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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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[Europe] Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015

30 countries at the third meeting of the Environment and Health Task Force agreed to boost action to free Europe from asbestos-related diseases and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke and toxic chemicals. The meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium on
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 16, 2013 12:49
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[New York] BARNETT: The Smoking Congresswoman and Her Asbestos Lawsuit

Weitz & Luxenberg has filed suit on McCarthy’s behalf against more than 40 companies. ... The papers filed by Weitz & Luxenberg omit a relevant detail: McCarthy has smoked for some 40 years. “McCarthy is such an avid smoker,” according to the Post, “tha
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 11, 2013 13:26
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[Connecticut] Free lung cancer screening for veterans

Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center is offering a free screening to those who've served our country. You can't miss this welcome sign when you walk into Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center.
WTNH-DT Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)
added Nov 7, 2013 03:35
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[UK] Illicit tobacco seized during raids on Northampton shops

Almost 6,000 packets of illicit cigarettes and over 200 packs of illicit hand rolling tobacco where uncovered in six raids in Northampton shops. ... “Some samples have even been found to contain rat droppings and asbestos.”
Northampton Chronicle and Echo (uk)
added Sep 22, 2013 07:04
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[Italy] Taranto tumors due to smoking in 60s, 70s, report shows

A report on steel group ILVA's troubled plant in Taranto suggests high cancer rates in the southern Italian city are due to residents' excessive smoking as well as their exposure to asbestos and other unsound materials in past decades rather than the poll
Gazzetta del Sud (it)
added Aug 8, 2013 16:31
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[Louisiana] Seaman's widow files lawsuit over husband's exposure to asbestos, cigarettes and tobacco

Davalie was constantly exposed to asbestos friable fibers, causing him to breathe into his system carcinogenic asbestos dust. The various defendants are accused of maintaining each respective vessel in an unsafe, unseaworthy condition causing the crewmen
The Louisiana Record
added Jun 17, 2013 12:32
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