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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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Ooze Inc. Acquires Distribution Rights For King Palm Wraps

Ooze Inc, a vaporizer and accessories company within the concentrate, tobacco, and dry herb industry announced they have acquired the distribution rights for King Palm Hemp Wraps. This partnership opens many doors for Ooze Inc's already impressive catalog
PR Newswire
added Nov 23, 2017 20:10
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GLANTZ: PM’s Population Health Impact Model for IQOS underestimates the impact of IQOS and does not show population benefit

My colleagues at UCSF just submitted this public comment to FDA on Philip Morris' IQOS MRTP application. The tracking number is 1k1-8zy0-6rfg. A PDF version of the comment is available here. Philip Morris’s Population Health Impact Model Based on Q
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 23, 2017 20:10
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Cigarette Companies Will Air Anti-Smoking Ads Starting This Sunday / They've been lying for decades and now they have to come clean.

“I think the fact that the very people who are the replacement smokers for the tobacco industry are less likely to see this is a perfect indication of how the tobacco industry works,” Koval says. She believes the ads would be much more effective if they
Vice.com
added Nov 23, 2017 20:07
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MARGOLIN: You Can’t Treat Opioid Addiction While Ignoring Nicotine Addiction

America is in the throes of an opioid crisis—and yet, it could be argued that tobacco is still a greater killer. About 64,000 people died of opioid overdose fatalities last year, while cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths annually in the Uni
Vice.com
added Nov 23, 2017 03:03
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[France] French cinephiles left fuming over call to stub out on-screen smoking

“Seventy per cent of new French films have at least one scene of someone smoking. This more or less helps to make its use banal, even promote it, to children and adolescents,” Grelet-Certenais told the Sénat, the upper house of parliament. Her remarks,
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:57
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Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017

What are the implications for public health practice? Broader implementation of smoke-free policies at the national, city, or airport authority levels can protect employees and travelers of all ages from secondhand smoke inside airports.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:48
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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Nearly half of the world's busiest airports have smoke-free policies

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world's busiest airports are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke. The other 27 busiest airports allow smoki
PR Newswire
added Nov 23, 2017 02:35
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million in Man’s Death

An appeals court Wednesday ordered cigarette makers Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay a full $1.5 million in damages in the death of a longtime smoker. A Broward County jury in 2015 awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Nov 23, 2017 02:26
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