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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. Appeal: BRIEF FOR THE PLAINTIFF-INTERVENOR-APPELLEES TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND, et al., Dec 2, 2016

This is the seventh tobacco company appeal in this “long-running RICO case against the nation’s cigarette manufacturers” for engaging in a “‘pervasive scheme to defraud consumers and potential consumers of cigarettes,’ carried out ‘over the course of mor
Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 3, 2016 03:40
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[Pennsylvania] Wawa Questions Philly Tobacco Proposals

Wawa Inc., which has been aggressively expanding in the Center City area of Philadelphia, said it may stop opening new stores if a series of proposed regulations relating to tobacco retailing are adopted. The Wawa, Pa.-based chain opened its Broad Street
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 3, 2016 02:11
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New Vaporizing Technology, qmos™, set to Revolutionize Vaping and E-Cigarette Industries

United Tobacco Vapor Group's (UTVG) announced today that UTVG has been granted a patent for their new vaporizing technology...qmos™ is wickless and sponge-less. It also reduces the number of parts found in a traditional e-cigarette from 20 to 5. qmos™ tec
PR Newswire
added Dec 3, 2016 00:28
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[UK] Scientists say flavoured e-cigarettes 250 times more toxic than recommended safety level

Dr Andrey Khlystov and colleague analysed vapours created from both unflavoured and flavoured e-liquids loaded into three popular types of e-cigarettes. The tests for 12 different aldehydes showed the amount of potentially harmful compounds varied widely
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 3, 2016 00:04
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re-thinking nicotine and its effects

“Although nicotine is addictive, its impact varies greatly depending on the product.” The most addictive form of nicotine is inhaled in tobacco smoke. In contrast, nicotine replacement therapies that help smokers quit, such as nicotine gum and the patch,
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 2, 2016 23:52
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[Florida] $18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Damoorgian wrote the compensatory award for Odom’s loss of parental support was excessive, given the fact that Odom was an independent adult during her mother's cancer battle and death. Relying on precedent striking down seven-figure awards to adult chi
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2016 23:48
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[Austria] Court restricts smoker's balcony cigar habit to certain times

A university professor living in Vienna’s first district in a 7th floor apartment made an official complaint about his neighbour on the floor below. The 6th floor resident enjoys smoking cigars on his balcony, usually between midnight and 2am. In the win
The Local Austria (at)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:06
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Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing

This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a “smoke-free” policy banning the use o
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Dec 2, 2016 21:49
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[California] Anti-Smoking Researchers Target Hipsters. And Yes, They Know Who You Are.

researchers have begun creating Facebook smoking cessation groups under the banner of a “brand”...an anti-smoking brand called “Commune,” specifically targeting the nation’s ample supply of hipsters. What the brand is “selling” is the desire not to smo
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:42
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[Italy] BIG TOBACCO GETS INTO RETAIL STOREFRONTS

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International have both opened stores to educate consumers on how to vape.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 2, 2016 17:38
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