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Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products may be a health concern

Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a new paper. An estimated 8 million people use smokeless tobacco products in the US. But there has been little data on the mic
ScienceDaily
added Aug 28, 2016 20:08
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[South Carolina] Could Beaufort County ban smoking outside of all buildings that get taxpayer money?

Sneaking out to the parking lot between classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry for a quick cigarette? Smoke ’em if you got ’em, because you may not be able to in the future. Beaufort County staff has proposed an expansion of the county’s smo
(Hilton Head, SC) Island Packet
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Florida] Former Railroad Worker's Suit Against R.J. Reynolds Time-Barred, Defense Claims in Trial Over COPD

Attorneys battled Wednesday over whether the statute of limitations bars a former smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds for the respiratory disease that renders him dependent on an oxygen tank, as trial opened in the case. Hackimer v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:11
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama's Chance to Close Deal

The Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he leav
Roll Call
added Aug 26, 2016 23:41
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new study underscores need to get rid of flavored tobacco products

underscores why flavored tobacco products have to go and that the FDA needs to step in...While it’s encouraging to learn that a lot of teens are not seeking nicotine, many are finding it anyway...many teens could be getting nicotine without even knowing i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 26, 2016 21:12
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[Florida] Snap Judgment: Jurors' Quick Verdict Clears R.J. Reynolds in $8M+ Trial over Health Dept. Worker's Fatal Cancer

Jurors rejected the claimed link between nicotine addiction and the 1992 cancer death of Rebecca Fredenhagen, a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for decades. Thursday's verdict followed a six-day trial in which Fredenhagen's daughter, D
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 26, 2016 20:50
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[Florida] Re: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Defendants submit this response...underscores that no one can ascertain what the Engle jury actually decided with reasonable confidence and that Walker rested on an incorrect premise. The due process problems with the Engle findings are therefore unavo
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 26, 2016 19:50
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[California] Tobacco Companies’ Campaign Commits Cyberfraud to Trick Voters

In an illegal and unscrupulous attempt to mislead voters, a public relations firm that works for tobacco companies was redirecting visitors to the web address “YesOnProposition56.org” to a tobacco company-financed site attacking Proposition 56.
Yes on 56.org
added Aug 26, 2016 17:08
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Walgreens Feels Tobacco Heat

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which also is a Walgreens shareholder, announced the filing of a proposal...“the sale of tobacco products, which are known to carry serious health risks, in Walgreens pharmacies exposes the company to signifi
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 26, 2016 17:03
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Escapes Liability For Mom's Lung Cancer Death ($$)

A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. not liable in an $8 million trial over a mother's lung cancer death, saying that either she was not addicted to cigarettes or that the addiction wasn't the cause of her death.
Law360
added Aug 26, 2016 16:07
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