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Cancer in the LGBT Community

From increased smoking, which is a risk factor for mesothelioma, to being screened for cancer les soften, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women carry several more risks for cancer and need to be aware of these to make the best choices for good heal
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 24, 2017 14:24
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[California, Florida] Cigarette Companies See Lawsuits Over Mesothelioma and Cancer From Asbestos in Filters

In the last few months, two major legal decisions have put cigarette companies and their role in smokers’ mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer into sharp focus.
Mesothelioma.net
added Sep 23, 2017 00:38
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California Appeals Panel Affirms $3.75 Million Judgment Against Tobacco Company ($$)

affirmed a $3.75 million verdict in a product defect and negligence suit against a tobacco company to the widow of a man who died from lung cancer after finding that the trial court did not err in excluding evidence of the man’s exposure to asbestos (Taji
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 1, 2017 14:27
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Smoking can increase risks caused by asbestos exposure

While exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, exposure to other toxins from smoking can make a person more susceptible to the disease. Studies have shown the likelihood of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:54
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[Europe, Russia] Up to a Third of Consumer Items Fake

Jin Ling cigarettes, inspired by an old Chinese brand, are produced especially for smuggling and have flooded Europe... Large quantities of the cigarettes, also produced in Ukraine and Moldova, are frequently seized in the Baltic republics. Last month at
Moscow Times (ru)
added Jul 25, 2016 15:37
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[Florida] $3M Engle Award Disputed Over Excluded Asbestos Evidence ($$)

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds urged a Florida appeals court on Wednesday to undo a trial court’s $3 million ruling in favor of an Engle progeny plaintiff, saying evidence that the deceased smoker’s lung cancer was potentially caused by asbestos exposure
Law360
added Jan 28, 2016 18:55
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[Ireland] Gardai send cigs to test for asbestos / 20,000 packets of infamous Jin Ling brand seized at Drogheda Market

The gardaí are now in the process of having the cigarettes tested after analysis on batches of the cigarettes seized previously in Britain found them to contain industrial chemicals and asbestos.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Aug 21, 2015 23:15
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[Kentucky] The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

Smoking increases lung cancer risk by up to 14 times—not enough to account for all the cases in the region....The most likely explanation is that many carcinogens are mixing together: adding radon or asbestos to smoking pushes the risk up to 300 times hig
Newsweek
added Jul 28, 2015 12:21
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[Florida] LANDAU v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., et. al.: DEFENDANTS’ RENEWED MOTION FOR MISTRIAL

Cummings’s misconduct was so prejudicial that it has irreparably violated Defendants’ federal due process rights to a fair trial and has tainted these proceedings to such an extent that a mistrial is the only adequate remedy.1 In the alternative, shoul
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:32
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Say Plaintiff's Expert Poisoned Trial

Despite an all-cases order banning evidence of asbestos in some Kent cigarettes in Engle progeny trials, plaintiff’s expert Dr. K. Michael Cummings had testified exactly that, according to the tobacco companies. His “highly inflammatory and unfairly prej
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 16:27
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