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[California] Obama told a story at an Anaheim rally about how he once got kicked out of Disneyland for smoking cigarettes on the gondolas

"I'm ashamed to say this, so close your ears young people, but a few of us were smoking on the gondolas," Obama said as the crowd laughed and whistled. "These were cigarettes, people. Terrible thing, but I'm a teenager, I'm rebellious."
Business Insider
added Sep 9, 2018 16:57
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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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[Massachusetts] AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, et. al. v. FDA: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (PDF)

in light of the timeline originally set forth by Congress, the FDA’s current timeline (and work completed thus far), the human health and welfare at stake, and the lack of competing priorities enumerated in the FDA’s brief, the FDA has failed the TRAC
Courthouse News
added Sep 8, 2018 20:30
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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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[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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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms DQ Of Ferraro Firm In Engle Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing fight to disqualify a law firm battling Philip Morris in dozens of smokers’ lawsuits, ruling that the trial court did not err when it disqualified the firm because it had hired a lawyer who had d
Law360
added Sep 7, 2018 03:17
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[Massachusetts] FDA Ordered To Finish Overdue Graphics For Tobacco Labels ($$)

to finish designing full-color, graphic warning labels that were due seven years ago under a law mandating the ugly imagery of tobacco’s health consequences be placed on cigarette packs and advertisements. Admonishing the FDA for wasting four years “wher
Law360
added Sep 7, 2018 03:16
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CHERYL SEARCY, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, et al., Defendants-Appellants: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (PDF)

We reject Defendants’ due process arguments because...the use of the Engle findings to establish the conduct elements of the progeny plaintiffs’ tort claims is a constitutionally permissible application of res judicata. We reject Defendants’ assertion t
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 7, 2018 02:55
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