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[UK] Ghosts of Bristol’s shameful slave past haunt its graceful landmarks

A petition to rename a building honouring a tobacco baron has led to fresh calls for the city to come to terms with the roots of its wealth
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:34
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[New York] VIDEO: CITY HOOKAH LOUNGES FACING NEW REG­U­LA­TIONS

bars and restaurants won't be issued a hookah permit unless 50 percent of sales come from the smoking products. The minimum age to smoke hookah has been raised from 18 to 21 and stablishments are now required to display signage warning about the dangers
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Apr 19, 2018 18:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Can't Slash Smoker's Award, 11th Circ. Says ($$)

Eleventh Circuit said Tuesday it wouldn’t slash a $634,201 jury verdict to a Philip Morris smoker who underwent a lung transplant, saying a lower court didn’t err by not reducing the award to reflect a Veterans Affairs discount the hospital received for h
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 17:44
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‘We have a rich heritage and, we believe, a bright future’: how transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose policy and shape their public identity

are using Twitter to oppose tobacco control policy and shape their public identity by promoting corporate social responsibility initiatives in violation of [FCTC]. Regulation of the tobacco industry’s global online activities is required.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:28
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Says $20M Punitive Damages Barred In Engle Case ($$)

appeals court Tuesday to reverse $20 million in punitive damages awarded to a smoker's widower, arguing that state law bars it from being hit with punitive damages it has already incurred in another case for the same acts. In oral arguments, the cigarett
Law360
added Apr 18, 2018 13:42
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Firm Claims It’s Getting Burned By Georgia Tobacco Regs

an unconstitutional restraint of trade. S&M Brands, maker of the Tahoe, Bailey’s and Riverside brand of cigarettes, claimed in its lawsuit that Georgia’s revised Model Escrow Agreement unconstitutionally impairs the company’s contract with its bank, unf
Courthouse News
added Apr 18, 2018 13:38
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[South Dakota] Parents, officials concerned about vaping by S.D. students

School districts from Sioux Falls to Spearfish are grappling with an increase in students who are "vaping" on campus. Students - some as young as middle schoolers - inhale from hand-held devices that heat liquid gels into an aerosol containing nicotine a
KELO 1320 AM / 107.9 FM (Sioux Falls, SD)
added Apr 18, 2018 13:36
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[UK] Midlands health visitors in new smoking cessation drive

Health visitors and smoking cessation experts at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces to launch a new service for pregnant women and their families.
Nursing Times
added Apr 18, 2018 13:21
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Pain interference and alcohol, nicotine, and cannabis use disorder in a national sample of substance users

Pain interference may confer risk for the occurrence of cannabis use disorder...and development of alcohol and nicotine dependence among users of both genders. Pain interference may be an important factor to monitor in these populations.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Apr 18, 2018 13:17
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A fMRI study on the impact of advertising for flavored e-cigarettes on susceptible young adults

These and exploratory eye-tracking findings suggest that advertising for sweet/fruit flavors may increase positive associations with e-cigarettes and/or override negative associations with tobacco, and interfere with health warnings, suggesting that one
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Apr 18, 2018 13:17
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