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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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Uruguay gov't not to back down on tough anti-smoking policy: president

His remarks came after a judicial decision suspended a presidential decree mandating plain tobacco packaging, which forces manufacturers to market cigarettes in neutral or generic boxes with none of the usual bright colors, images or logos. "No tobacco
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[North Carolina] Traditional cigarette prices are on rise again for Marlboro, likely for Reynolds brands

The price of traditional cigarettes is going up again, this time by 10 cents per pack for the top brands of Philip Morris USA. The increase follows Philip Morris’ recent pattern of raising prices every six months or so, which R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Justices order tobacco company to pay Delray Beach woman over $18 million

Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a tobacco company must pay a Delray Beach woman over $18 million for the death of her 58-year-old mother who died from lung cancer. In 2014, 67-year-old Gwendolyn Odom convinced a Palm Beach County jury that R.J.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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