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Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils [FREE FULL TEXT]

t e-cigarettes are a potential source of exposure to toxic metals (Cr, Ni, and Pb), and to metals that are toxic when inhaled (Mn and Zn). Markedly higher concentrations in the aerosol and tank samples versus the dispenser demonstrate that coil contact in
Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:35

[Netherlands] No further investigation into the Tobacco Industry

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (hereafter: DPPS) has concluded that it is not possible to bring a successful prosecution against the tobacco industry under the current legal and regulatory frameworks. For this reason, the DPPS will not continue to
Openbaar Ministerie (nl)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:32

[California] VIDEO: LA man suing after he says e-cig battery exploded, burned his genitals

Nearly a dozen new lawsuits are being filed that claim people were burned by exploding e-cigarette batteries, including one from a Los Angeles man who said he was seriously injured. "I suffered second- and third-degree burns to my legs, thighs, genitals
KABC-TV Channel 7 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:28

BAT progress on sales and cigarette alternatives hits shares

is throwing itself into the fiercely competitive battleground of alternatives such as e-cigarettes and devices that heat tobacco without burning it, but it trails rival Philip Morris International (PM.N) on tobacco-heating devices that some see as more ap
added Feb 23, 2018 19:18
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[Netherlands] Big Tobacco Dodges Trial as Prosecutor Rejects Murder Case

“A successful prosecution of the tobacco manufacturers -- one resulting in a conviction -- is not possible within the current regulations and parameters,” the authority in a statement. Dutch criminal-law attorney Benedicte Ficq in 2016 filed charges with
Bloomberg News
added Feb 23, 2018 19:16

[Florida] $24 Million Awarded To Wife, Daughter Of Deceased Smoker ($$)

awarded a family of a deceased smoker $15 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit bringing the total award to $24 million in a suit where they claimed that smoking was the cause of a man’s lung cancer and death (Rosemarie Graffeo v. R.J. Reyn
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 23, 2018 19:15

[Indonesia] Father who put a cigarette in his nine-month-old son’s mouth and told his wife to take a photo before posting it to social media is facing up to six months behind bars

A callous father who posted a disturbing picture of his nine-month-old son smoking on social media is facing jail. The 36-year-old man, named as Muzammil, is said to have put a cigarette in the child's mouth. He then asked his 18-year-old wife to take
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:02

$19.5M Verdict Knocks R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Its Part in Florida Pawn Broker's Lung Cancer Death

The award includes $4.5 million in compensatory damages to the widow and daughter of Frank Graffeo and a $15 million punitive verdict imposed against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes, which jurors concluded hooked
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 23, 2018 18:51

[UK] MALONE: ‘Stop me before I kill again’: why Philip Morris International needs governments’ help to quit smoking, and why governments need more pressure to do so [FREE FULL TEXT]

Philip Morris’s advertisement — a virtual plea to ‘stop me before I kill again’ — ought to be taken seriously. There is no reason why a plan to phase out cigarette sales cannot be developed and pursued now. In some countries like the UK, such a plan may i
Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:45

Preliminary announcement - year ended 31 December 2017

British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Feb 23, 2018 18:42
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