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[Florida] Lawyers Win First Punitives in Non-Engle Tobacco Trial

jury deliberated for more than nine hours before awarding $4.95 million in compensatory damages and for four hours before awarding $8.5 million in punitive damages....product defect, fraudulent concealment and conspiracy, and found that Larkin relied on t (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 24, 2015 06:44

[Florida] Philip Morris Must Pay Disfigured Ex-Smoker $12M, Jury Says ($$)

Merino's attorney Alex Alvarez emphasized his client's suffering, pointing to her appearance when she testified. "You saw how she struggled to even speak," Alvarez said. "You heard how she struggles to even eat. She's deformed, distorted, mangled and ...
added Jul 23, 2015 22:10

Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they're more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows. Researchers from the American Cancer Society also found that these post-cancer smokers are
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 23, 2015 17:25

[Florida] PERRY: Why would physicians testify that smoking isn't addictive? Maybe the money. Lots of money.

The medical community — including specialty societies such as the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery — needs to engage in more formal reviews of such testimony to make sure it adheres to professional ethical standards, he adds.
added Jul 23, 2015 12:54

Tobacco Companies Still Battling Smoking-Cancer Link

The doctors pointed the finger at everything from alcohol to mouthwash to salted fish and more. Doctors and lawyers on behalf of the tobacco companies would pick up on the most minute details of a plaintiff’s lifestyle, even something as simple as living
Discovery Channel
added Jul 22, 2015 15:10

World Head & Neck Cancer Day, 27 July: A call for effective tobacco & areca nut control

To draw the world’s attention to effective care and control of head and neck cancers, the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies, (IFHNOS) has marked 27th July World Head and Neck Cancer Day (WHNCD).
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jul 21, 2015 15:06

Physicians testified for tobacco companies against dying cancer patients

Reynolds, Philip Morris and Lorillard paid the six board-certified otolaryngologists - physicians specializing in diseases of the ear, nose, throat and related structures - to testify on behalf of the tobacco industry in over 50 cases. The testimony prov
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:48

[UK] Cancer taskforce tells NHS: get up to date and save 30,000 lives a year

Outdated treatment, uncertain funding and failure to battle big causes of cancer – with one in five people still smoking – blamed for unnecessary suffering
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:31
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[UK] Cancer treatment on NHS should get radical overhaul to save 30,000 lives a year

The task force’s report also sets out measures to improve cancer prevention – with a target to reduce smoking rates from today’s 18 per cent to less than 13 per cent by 2020, to improve patient experience of cancer treatment, provide better support for p
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:30

[UK] Cigarettes should cost £15 a packet to prevent thousands of deaths, say leading medics

Medics want the Government to consider big hikes in cigarette prices and a new “fat tax” to prevent 30,000 cancer deaths a year. Experts on the Independent Cancer Taskforce also said all patients should get their cancer test results within four weeks in
The Mirror (uk)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:29
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