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Philip Morris International-funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’: analysing its claims of independence

claims that its governing documents ensure that it has an independent research agenda and stringent protections from conflicts of interest. We analysed the text of these governing documents. Their provisions have multiple loopholes, particularly regarding
Tobacco Control
added Sep 21, 2018 22:33
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[North Carolina] Juul's leading e-cig market share may be leveling off

Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog issued her latest report Tuesday, based primarily on Nielsen data. Juul’s market share increased from 72.1 percent to 72.8 percent during the four-week period that ended Sept. 8. Meanwhile, market share of V
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 22:16
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[North Carolina] About 4.5 percent of adult Americans use e-cigs, and 15 percent of those never smoked traditional cigarettes, study finds

About 15 percent of those users, or 1.62 million, began smoking e-cigs without first consuming traditional cigarettes — which has been a concern of anti-tobacco advocates. Current use typically is defined in studies as consuming an e-cig product at leas
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 22:13
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[North Carolina] Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

About 40 percent of the tobacco crop remained in the field when Florence arrived, Boyd said, with the highest-quality leaves yet to be harvested. Leaves began "melting on the stalk" — disintegrating when sunny skies followed heavy rains and standing wate
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2018 22:10
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[Florida] In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

a 31-year-old smoker...Chadwell, who was a two-pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 15...his preferred Marlboros, died in 1993 after a year-long battle with cancer....“Simply put, smoking-related lung cancers just don’t happen in people as young as Mr. Ch
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:07
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[Florida] ORTIZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMINGTrial 09/24/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:04
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high nicotine e-cigarettes may reverse declines in youth tobacco use

without stronger regulation, high-tech e-cigarettes that can deliver nicotine at levels comparable to cigarettes — like JUUL and the many similar products and copycats — could “undo years of progress if a new generation of young people becomes addicted t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:02
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[Switzerland] E-cigarette industry agrees to voluntary sales ban for minors

Swiss producers of electronic cigarettes, and several retail outlets that sell such products, have agreed to a voluntary ban on the sale to minors until a Swiss law change comes into effect. The code of conduct from the consortium of tobacco manufacture
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:59
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[UK] 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-ci
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2018 21:56
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Youth Vaping Has Soared in 2018, New Data Show ($$)

Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents. The number of high-school students who used e-ciga
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 21, 2018 21:54
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