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[UK] Smoking ban and staff shortage led to Wiltshire prison riot, court told

A ban on smoking and short-staffing led to a prison riot with inmates causing “many thousands of pounds worth of damage”, a court has heard. Luke Needham, 30, Andrew Alford, 41, and Deno Harrison, 23, are on trial at Winchester Crown Court charged with
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:11
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[Minnesota] JEN HOBAN d/b/a MASTERPIECE VAPORS; THE PLUME ROOM LLC; J.H.T. VAPE LLC; LAKES VAPE SUPPLY LLC; and TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 4 LIFE v. FDA: COMPLAINT (PDF)

Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life (THR4Life) is a non-profit corporation, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado. THR4Life, which has three board members who reside in Minnesota, is active in Minnesota and t
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 05:04
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[District of Columbia] MOOSE JOOCE, MOUNTAIN VAPORS, RUSTIC VAPORS, and DUTCHMAN VAPORS, Plaintiffs, v. FDA: COMPLAINT (PDF)

The Deeming Rule thus triggers burdensome regulatory requirements, including a ban on truthful speech...Deeming Rule is unconstitutional because the FDA employee who issued it had no constitutional authority to do so, and because the rule violates the Fir
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 04:57
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[Texas] RAVE SALON INC. d/b/a JOOSIE VAPES v. FDA: ORIGINAL COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

The Deeming Rule thus violates the First Amendment by prohibiting vaping manufacturers and retailers, including Joosie Vapes, from making truthful and non-misleading statements regarding vaping devices, e-liquids, and related products. Therefore, the De
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 04:46
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[California] Subpoenas flying in Tony Gwynn tobacco case as Mr. Padre documentary premieres

The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has been aggressively seeking evidence against deceased baseball legend Tony Gwynn and already has served subpoenas to various dentists, healthcare providers and others with records that could help the company fight a l
USA Today
added Jan 31, 2018 04:39
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Arbitrary federal vaping regulations threaten businesses, consumers—and constitutional rights

A career bureaucrat with [FDA] ordered that vaping be made subject to the Tobacco Control Act—even though vaping doesn’t involve tobacco....Under the arbitrary edict by Associate Commissioner for Policy Leslie Kux, small businesses that make flavored e-li
Pacific Legal Foundation
added Jan 31, 2018 04:36
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BOEHM: Nonsensical FDA Ban On Vaping Products Faces 3 New Legal Challenges

FDA took unconstitutional action when it made electronic cigarettes subject to the Tobacco Control Act (even though they contain no tobacco), lawsuits argue.
Reason Magazine
added Jan 31, 2018 04:29
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BENTLEY: FDA sued over 'unconstitutional' rule that threatens e-cigarette businesses

argues the deeming rule is unconstitutional and threatens individual liberty. One of PLF's key arguments is that regulations with the force of law can only be signed off by agency executives nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The dee
Washington DC Examiner
added Jan 31, 2018 04:27
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TIMES INSIDER|What We’re Reading: Scientific Sway

From MIT Technology Review: This riveting story looks at how propagandists use science against itself to secretly influence policymakers... describes the smoking industry’s decades-long disinformation campaign to sow doubt about whether smoking causes can
New York Times
added Jan 31, 2018 04:20
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