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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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[Florida] Jury Told Tobacco Cos. Should Pay $15M For Lost Lung ($$)

smoker who lost a lung to cancer urged a Florida jury to award her $15 million plus punitive damages during closing arguments… saying the companies hid the dangers … Collar developed lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a degenerative di
Law360
added Jul 30, 2015 11:46
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E-Cigarettes: Are Advocates Just Blowing Smoke?

Studies show that most smokers are killed not by cancer but by heart disease and non-cancer lung disease, said Glantz, who has done extensive research on the cardiovascular effects of tobacco. “E-cigarettes do deliver fewer carcinogens than conventional c
NIH Record
added Jul 29, 2015 16:41
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[Africa, Tanzania] MWITA: Tobacco Smokers Must Kick the Offending Habit

Other anti-smoking efforts have seen the Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF) urging the government to introduce alternative cash crops in tobacco growing areas because tobacco growers encountered more health hazards than direct benefits from their work
All-Africa.com
added Jul 25, 2015 15:26
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Chemical in e-cigs, coffee roasting could be health risk

New research suggests that people who use electronic cigarettes and those in the coffee-roasting industry might be at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening respiratory conditions related to the chemical diacetyl.
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added Jul 24, 2015 06:48
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[Florida] $10.5 Million Award for Family of Woman Who Smoked 21 Different Brands

assigned $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. The jury also provided $1.5 million to Glodine McCoy's 87-year-old widower for the pain and suffering of losing his wife in 1997.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:36
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[California] New Study Claims E-Cigarette Vapor No More Dangerous Than Air

“Decades ago, the tobacco industry tried to fool us into believing that filtered cigarettes were a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, and now they’re making the same claims about e-cigarettes,” said Leno. He went on to claim that the tobacc
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Jul 18, 2015 14:22
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[Georgia] LETTER: Keep city smoke-free

I have been a practicing respiratory therapist for more than 43 years, and I am tired of people opposing efforts to make our work environments in Augusta smoke-free. As a victim of secondhand smoke from a workplace and parents who smoked, I recently had t
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jul 14, 2015 10:52
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Early Life Lung Function Gives Insight in COPD

"[I]t is important to continue to focus on cigarette smoking, which remains the major risk factor for the development of disease," Frank E. Speizer, MD, of Harvard Medical School, and James H. Ware, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health, wrote in a
MedPage Today
added Jul 9, 2015 11:31
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[Spain] Changes in use, knowledge, beliefs and attitudes relating to tobacco among nursing and physiotherapy students: a 10-year analysis

Active programmes should be implemented to encourage those university students who smoke to break this habit. The decline over the years in knowledge about smoking provided evidence of a significant deficit in undergraduate training.
Journal of Advanced Nursing (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 14:56
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