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[Florida] Engle Plaintiff Asks Full 11th Circ. Panel To Mull Preemption

An en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit should review the appeals court's recent finding that federal law preempts tort liability claims over cigarette smoking because Congress did not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes...Earl Graham, who had sued Reyno
added May 2, 2015 15:43

[Florida] $6.3M Verdict in Lung Cancer Suit Slaps Philip Morris, Leads Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 27

Jurors Friday afternoon awarded a smoker’s widow more than $6.3 million in her trial on damages for the lung cancer death of her husband....found Phillip Morris liable for $6.375 million in compensatory damages in the wrongful death suit, but declined to
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 2, 2015 11:06

[Nevada] Five Fresh Insights into Tobacco Regulation

NATO Show panel featuring Mitch Zeller….”I can't reveal non-public information on where we are in the rulemaking process…But June is still our goal”…4. It's not an e-cig debate; it's a nicotine debate….5. Nicotine policy at forefront of things to come.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 1, 2015 13:22

GLANTZ: Status of Legislation to include e-cigarettes in California's clean indoor air law and youth access law (SB140)

health groups are working hard to support Senator Mark Leno’s SB140. This is a very well-written bill ...there are also two bad bills that will help the industry. I testified for SB140 in the Health Committee and urge others who support science-based p
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 1, 2015 13:00

GLANTZ: It's been a year since the FDA proposed its deeming rule on e-cigs and other tobacco products and still no final action

In the meantime out-of-control marketing by the cigarette and e-cigarette companies has led to exploding e-cigarette use, especially among kids. Even when the rule is finally issued, if it resembles the proposed rule, it will have little practical eff
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 1, 2015 12:58

CVS Health Reports Record First Quarter Results

Retail Pharmacy Segment was positively impacted by increased sales, an improved front store margin rate largely driven by the removal of tobacco products and favorable purchasing economics, partially offset by reimbursement pressure. Adjusted earnings per
PR Newswire
added May 1, 2015 12:53


Tobacco trial that was originally part of the Florida Engle class action litigation that was decertified in 2006. This trial is scheduled to take place in Manatee County, FL.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2015 12:49

[Maryland] June: A Public Workshop – Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health

The purpose of this workshop is to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion among scientists about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This is the final of three workshops intended to obtain information on e-cigarettes and the public heal
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added May 1, 2015 12:48

Even older smokers may reduce death risk by quitting

Researchers analyzed data on more than half a million people age 60 and older in 23 countries... “We were surprised how clearly and swiftly the risk decreased after quitting smoking,” lead study author Dr. Ute Mons, a scientist at the German Cancer Resea
added May 1, 2015 12:28

[Canada] Ontario to ban all flavoured tobacco products

The provincial government is preparing to ban all flavoured tobacco products — including chewing tobacco, “wine-dipped” cigars, and fruity cigarettes.
Cambridge (ON) Times (ca)
added May 1, 2015 07:07
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