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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] Parker Waichman Comments on Tobacco Ruling: Engle May Now Be Used to Prove Smoking Injury Liability

"The recent majority opinion has followed what we have seen in the class litigation, in all court opinions, and what was decided in Engle," said Keith Gitman, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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President’s Budget Devastates Nation’s Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use and Save Lives

This budget would eliminate the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which helps lead the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use, and dedicates no funds specifically for tobacco control. While the budget provides funding for a block grant to states for chr
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Buttresses Smokers' Claims Against Tobacco Cos. ($$)

Engle progeny plaintiffs dodged a federal-state court split that might have given the U.S. Supreme Court incentive to weigh in on whether plaintiffs could use the landmark tobacco class action's jury findings to buttress their strict liability and neglige
Law360
added May 24, 2017 03:05
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[Canada] PREVENTION AS A CURE

The dramatic plunge in smoking rates since the 1960s has saved 800,000 lives in the United States alone and accounts for most of the recent drop in cancer mortality, a 2012 American study concluded. If any basic science or drug discovery had made even c
National Post (ca)
added May 24, 2017 02:30
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[UK] The OTHER great annuity betrayal: Robbed of 65% of pension income... the loyal customers callously sold rip-off deals

Keith Robinson...smoked 25 cigarettes a day for 60 years and has high blood pressure. He was sold a standard annuity...should have been sold an enhanced annuity. These deals pay more to people with poorer health because they are expected to die sooner, so
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2017 02:14
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[New Zealand] Support for smoke-free alternatives key to Smokefree goal

The lobby group, End Smoking, strongly believes that giving smokers access to less harmful alternatives to smoking tobacco will greatly speed efforts to reduce smoking to 5% or below – the Smokefree 2025 goal. “The Associate Minister of Health Nicky Wag
Scoop (nz)
added May 24, 2017 01:27
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PhilHealth asked to cover smoking cessation programs

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to formulate a benefit package that will cover smoking cessation programs.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 23, 2017 13:31
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH eyes controls on e-cigarettes, vaporizers

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, although not covered by the newly signed Executive Order No. 26, may still be regulated in the future... “We will just make a separate issuance, like an FDA order,” said Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial in an interview.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 23, 2017 13:15
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SHIELDS: The FDA needs to tighten regulations on filtered cigarettes

The FDA now has an opportunity to ask cigarette manufacturers to clarify what potential public health benefit may exist for filter ventilation, and whether or not those benefits outweigh the clear risks. In the absence of benefit, the FDA should consider
The Hill
added May 23, 2017 13:12
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