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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Council should snuff out tobacco ordinance

Being an adult means having the freedom and responsibility to make one’s own choices. The City Council should honor that distinction instead of trying to regulate desired behavior.
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Dec 5, 2017 03:39
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Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Won't Weigh Loss Of $24B Win By Smoker's Wife ($$)

Florida Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the appeal of a smoker's widow who had her $23.6 billion win against R.J. Reynolds overturned in a lower appeals court, sending the parties back to the trial court for a new trial.
Law360
added Dec 5, 2017 17:51
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[Connecticut] Teens Vaping E-Cigarettes Up To 7 Times More Likely To Smoke Later, But Not Vice Versa

The study’s findings call into question claims from some harm reduction e-cigarette advocates that teens may be likely to use e-cigarettes to quit smoking, suggested Klein. “E-cigarette products were not part of young people’s efforts to quit,” Klein wr
Forbes
added Dec 5, 2017 17:04
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[Connecticut] For teens, vaping today may lead to smoking tomorrow

When teens smoked an e-cigarette during one month, they were up to seven times more likely to smoke tobacco in the future, researchers found. "Youth using e-cigarettes were consistently more likely to smoke," said study author Krysten Bold, an associate
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:12
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[Connecticut] Trajectories of E-Cigarette and Conventional Cigarette Use Among Youth [FREE FULL TEXT]

CONCLUSIONS: E-cigarette use was associated with future cigarette use across 3 longitudinal waves, yet cigarette use was not associated with future e-cigarette use. Future research needs to examine mechanisms through which e-cigarette use leads to cigaret
Pediatrics
added Dec 5, 2017 13:10
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[Wisconsin] Parks and Recreation committee to re-ignite tobacco debate

The city’s Park and Recreation Committee is set to revisit the debate over the use of tobacco in some city parks, not one week after the full City Council voted down a ban in all outdoor areas. The item is part of Monday’s committee meeting to be held at
WSAU (550 AM) / WSAU-FM 99.9 (Wausau, WI)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:20
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[Connecticut] Teens Vaping E-Cigarettes Up To 7 Times More Likely To Smoke Later, But Not Vice Versa

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco cigarettes later on—but the opposite wasn’t true, found a new long-term study that surveyed high school students over three years. That is, teens who smoked tobacco cigarettes were not more like
Forbes
added Dec 4, 2017 16:01
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[Connecticut] For Teens, Vaping Today May Lead to Smoking Tomorrow

When teens smoked an e-cigarette during one month, they were up to seven times more likely to smoke tobacco in the future, researchers found. "Youth using e-cigarettes were consistently more likely to smoke," said study author Krysten Bold, an associate
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 4, 2017 15:46
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[California] HANSEN: Time to put an end to Big Tobacco’s lies

elected officials must seize the opportunity to put an end to the industry’s lies and manipulation by passing and implementing public health policies that finally eradicate the tremendous human and economic toll of tobacco use.
Orange County (CA) Register
added Dec 4, 2017 15:12
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