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[Florida] Smoker's Death Case Against Philip Morris Goes To Jury ($$)

During closing arguments in Miami, plaintiff's attorney Philip Gerson of Gerson & Schwartz PA told jurors that Phyllis Frazier's daughters deserve the $14 million for having to endure watching their mother waste away over 20 years with chronic obstructiv
added Apr 24, 2015 14:37

[Florida] Tobacco Makers Cleared in $14 Million Wrongful Death Suit

Jurors found that, although Phyllis Frazier was addicted to nicotine, her addiction was not the legal cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the string of health problems that turned fatal....suit brought by Tina Russo, Frazier’s daughter
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 24, 2015 13:18

[Florida] RJR Burned for $25M in Punitives, $46.5M Total, in Couple’s COPD Tobacco Suit

Jurors found R.J. Reynolds liable for $25 million in punitive damages early Tuesday afternoon in a couple’s suit against the tobacco manufacturer for the respiratory disease they contend was caused by the company's cigarettes and fraud. Ryan v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:26
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E-cig flavourings 'can be harmful'

The study carried out in the United States analysed the chemicals used to flavour e-cigarette fluid in a sample of 30 products, and found a "significant" number were aldehydes - compounds which are recognised to be primary respiratory irritants. The diff
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 17, 2015 10:34

[Florida] Smoker's Lung Transplant and Cigarette Industry Marketing Detailed as Engle Tobacco Trial Opens

Philip Gerson delivers the opening statement on behalf of his client, Tina Russo, who claims Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds are liable for her mother's COPD / Miami—Trial opened Friday in a woman’s suit seeking millions from two tobacco manufacturers s
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 16, 2015 13:56

[UK-Northern Ireland] LETTER: Let's protect kids from second-hand smoke in cars

Success in England and Wales means that young people there will be protected from second-hand smoke in cars from October. Scotland's government is planning on introducing similar protections soon. We have to make sure Northern Ireland's children aren't l
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 15, 2015 08:12

[UK] Nicotine Replacement in Pregnancy: How Risky?

The absolute risk of major congenital anomalies was similar among infants born to smokers and those born to women on nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), but respiratory problems were worse in the latter group, researchers said. Compared with babies born
MedPage Today
added Apr 7, 2015 17:38

[Australia] EDITORIAL: Quit your puffing and ban smoking near food

It is time to get real about the terrible risks of second-hand smoking, not least in areas where people are all but captive to smoke, and most particularly in areas where food and drink is consumed.
The Age (au)
added Apr 6, 2015 06:01

The Burden of COPD

According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COPD is linked to an increased number of people being unable to work and decreased activity. This outcome was even more pronounced for those who are current smokers and
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Apr 2, 2015 14:56

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe? E-Cigs Cause Stress To Lung Tissue

E-Cigs or vapor cigarettes have become popular, especially with younger smokers, as they have been touted as a healthy alternative to smoking. While e-cigs may be safer than lighting up a Marlboro and puffing away, a new study suggests that users should
Science Times
added Apr 2, 2015 13:33
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