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Analysis of the logic and framing of a tobacco industry campaign opposing standardised packaging legislation in New Zealand

BATNZ's Agree–Disagree campaign relied on unsound arguments, logical fallacies and rhetorical devices. Given the industry's frequent recourse to these tactics, we propose strategies based on our study findings that can be used to assist the tobacco contro
Tobacco Control
added Oct 1, 2016 00:28
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Florida Jury Awards $6.4 Million To Estate In Tobacco Suit ($$)

awarded the estate of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) $6.4 million after finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s role in a conspiracy among tobacco companies to hide the dangers of smoking led to the man’s disease and dea
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2016 22:26
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Trial ($$)

in favor of Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny suit after finding that a widow was unable to pursue claims against the tobacco company because her husband was not a citizen of Florida when his lung cancer manifested (Elsa Chacon v. Philip Morris U
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2016 22:26
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[Louisiana, North Carolina] 3 officers among 6 indicted for trafficking contraband cigarettes

In a federal indictment of six men, three law enforcement officers were charged Thursday with trafficking in contraband cigarettes. New Orleans police officers Justin Brown and Joshua Carthon and Orleans sheriff's deputy Garrett Partman were arrested We
WVUE Fox 8 (New Orleans, LA)
added Sep 30, 2016 22:23
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[UK] Police 'still await power to fine on the spot for smoking in cars with children'

Police are still waiting to be given the power to issue fines to people smoking in cars with children a year after the crackdown was launched, according to the organisation that represents rank-and-file officers. The Police Federation of England and Wal
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 30, 2016 22:19
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[UK] Why Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton is happy to be a quitter: Pop star fronting this year's Stoptober says she's determined to give up smoking 'for the sake of her kids'

will really be putting herself in the spotlight when she attempts to quit smoking next week. She is joining thousands of others to try and kick the habit as part of Stoptober. The mother-of-four says her biggest motivator to give up tobacco is so she can
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 30, 2016 22:18
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia raises cigarette excise tax by 10.5 pct for 2017

Indonesia will raise its cigarette excise tax by an average of 10.5 percent next year to safeguard the health of the public, the finance minister said on Friday. The planned tax increase will follow a 11.3 percent rise this year, and the government will
Reuters
added Sep 30, 2016 22:16
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Sales of Accessories Heat Up

accessories for a pair of unrelated product lines—electronic cigarettes and legalized marijuana...electronic cigarettes have helped increase marketable accessory lines with cartridges, chargers, brushes and more. However the category itself has become mor
Convenience Store Decisions
added Sep 30, 2016 22:13
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FDA rule on tobacco products under final review

The White House is reviewing a final rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. The rule aims to clarify when the FDA can regulate a product like nicotine gum as a drug or device versus a tobacco product like electronic cigare
The Hill
added Sep 30, 2016 22:12
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[Canada] This may be exactly what smokers need to quit

Le and his team are proposing to develop a new vaccination strategy targeting the lungs, which offers an effective treatment that can sequester nicotine in the airways and limit its entry into the brain. Preliminary results show that levels of nicotine
BayToday.ca (ca)
added Sep 30, 2016 22:10
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