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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Cause of Smoker's Death as Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Opens

Loretta Ellis smoked a pack or more of cigarettes for more than 50 years, favoring R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand, before her death in 2010. Ellis’ son, George, claims his mother died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, brought about by her
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 1, 2018 14:44
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Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

In the study, whites, males, younger patients and those on home oxygen were among those patients likely to receive pulmonary rehabilitation. Patients were less likely to receive the rehabilitation if they were smokers; lived more than 10 miles from a pul
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 15, 2018 14:39
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Rural Poverty is Independent COPD Risk Factor

The influence of the WHO FCTC in global governance can be at least partially attributed to its status as an international legal obligation. While tobacco control would have likely been a priority in international public health even in the absence of the W
MedPage Today
added Nov 10, 2018 19:04
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About 27 Million People in the US Have Difficulty Breathing: But Many Don't Breathe A Word To Their Doctors

Yet despite her diagnosis, she downplayed her symptoms and how COPD was affecting her everyday life to her doctors for years. “I felt nervous and ashamed to share details about my condition. I didn’t want to be judged because I had smoked for so long,” s
Caswell (NC) Messenger
added Oct 26, 2018 18:55
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Haunted by Deadly Legacy of Kent Asbestos Filters

R.J. Reynolds and a filter maker must pay $3.5 million to the estate of a Florida man, the state’s top court held this week. It’s a ruling that draws renewed attention to another, lesser known, deadly aspect of some cigarettes of the 1950s.
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:47
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What to Know Now About COPD

With the action plan as a guide, NHLBI is working across the country to encourage earlier recognition of the disease. But it is giving particular attention to rural areas, where the disease is especially prevalent.
Hillsboro (IL) Journal-News
added Oct 20, 2018 14:58
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[Greece, UK] How vaping could actually be worse for you than smoking, according to new study

after conducting experiments on mice, Greek scientists found that the additives in e-cigarette flavours caused lung inflammation, which was in some cases worse than with conventional cigarettes. What were the experiments? The Mirror reports that research
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:40
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Rejects Law That Mandated Daubert Standard ($$)

Florida's legal community was closely watching cigarette smoker Richard DeLisle's challenge... In upholding the Frye standard,..."This rule — that expert testimony should be deduced from generally accepted scientific principles — has been the standard in
Law360
added Oct 16, 2018 17:57
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Long-Term NRT Doesn't Improve COPD Patient Smoking Quit Rates

Offering long-term nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) to COPD patients who continued to smoke -- with or without a target quit date -- was not more effective than time-limited NRT, new research suggests. In a randomized trial involving close to 400 smok
MedPage Today
added Sep 11, 2018 21:16
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