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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. BETTYE RYAN, et. al., Appellees: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Overall, the [Surgeon General] Reports were presented as authoritative and conclusive evidence that nicotine exposure essentially rewires the brain and removes an individual’s choice to continue smoking and that nicotine addiction is the fundamental reaso
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:34
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[Asia, India] Maharashtra FDA approaches law and judiciary dept over ban on e-cigarettes

has sought the opinion of the state’s law and judiciary department on what legal provisions it can invoke to impose a ban on electronic cigarettes. The move comes after the regulatory body found it can neither term vaping devices as a ‘drug’ nor as a ‘foo
Indian Express (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:17
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[Asia, India] Exclusive: Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants

A leaked email from an anti-smoking foundation funded by tobacco major Philip Morris International has revealed that the foundation is targeting prominent figures in global health and encouraging them to apply for grants for projects that can “reduce deat
The Wire (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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[California] SANTEE PARKS COULD SOON BE SMOKE-FREE

Santee is the last city in San Diego County to still allow smoking in public parks. But that could soon change. On Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m., the Santee Parks and Recreation Committee will consider a smoke-free ordinance and recommendation to
East County (CA) Magazine (Heartland Foundation)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Texas] In 90 days, you'll no longer be able to smoke in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors

Beginning March 12, patrons to Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors will have to take their smoking habit outside. The City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve updates to the city’s smoking ordinance for the first time since 2008.
WFAA Channel 8 (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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Graphic Point-of-Sale Cigarette Warnings May Encourage Teen Smoking

RAND researchers constructed a one-of-a-kind laboratory resembling a convenience store to test their hypothesis that viewing posters depicting the ravages of smoking at retail, point-of-sale, locations would serve as a smoking deterrent to vulnerable teen
MedPage Today
added Dec 15, 2017 03:13
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Smoking, drinking and drug abuse decline among U.S. teens, who prefer pot and vaping, study finds

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar -- also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes -- are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They
Los Angeles Times
added Dec 15, 2017 03:13
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Placing Antismoking Graphic Warning Posters at Retail Point-of-Sale Locations Increases Some Adolescents’ Susceptibility to Future Smoking

Conclusions Introducing graphic antismoking posters at POS may have the unintended effect of further increasing cigarette smoking susceptibility among adolescents already at risk.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 15, 2017 03:04
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