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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Must Pay For Causing Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Counsel for the son of a man killed by lung cancer told a Florida jury on Friday that RJ Reynolds is responsible for the man’s death and should be forced to pay punitive damages, because it purposely created an addictive product and hid its dangers from t
Law360
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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AGs From 9 States Urge FDA To Ban Menthol In Tobacco ($$)

In a letter to the FDA, the attorney generals of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Idaho, Maine, New Mexico and Pennsylvania urged the agency to ban menthol tobacco products, saying the public health downsides of tobacco flavoring
Law360
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[New York] Attorney General Underwood – Leading Bipartisan Coalition Of 9 AGs – Urges FDA To Ban Flavored Tobacco

“A ban on flavored tobacco products is critical to New Yorkers’ public health – especially young New Yorkers, who too often get hooked on these products at a young age, leading to a lifetime of addiction.” The letter was led by Attorney General Underwoo
New York State Attorney General
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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Thirdhand Smoke at Philip Morris

In 1991, scientists at Philip Morris Inc. conducted some of the first studies on thirdhand cigarette smoke...provide further evidence that cigarette smoke chemicals remain in the environment for months after smoking, that they re-emit back into the air a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 23, 2018 06:29
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[UK] World's biggest cigarette company offered tobacco products to doctors and nurses to mark NHS 70th birthday

[PMI] sent a letter to all NHS trusts and the health secretary, Matt Hancock, offering to help doctors, nurses and other health workers give up smoking by using its cigarette alternatives.
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 23, 2018 06:27
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Perception and Current Use of E-cigarettes Among Youth in China

E-cigarette use among youth in China remains low but awareness is high. E-cigarette use was associated with increased intentions to use tobacco... Chinese youths use e-cigarettes as a tobacco product rather than an aid to quitting.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 23, 2018 06:08
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Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt use rises

Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.
Reuters
added Jul 23, 2018 05:30
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[Australia] Un-liked! Government dumps $600,000 taxpayer-funded scheme that saw it pay Instagram models to post sexy photos to promote good health

Some of those hired to by the government to promote women's health were sponsored by alcohol companies, promoted controversial detox 'skinny teas,' uploaded photos of themselves smoking and endorsed sun tanning.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 23, 2018 05:14
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[UK] Revealed: No-nonsense nurse fed Winston Churchill cold soup at 5am, scrubbed him in the bath and didn't care that he never wore pyjamas as he fought pneumonia in 1943

During the winter of 1943, a young nurse sat down to write a letter to her husband,...‘He also tells me that he hates cigars, and never smokes more than a quarter of one.... ‘As he gets better so his cigars get larger, and tonight after dinner he was smok
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 23, 2018 04:54
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'We Are Outraged': This South Florida Firm is Winning Millions of Dollars Against Big Tobacco

Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices has been in trial since May 14, working on all three back-to-back cases. The cases are among thousands of similar suits emanating from a 2016 Florida Supreme Court ruling that overturned a $145 billion verdict
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2018 16:05
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