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[New York] Groups, States Back NY In $247M UPS Cigarette Penalty Row ($$)

A host of states and anti-tobacco groups have thrown their support behind the state and city of New York’s bid Wednesday for the Second Circuit to affirm a $247 million penalty against United Parcel Service Inc. for helping to move untaxed cigarettes fro
added Mar 3, 2018 18:47

New York State Asks Appeals Court To Uphold $247M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

New York state on Feb. 21 urged an appellate panel to uphold a federal judge’s $247 million verdict against the United Parcel Service (UPS), saying UPS had plenty of notice of the kind of damages the plaintiffs were seeking (The State of New York, et al.
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 3, 2018 18:47

[Florida] Jury Awards $0 to Smoker's Widow, Despite Linking RJR Cigarettes to Smoker's Cancer Death

found R.J. Reynolds cigarettes caused the lung cancer that killed a Florida smoker, but cleared Reynolds of financial liability in the case. Mobley v. R.J. Reynolds...attributed 95% of responsibility for the fatal cancer to Mobley himself and awarded no
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:47

as smoking rates decline, hollywood isn’t getting the picture

the majority of 2018 Oscar nominees in major categories — 86 percent — feature tobacco imagery on screen, which has been proven to initiate smoking among youth.... an increase in instances of tobacco imagery over nominees in previous years. Over the past
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:46

[Australia] Power erodes far right's appeal as old stronghold votes

more than 460,000 people have now signed a petition against the FPO's flagship policy of allowing smoking in bars and restaurants -- an embarrassment for a party committed to direct democracy.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:46

[UK] NHS hospitals that refuse surgery to smokers and obese patients are slammed for ‘draconian and discriminatory’ policies

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges criticised the policies, which were introduced in some clinical commissioning groups last October. Professor Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said people in need of medical help will be le
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:46

[Canada] Saskatchewan won’t implement vaping regulations despite increased health concerns

A report from John Hopkins University found that the aerosol vapor from over 50 per cent of sampled e-cigarette devices contained concentrations of toxic metals like lead, manganese, nickel and chromium that exceeded health limits. They also found that n
Global News (ca)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:45

GREENHUT: Are Health Advocates Finally Wising Up About the Nature of Risk?

I'm not about to start smoking cigarettes. But those who do smoke need fewer bans and less hectoring—and more access to products such as e-cigarettes that might save their lives.
Reason Magazine
added Mar 3, 2018 18:44

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Groundhog day as vapers try to talk their way into our smokefree public places

Chapman disputes these claims and in the article below cites a range of evidence which demonstrates that both primary and secondary exposure to vaping can pose serious health risks. He argues that therefore vaping should be subject to the same public pol
Croakey (au)
added Mar 3, 2018 18:23

These Household Giants Are Being Battered By Technology

Japan Tobacco Inc., which has seen domestic cigarette sales fall for 17 straight months, is playing catch-up in adapting to the changing environment. The company’s Ploom Tech smokeless tobacco device lags behind Philip Morris International Inc.’s IQOS in
Bloomberg News
added Mar 3, 2018 18:17
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