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[UK] Oldham gran finally stubs out habit after smoking 292,000 cigarettes over 40 years

Audrey Shearing, from St Mary's in Oldham, started smoking when she was 23 and has puffed her way through an estimated 292,000 cigarettes over the last four decades. But the 68-year-old has now quit after a health scare earlier this year.
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Sep 26, 2014 08:05
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Florida jury holds Philip Morris USA accountable for its actions in Federal Court

Clearly outraged by evidence of Philip Morris’ conduct in targeting children, the jury awarded over $20 million in punitive damages and added fourteen cents to the total. Judith Berger, as did her now-deceased twin sister, developed severe chronic obstru
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Sep 25, 2014 18:29
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

returned a verdict of $27,010,000.14 ... “The addition of 14 cents is just as meaningful as the $20 million before it,” stated Mr. Byrd. “The jury understood our society should protect 14 year olds, not target them for profits as the cigarette industry do
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Philip Morris Must Pay $26.5M In Engle Case Over 'Light' Ads ($$)

denied Philip Morris' two motions for judgment as a matter of law seeking to reverse its loss at the trial, where a jury awarded roughly $6 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages to decades-long smoker Judith Berger, who suffe
Law360
added Sep 19, 2014 17:54
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[UK] Would YOU accept donor lungs from a heavy smoker? That's the terrible dilemma Sharee faced

What makes Sharee’s story even more remarkable is that her new lungs came from a 55-year-old smoker. In fact, this is not unusual, with one in five lung transplant patients given organs from 20-a-day smokers, according to research revealed earlier this y
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 18, 2014 15:17
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CHEST, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. aim to bring COPD awareness to Hispanic population with new campaign "Tome Un Respiro" Campaign Provides Spanish-Language Resources and Support

to raise awareness among Hispanics in the U.S. about the prevalence, treatment options, and disease management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This COPD awareness campaign offers Spanish-language materials, information, and resources that
PR Newswire
added Sep 15, 2014 13:47
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[Europe] Respiratory specialists say no to e-cigarettes

European Respiratory Society has nailed its colours firmly to the mast of not supporting their use. At the ERS congress in Munich, the world’s biggest respiratory meeting with over 22,000 registered delegates, research is being presented that casts asper
PharmaTimes (uk)
added Sep 8, 2014 12:13
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[Vermont] KNEIPP: Smoke-free zones are safety zones for some

When someone with asthma or COPD coughs or shows signs of difficulty breathing after being around smoke, it isn’t to be passive aggressive or rude. It is because the smoke causes a physical reaction which makes it difficult to breathe. If you smoke and ar
Brattleboro (VT) Reformer
added Sep 8, 2014 11:52
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[Florida] Counsel Debate Illness and Damages As Engle Progeny Tobacco Suit Goes to the Jury

Paul suffered from a smoking-related respiratory disease for 20 years, including the last half-decade of his life that “bordered on the horrific,” Baum’s attorney told jurors in closing arguments before asking for up to $24.9 million in compensatory damag
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:52
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of September 1

After less than a full day of deliberations, the jury found Paul Baum, the deceased smoker at the center of the suit, did not have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.../ Ken Ellis’s suit stems from his mother’s death at 57 from lung cancer. Ellis clai
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:49
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