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[Asia, Mid-east] Israel Railways Fined NIS 6 Million Over Platform Smoking

Smoking on Israel Railways trains is illegal – and, based on a 2012 law on smoking in public places, so is smoking on train platforms. But Israel Railways failed to enforce that law for years, leading to a class-action lawsuit that cost the railroad NIS 6
Hamodia
added Sep 25, 2016 13:40
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World Environmental Health Day 26 September 2016

Theme for the 2016 World Environmental Health Day: Tobacco Control… a response to the global tobacco pandemic Smoking, and the use of tobacco, is the primary cause of PREVENTABLE illness and death. Six million people are killed globally by tobacco EVE
International Federation of Environmental Health (uk)
added Sep 24, 2016 15:48
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[Wyoming] Revenue committee snuffs out tobacco tax increase

The state’s tax on tobacco products will remain among the lowest in the nation, as the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Interim Revenue Committee opted to reject ...The decision came after tobacco company lobbyists argued that increasing the current tax would
Wyoming Business Report
added Sep 24, 2016 15:10
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Slammed With $9M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $3 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny trial over a longtime smoker's lung cancer death, adding to a $6.1 million compensatory verdict awarded in the...
Law360
added Sep 24, 2016 15:06
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[Florida] Philip Morris Beats $19M Engle Progeny Suit At Trial ($$)

not liable in a $19 million Engle progeny trial brought by the widow and daughter of a chain-smoking clothing store owner who died of lung cancer, a Miami jury decided on Thursday. The verdict came after emotional closing arguments, during which the plai
Law360
added Sep 23, 2016 22:03
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Packaging colour research by tobacco companies: The pack as a product characteristic (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

FDA should require full-length SE reports, rather than streamlined “Same Characteristics” reports, for all SE submissions with any color changes to the product’s packaging and labeling, and should conduct Social Science reviews that consider the public
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 23, 2016 20:09
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[Europe] BATE: The Rise Of Illicit Tobacco

Our results are in my paper “Smoking Out Illicit Trade”...a significant minority of smokers are annoyed about high tax rates...Without assistance from international security experts and tobacco producers, and no funds to offer signatories in technical as
Forbes
added Sep 23, 2016 19:59
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[New York] AG Challenges UPS on Tobacco Deliveries

In an opening statement this week in a Manhattan federal court, Carrie Cohen, the lawyer for UPS, said the company was in full compliance with the law, saying the city and state mistook cartons of legally shipped “little cigars” for cigarettes. “Littl
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:17
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[UK] Driver caught smoking in car with a child becomes first in country to be taken to court for prosecution and fine

Jake Downing, 28, was stopped in his van by police on the A1 in Morpeth, Northumberland, and was found to be puffing away on a cigarette with a youngster in a car seat beside him. ..Downing, from Sheffield, pleaded guilty to smoking in avehicle in which a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:59
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The world of predatory publishing: what is it, and what might it mean for tobacco control?

For those of us conducting research in the field of tobacco control, should we be concerned about the proliferation of open access publishing? ...scholarly indexes are including predatory journals among those they cover, meaning much junk science, activi
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Sep 23, 2016 16:56
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