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[New York] Adolescent Users of Juul, Other E-Cigarette Pods Exposed to Nearly As Much Nicotine as Smokers, Study Shows

young users of newer “pod” e-cigarette devices are absorbing nicotine at levels approaching nicotine exposure from traditional combustible cigarettes... Juul and similar products contain high concentrations of a modified, salt form of nicotine, which is m
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
added Sep 9, 2018 16:43
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[Massachusetts] FDA has 'unreasonably delayed' graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

“The court must compel agency action,” Judge Indira Talwani wrote in her decision, reports the Boston Globe. The law requires that color images of health issues caused by tobacco use must appear on more than half of the cigarette pack and 20 percent of
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 8, 2018 20:31
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[California] Gwynn's family settles suit with tobacco company

Gwynn’s widow and children filed the wrongful death lawsuit in 2016. In their filing, they contended Gwynn was “hopelessly addicted” to the company’s smokeless tobacco and started using it in 1977. That was about 10 years before health warnings were prin
Reuters
added Sep 8, 2018 20:22
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[California] Gwynn Family, Tobacco Company Reach Settlement in All-Star Tony Gwynn’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

“We assess litigation on a case-by-case basis and determined this agreement was in the best interests of the company,” U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. spokesman Steve Callahan said in a statement to NBC 7. Altria, which bought U.S. Smokeless Tobacco in 2009,
NBC San Diego 7/39
added Sep 8, 2018 20:21
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[Massachusetts] Mass. Justices Uphold Ban On Corporate Campaign Spending ($$)

a state ban on corporate contributions to political campaigns, parties and candidate-focused political action committees, in an opinion definitively stating that giving businesses direct influence in elections poses a legitimate threat of corruption.
Law360
added Sep 9, 2018 20:05
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Plaintiffs To Maryland Federal Judge: Reject FDA Article III Challenge ($$)

American Heart Association and others urge a Maryland federal judge to reject claims by the [FDA] that the groups lack Article III standing to challenge the “Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” (Ame
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:03
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[Massachusetts] Feds Ordered to Finalize Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The FDA was required to develop new graphic warning labels in 2009 after the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. After the first attempt to develop labels was stymied by lawsuits from tobacco companies in 2012, the FDA did n
Courthouse News
added Sep 8, 2018 20:25
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[Florida] 11th Circ. OKs Tobacco Loss On Engle Concealment Claims ($$)

the due process rights of tobacco companies are not violated when juries in smokers’ trials rely on the original Engle jury’s determinations to find for individual plaintiffs on their claims that the companies concealed the health risks of smoking to the
Law360
added Sep 7, 2018 02:55
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[Oklahoma] Bartlesvile City Council votes to ban smoking in city parks

The Bartlesville City Council voted unanimously this week to ban smoking in city parks. City ordinances prohibit smoking within 50 feet of playgrounds, courts or bleachers/stands used at public events. Smoking includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping an
KRMG (Tulsa, OK)
added Sep 7, 2018 02:13
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[Maryland] DOSHI: Homewood should implement a smoking ban

pkins faculty have produced much of the research detailing smoking’s deleterious effects. Ironically, it is the University’s smoking policies that lag behind those of its peer institutions. The Homewood Campus follows an outdated and ineffective smoking
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
added Sep 6, 2018 20:41
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