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[Massachusetts] The Price of Cool: A Teenager, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. This is the tale of one person’s struggle. / Matt Murphy, of Reading, Mass., developed a painful nicotine addiction fr
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2018 00:09
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[Missouri] VIDEO: Ozarks school leaders say Juul e-cigarettes are everywhere. Experts say that's bad.

Students at MSU said Juuls are mainstays at tailgates and college parties, where the faint aroma of their flavors — like mango and fruit medley — hangs in the air. As he walked through campus on that recent Monday afternoon, 19-year-old Mark Bohlen said
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Nov 17, 2018 23:49
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[Florida] Jury Finds Smoker Completely Responsible for Fatal Cancer, Clears RJR in Engle Tobacco Trial

Jurors in Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit deliberated for more than five hours before concluding that, although Carrico’s nicotine addiction caused his lung cancer, he bore 100 percent of responsibility. Carrico started smoking when he was 11 and was a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:27
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Florida Supreme Court Says Frye Is 'Still The One' ($$)

the Florida Supreme Court effectively just said to Frye, “We've been together since way back when ... and you’re still the one.” ... jury awarded DeLisle $8 million distributed among various defendants, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco...
Law360
added Nov 17, 2018 04:32
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[Florida] As Trial Opens Against RJR, Attorneys Argue Whether Smoker's Heart Disease Claim Is Time Barred

What caused the coronary heart disease that forced a Florida smoker to undergo a triple bypass at 45, and when that disease first occurred, took center stage as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds last week. Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017CA017202.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:36
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[Florida] Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal For Failure To Prosecute In Engle Case ($$)

In a Nov. 14 ruling, a divided Second District Florida Court of Appeal found that a trial court’s dismissal of a tobacco plaintiff’s case for lack of prosecution...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 16, 2018 02:34
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Michiganders urged to quit tobacco during Great American Smokeout

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michiganders to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout® event on Nov.15.
Office of the Governor Michigan
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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LETTER: Big Tobacco admits its deadly toll-and Rhode Island ready to combat it

This month, tobacco companies will be required to start telling their consumers the truth directly on their cigarette packs. They are being compelled, by court order, to attach notes onto cigarette packages that acknowledge the deadly hazards of using th
Beacon Communications (Warwick, RI)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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[Illinois] Statement From Mayor Emanuel On New FDA Regulations Of Tobacco And E-Cigarette Products

"For too long, corner stores across the country have looked like Baskin Robbins - with an array of flavored cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "I'm glad the FDA is finally stepping up and following Chicago's lead in the fight
City of Chicago
added Nov 16, 2018 02:03
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Illinois Senate narrowly votes to raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, in one of many votes to override Gov. Bruce Rauner

the state Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the plan. The Senate’s move was one vote in a parade of rebukes of the outgoing governor, with lawmakers voting to override Rauner more than three dozen times, eight days after h
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 16, 2018 01:59
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