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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Workers in Accommodation and Food Services — United States, 2011–2013

2.4 million workers in the accommodation and food services sector currently smoke cigarettes, and among those, prevalence was highest among males, non-Hispanic whites, persons with less education, those who live below the poverty level, those who have bee
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:11
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Watch an Expert's Ill-Advised Comparison Scuttle a Key Products Liability Trial | Florida Trial Video Vault

In Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, an expert’s reference...Miller answered "(A)bout 430,000 people die of smoking each year. It's the equivalent of about three World trade Centers."... a mistrial based on the possibility that the statement may have been calculate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:06
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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[Canada] The no-longer confidential financial statements

Imperial Tobacco and Rothmans, Benson and Hedges have now had their current financial statements made available to the public. . . . Why is PMI/RBH so much more profitable than BAT/ITL? If there has been such a dramatic fall in ITL profits, why has this
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:02
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[Missouri] Woman claims cigarettes contained asbestos, caused cancer

A tobacco company allegedly secretly included asbestos in one of its cigarette brands in the 1950s, which cause mesothelioma, a lawsuit said. Katherine S. Jones filed the lawsuit July 9 in U.S. District Court in Missouri against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Legal NewsLine
added Aug 1, 2015 09:42
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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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[Florida] Fla. Court Remands $12M Engle Award To Apply Shared Fault ($$)

appeals court on Friday upheld a jury verdict against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny tobacco case but found the trial court erred by entering a final judgment without apportioning the $12 million award based on comparative fault....Lauren Gree
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:39
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

argued that she chose to smoke and refused to drop the habit even after being warned by friends and family members. And she even picked it back up after she developed her illnesses, according to Philip Morris... "After all, look at Ms. Collar in 2006, whe
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:38
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] In a setback for Obama, negotiators fail to wrap up Pacific trade pact

Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.)...said he also wanted the TPP to explicitly reserve the right of member countries to regulate tobacco products. In a statement after the news conference, Levin said that “it is wise that the administration did not decide to
The Washington Post
added Aug 1, 2015 09:32
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25
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