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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Looks To Discredit Tobacco Cos.' Final Witness

plaintiff's counsel aimed to discredit the tobacco companies' final witness, who opined that former smoker Ed Caprio would have avoided illnesses he endured if he quit smoking earlier. With the defendants — Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco C
Law360
added Feb 19, 2015 18:09
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Lose Bid For Mistrial In Engle Case ($$)

The judge made his decisions after closing arguments took place in the trial that began Feb. 2. In this case, plaintiff Seymour Landau is seeking to hold the tobacco companies responsible for the 1996 death of his wife, Leah, a member of the Engle class,
Law360
added Feb 18, 2015 17:13
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Non-communicable diseases / Russian roulette

Of the 56m people who died in 2012, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Ebola claimed 12.8m lives, but non-communicable diseases (NCDs) killed three times as many. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes together account for
The Economist
added Feb 15, 2015 19:17
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LETTER: Smoke-Free Policies

Re “Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought..." We should not forget that smoking takes a toll on those exposed to secondhand smoke. Many children, adults and family pets are exposed daily to secondhand smoke in their homes, and thi
New York Times
added Feb 14, 2015 08:58
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U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 11, 2015 22:28
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Smoking’s Health Toll Worse Than Previously Thought, Study Says

However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll... The new findings are based on health data from nearly a million people who were followed for 10 years. In addition to t
New York Times
added Feb 11, 2015 17:45
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Smoking and Mortality — Beyond Established Causes

A substantial portion of the excess mortality among current smokers between 2000 and 2011 was due to associations with diseases that have not been formally established as caused by smoking. These associations should be investigated further and, when appro
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Feb 11, 2015 17:22
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Tobacco May Cause More Deaths than Currently Estimated

During the approximately 10 years the cohorts were followed, there were over 180,000 deaths. ... In particular, smoking was associated with at least a doubling of risk of death from several causes including renal failure, intestinal ischemia, hypertensive
American Cancer Society
added Feb 11, 2015 17:19
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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Says Smoking Death Suit Wasn't Too Late ($$)

argued Tuesday that the tobacco companies' statute of limitations defense doesn't hold up, saying his wife couldn't have known any sooner that smoking had caused her to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Plaintiff Seymour Landau argued in a
Law360
added Feb 11, 2015 12:13
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Vapors Produced by Electronic Cigarettes and E-Juices with Flavorings Induce Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammatory Response in Lung Epithelial Cells and in Mouse Lung

we showed that 1) OX/ROS are generated by vaporizing ENDS/e-cig e-liquids/e-juices and are further influenced by the state of the heating element, 2) differences in OX/ROS reactivity in e-liquids prior to vaporization is associated with e-liquid flavor, 3
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:35
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