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Massachusetts ruling could invite more tobacco suits

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that cigarettes' addictive qualities do not give cigarette makers "special protection" from product liability claims, a move that could make the state a hotbed for tobacco plaintiffs. The Massachusetts Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters
added Jun 18, 2013 12:23
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[Canada] Day 206: A long way from Strathclyde

The kid gloves come off ... the courtroom atmosphere stiffened this morning in the home-stretch of the cross-examination. Mr. Davies was no longer allowed to wander off-topic, and Mr. Trudel no longer disguised his intent to cut the ground out from unde
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jan 30, 2014 07:51
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Do People Serve as Cues to Smoke?

Results suggest that the people around whom smokers regularly smoke (PS) can alone function as cues capable of eliciting patterns of reactivity similar to that evoked by proximal and environment smoking cues, namely, increased craving to smoke, negative a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 21, 2013 05:52
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VOLSKY: Big Tobacco Goes High-Tech To Convince You That Smoking Is Cool Again

As a growing number of Americans are turning away from smoking, the nation's largest tobacco companies are ramping up production of high-tech cigarettes that could lead an entirely new generation of Americans to become addicted smokers -- and the governm
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 14, 2013 01:49
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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[Illinois] GLANTZ: The smoke behind e-cigarettes

first surgeon general's report linking tobacco with disease, we are hearing the same false statements extolling the virtues of the next generation of nicotine addiction products that we heard about cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products in times past.
Chicago Tribune
added Jan 15, 2014 16:34
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[Uae] Shisha smoking is more addictive than cocaine, expert says

During a lecture he gave in the capital, Dr Wasim Maziak, Department of Epidemiology Professor at the Florida International University and Director of the Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, revealed that smoking shisha is more addictive than cocaine, acc
Gulf News (ae)
added Oct 30, 2013 02:34
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Brain Circuitry Behind Cigarette Cravings Revealed

Addiction to cigarettes and other drugs may result from abnormal wiring in the brain's frontal cortex, an area critical for self-control, a new study finds.
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Jan 29, 2013 14:03
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SIEGEL: Contrary to Claims of Many Anti-Smoking Advocates, New Study Shows that Electronic Cigarettes Decrease Nicotine Addiction

Hopefully, Dr. Foulds and his group will next repeat the study using a sample of dual users (electronic cigarettes and regular cigarettes) to determine whether or not dual users experience a similar reduction in their overall level of smoking addiction.
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 9, 2014 11:43
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[Australia] Smokers Are Addicted To The Branding Of Their Cigarettes

One of the authors of the study, Melanie Wakefield, who is also director of the Centre for Behavioral Research in Cancer in Victoria, suggested in a 2007 paper that cigarette branding alone created a set of self-fulfilled expectations, or "halo" effect.
Fast Company
added Jul 24, 2013 18:15
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