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[North Carolina] State Health Plan Quits QuitlineNC, Switches To CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic

will switch from QuitlineNC to CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic. The former contract cost the plan $1.3 million per year, and State Treasurer Dale Folwell said the new contract will cost $862,000, a savings of $479,000. With CVS locations across the state, F
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, NC)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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[North Carolina] State workers trying to quit smoking will now have to go to CVS; NC officials say move will save money

Folwell said the change will save the state of North Carolina about $479,000 a year. QuitlineNC costs the state $1.3 million a year, while the cost of state employees using CVS to stop smoking is projected at $862,000. CVS Caremark is already the pharma
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 25, 2018 00:56
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[Massachusetts] Cutting through the smoke

For e-cigarettes to deliver on the promise of reducing smoking, they would have to be potent and pleasurable enough to convince smokers to switch for the long term, Rees said. At the same time, it will be important to regulate e-cigarettes to minimize ri
Harvard School of Public Health
added Jul 25, 2018 00:56
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[Oregon] Council adopts smokefree downtown public right-of-ways and opt-in option city-wide

Eugene’s City Council voted 6-2 last night to adopt an ordinance expanding smokefree areas on public right-of-ways within the downtown core, with property owners having the option to opt out of the ordinance. The ordinance also includes an “opt-in” optio
City of Eugene, Oregon
added Aug 11, 2018 15:13
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[Massachusetts] AG suspects e-cigarette maker JUUL of marketing to minors

“Just when teen cigarette use has hit a record low, ‘juuling’ and vaping have become an epidemic in our schools with products that seem targeted to get young people hooked on nicotine,” Healey said at a news conference Tuesday.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 28, 2018 02:56
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[New York] Rockland law ups the age to buy tobacco products

The Tobacco 21 Law went into effect on July 17, and prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from buying tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and vaping products. Officials say customers even have to be 21 or older to buy things like rolling papers
News 12 (Yonkers, NY)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:44
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[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: 'Stop using the world as your cigarette-butt can' [editorial]

it seems some people seem to think cigarette butts are in some special category that makes it acceptable to drop them on city streets, suburban sidewalks, parks, beaches, anywhere people stroll. It’s not acceptable. And yet people who never would hurl a
Lancaster Online (Lancaster Newspapers)
added Jul 26, 2018 12:30
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