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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Avoids Most Blame In $1M Lung Disease Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Palm Beach awarded Minnie Ford $560,000 in noneconomic damages and $462,840 for her medical expenses, and found that the cigarette giant was 15 percent responsible for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and didn't owe punitive damages. T
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:24
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[Asia, Nepal] NEOPANE: Death breath / Govt should adopt measures to fight the most common non-communicable disease in the country - Dr. Arpana Neopane

November 16 is observed internationally as the World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day... As clinicians, we talk to our patients and their family about the five measures to prevent COPD and to keep their lungs healthy. First and foremost, s
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Nov 16, 2016 18:36
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[Florida] RJR Prevails in $9M Trial Over COPD as Jury Finds Smoker's Suit Time Barred

Jurors Monday concluded a former real estate broker's nearly $9 million suit against R.J. Reynolds was time barred, despite their finding nicotine addiction fueled a half-century-long smoking habit that has now tied her to an oxygen tank. Kloppenburg v. R
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 16, 2016 18:26
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[Asia, Taiwan] Health groups warn of chronic pulmonary illness from smoking

On the eve of the 14th Annual World COPD Day, the health administration held an event with the Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the anti-smoking John Tung Foundation, to raise public awareness about COPD — a term covering long-t
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 15, 2016 23:45
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[Florida] Jury Awards $4 Million In Engle Progeny Suit To Woman With COPD ($$)

awarded $4 million to a woman who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that she developed the disease by smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. (Mary Howles v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on Nov. 14 found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit, determining that a woman knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before the cutoff date to file an Engle progeny suit (Patricia Kl
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28
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Researchers engineer instrument that replicates cigarette smoke's impact on human airways

the Wyss Institute describes an instrument they engineered that can “breathe” in and out, actively smoke regular and electronic cigarettes much like a human. Individual mouth pieces in a rotating unit of the smoking …more While it is well known that cigar
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 12, 2016 02:18
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Smoker $8.5M For Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

saying that the cigarette companies tricked her into getting hooked on their deadly product. Plaintiff Mary Howles was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995, and has suffered with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since, her attorney Alex
Law360
added Nov 11, 2016 13:07
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[UK] Why is heart disease still killing millions every year?

Smoking kills 6 million annually and although its use is falling the number of smokers worldwide has increased from 721 million in 1980 to 967 million in 2012. In secondary prevention, a single measure – controlling low-density lipoproteins in those who h
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:14
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Harvard's Smoking Robot Is Much Cooler Than Lab Rats

The robot accomplishes two things for the university. First, it makes the research more humane compared to using lab rats and forcing them to smoke to their death. Second, it will help Harvard's Wyss Institute in solving the mystery behind the disease th
University Herald
added Nov 6, 2016 16:45
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