Dec 17, 2014 00:47

[Australia] Significant number of women still smoking while pregnant: birth rate report

THOMAS ORITI: The dangers of smoking during pregnancy are well established and today's findings further the point. About 6 per cent of babies were born with a low birth-weight - that's less than 2.5 kilograms - but the rate doubled for mothers who smoke
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:17

Number of babies born in Australia increases for first time in five years: birth rate report

The AIHW figures show smoking during pregnancy was reported by more than 12 per cent of all mothers in 2012 and in almost 35 per cent of teenage mothers. Almost half of Indigenous mothers reported smoking during pregnancy.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:15

[Hawaii] Study ignites concern that e-cigarettes may ‘renormalize’ smoking

Key clinical point: A high percentage of youth using e-cigarettes also are using tobacco, which suggests that e-cigarettes may be “renormalizing” smoking and recruiting adolescents who would have been less susceptible to tobacco use. Major finding: Seven
Family Practice News
added Dec 16, 2014 07:14
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