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[Connecticut] High Court Won't Review $28M RJ Reynolds Judgment ($$)

R.J. Reynolds is facing a possible boost to the punitive damages in a $28.1 million judgment in favor of a former Salem Kings cigarette smoker and laryngeal cancer survivor after the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review the Second Circuit’s finding
Law360
added Feb 27, 2018 21:35
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CTP Connect—February 2018

This newsletter serves as a digest of the latest announcements and stories out of CTP / Science, Public Education Among Key Components in FDA’s Tobacco Regulatory Strategy This year marks three decades since the 1988 Surgeon General’s report, The Health
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Feb 27, 2018 14:59
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[Mississippi] VIDEO: The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

Now, some 20 years later, Moore has another health crisis on his mind -- and another corporate target: the makers of opioids. "Tobacco, somebody smokes a cigarette, it might be 30 years, 40 years before the disease process works and kills them," Moore sa
CBS News.com
added Feb 25, 2018 16:34
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[Mississippi] SCRUGGS: The Oxford Man Who Brought Down Big Tobacco Asks: Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

Editor’s Note: Dick Scruggs, the attorney who brought down Big Tobacco, draws a parallel between cigarette and opioid litigation in this piece written for a law publication. Is the rising spate of opioid litigation comparable to the litigation that resul
HottyToddy.com (Oxford, MS)
added Feb 25, 2018 16:31
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes could have a positive impact in hospital environments, research finds

Dr Penelope Truman from Massey University's School of Health Sciences said their research found e-cigarettes could aid patients battling alcohol addiction and patients admitted to psychiatric units. More than 40 patients at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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$19.5M Verdict Knocks R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Its Part in Florida Pawn Broker's Lung Cancer Death

The award includes $4.5 million in compensatory damages to the widow and daughter of Frank Graffeo and a $15 million punitive verdict imposed against R.J. Reynolds for its role in a scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes, which jurors concluded hooked
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 23, 2018 18:51
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[Netherlands] DUTCH PROSECUTOR REJECTS TOBACCO CRIMINAL CASE; MANY ARGUMENTS FOR APPEAL EXIST

The DPSS cites several reasons for their declination to prosecute including “freedom of choice”... That idea that people have a “freedom of choice” when it comes to tobacco is a fallacy. Addiction takes away free will. Nearly 70% of American adult smoker
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Feb 25, 2018 16:18
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[Netherlands] Dutch Prosecutor Rejects Tobacco Criminal Case; Many Arguments for Appeal Exist -- Statement of Laurent Huber, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health

ASH supports an Article 12 appeal, which allows those with a direct interest in a case to ask the appeal court to order the public prosecutor to bring charges. The documents that were submitted to the prosecutor argue that the tobacco industry knowingly
PR Newswire
added Feb 24, 2018 00:23
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Don't make a case for vaping

Do we need to study the habit for a few decades just to simply produce concrete evidence that chronic vaping causes irreparable harm, when there are so many precedents that show addiction and chronic abuse are almost always detrimental to health?
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:28
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E-Cigarettes Gateway to Conventional Cigarette Smoking

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medical shows there is “substantial” evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of transitioning to smoking conventional cigarettes. This is of particular concern for teens who are i
National Law Review
added Feb 21, 2018 14:30
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