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[Florida] As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

What caused the coronary heart disease that forced a Florida smoker to undergo a triple bypass at 45, and when that disease first occurred, took center stage as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds last week. Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA017202.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:36
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[Florida] Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal For Failure To Prosecute In Engle Case ($$)

In a Nov. 14 ruling, a divided Second District Florida Court of Appeal found that a trial court’s dismissal of a tobacco plaintiff’s case for lack of prosecution...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 16, 2018 02:34
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FDA Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cig Sales, Ban Menthol Cigarettes

The move against flavored e-cigarettes stops short of the full ban that had been expected from the agency. Instead, sales of these products -- thought to be especially alluring to teens -- will only be allowed in stores within special closed-off areas ma
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 16, 2018 02:32
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1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes: CDC

More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional smokes, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 16, 2018 02:31
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Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2017

What are the implications for public health practice? Implementation of evidence-based tobacco control interventions that address the diversity of tobacco products used by U.S. adults, in coordination with regulation of tobacco product manufacturing, ma
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:30
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Notes from the Field: Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Any Tobacco Product Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2018

The rise in e-cigarette use during 2017–2018 is likely because of the recent popularity of e-cigarettes shaped like a USB flash drive, such as JUUL; these products can be used discreetly, have a high nicotine content, and come in flavors that appeal to y
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:29
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[Asia] China aims to sell 6 billion cigarettes but tells people to quit smoking. What does it want?

China’s state-owned tobacco producer said it will meet its annual sales target this year, official media reported on Wednesday, raising questions about the sincerity of Beijing’s effort to improve public health by encouraging people to smoke less.
South China Morning Post
added Nov 16, 2018 02:25
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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

Many consumers are confused about the health implications of e-cigarettes. This is a primer about what research so far shows about these devices. Are they safer than traditional cigarettes? Yes. But that does not mean they are safe.
New York Times
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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[Asia, Thailand] Cigarette packs to get overhaul

Ten new warning images on cigarette packages and plain packaging are part of a new regulation before the Public Health Ministry to discourage smoking, according to minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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Michiganders urged to quit tobacco during Great American Smokeout

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michiganders to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout® event on Nov.15.
Office of the Governor Michigan
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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