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Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers have discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby increasing their risk for lung cancer.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 25, 2016 14:28
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Smoking ban for public housing sparks backlash

Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those who are unable to quit smoking and are evicted for this lease violation,” he added. “Evictions create homelessnes
The Hill
added Aug 25, 2016 13:18
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21
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[Florida] Addiction or Choice? Sides Focus on Health Department Worker's Drive to Smoke in Cancer Trial Against R.J. Reynolds

A Florida health department employee smoked throughout each day for decades—while working, doing laundry, cooking, gardening, even crocheting. But she was also strong-willed and independent, and successfully quit smoking in her first serious attempt, acco
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 25, 2016 04:32
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[Florida] King & Spalding Facing Sanctions After Tobacco Case Mistrial

King & Spalding will have to argue against sanctions in a tobacco case after an Atlanta partner's conduct caused a Miami judge to declare a mistrial. Attorney W. Randall Bassett made "premeditated, willful and egregious" comments during a five-day product
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:43
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Dependence symptoms and cessation intentions among US adult daily cigarette, cigar, and e-cigarette users, 2012-2013 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Dual cigarette and cigar users show evidence of greater dependence symptoms and dual cigarette and e-cigarette users show evidence of greater dependence symptoms and cessation intentions compared with exclusive cigarette smokers. A sizeable number of use
BioMed Central (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 13:08
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[Florida] Trial Begins Over Lung Cancer Death of Chain Smoking Health Dept. Worker

against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for years. Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds, 2013-30656-CICI. Rebecca Fredenhagen, 68, who died of cancer in 1992, was a chain smoker so addicted to nicotine she bought
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:58
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cleared of Liability at $3M+ Trial over Ex-Insurance Exec's Heart Disease

After more than six hours of deliberations, the six-member jury concluded 73-year-old William Wilkins, who smoked for 30 years, was not addicted to nicotine, a required element for membership in the so-called "Engle" class of Florida smokers suing the na
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Mom's Lung Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a woman who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Thursday to find R.J. Reynolds liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until she was hopelessly addicted. During opening arguments in Del
Law360
added Aug 19, 2016 17:54
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[Asia, India] Youngsters addicted to drugs, alcohol or smoking are more likely to commit violent crimes like murder and rape, medical study finds

Youngsters addicted to tobacco, drugs and alcohol are more likely to commit violent crimes such as rape and murder, a medical study has found. The claim underscores a major concern in a country with perhaps the highest number of street children in the w
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 17, 2016 15:08
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