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[UK] Non-smoking teens hooked on vapers / One in five has tried e-cigarettes

TEENAGERS who have never smoked are getting hooked on nicotine vapers, experts warn —increasing numbers of them are using the devices, a major study found.
The Sun (uk)
added Mar 31, 2015 12:31
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[Florida] Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers...Rice said. "Now what you've got to prove individually, by each individual class member, is: Were they addicted, and if they were addicted, whose product was it, and what
National Law Journal
added Mar 28, 2015 07:35
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[Ireland] KEALY: Leo's health insurance remarks are just more smoke

"Anyone who can afford to smoke 20 cigarettes a day can afford to take out health insurance."...it is nonsense to suggest that they can simply divert elsewhere the money they spend on tobacco. The usual rules of 'opportunity cost', whereby a consumer, by
Irish Independent (ie)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:21
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[Massachusetts] PHAI Takes Cigarette Companies to Court

its newly formed Center for Public Health Litigation has filed lawsuits against two major tobacco companies and several local distributors on behalf of the families of two former smokers who suffered devastating disease from smoking cigarettes. “This is
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:08
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[Florida] $2M Verdict But No Punitives in Retrial of Engle Cancer Suit Against RJR and Philip Morris

Jurors today awarded $2 million in a Florida man’s suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for the artery disease and cancer that he says killed his wife, a smoker for more than 40 years.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:46
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[Asia, Canada, Europe, USA] Professor David Sweanor to Give Keynote Address at 22nd Century Group Annual Shareholder Meeting; Company Releases Letter to Shareholders

“The FDA should quickly move to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive level. If we reduce the level of the stimulus, we reduce the craving. It is the ultimate harm reduction strategy.” ... 22nd Century is in the rare position of having a v
Business Wire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:36
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Punitive Verdict ($$)

ordered each of the companies to pay $1.5 million in punitive damages in the suit brought by Rose Pollari after slapping them earlier this week with $10 million in compensatory damages in the case. The jury had found that Pollari's husband Paul Pollari
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:21
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Suffer $10M Blow In Engle Trial ($$)

compensatory damages verdict for Rose Pollari... The jury found that Paul Pollari was addicted to nicotine and that his cigarette smoking was the cause of his fatal lung cancer, allocating 42.5 percent of the responsibility for his smoking-related ailment
Law360
added Mar 25, 2015 12:04
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Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate [FREE FULL TEXT]

If electronic cigarettes are to play a beneficial role in strategies to end the tobacco epidemic without causing unintended harm, steps to protect the health of millions of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents are needed. Because nicotine e
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 24, 2015 13:36
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Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate.

Human and animal data support that nicotine exposure during periods of developmental vulnerability (fetal through adolescent stages) has multiple adverse health consequences, including impaired fetal brain and lung development, and altered development of
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Mar 24, 2015 13:34
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