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[North Carolina] Very low nicotine cigarettes draw FDA spotlight, scrutiny; some fear smokers will just smoke more cigarettes

Among those making comments were affiliates of the Big Three tobacco manufacturers: Altria Client Services, RAI Services Co., and ITG Brands LLC. More than 40 anti-tobacco and public-health advocacy groups had a joint submission in favor of reducing the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[Florida] BOULTER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 07/24/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the hazards of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[North Carolina] BAT remains in stride with low-key approach to first year of fully owning Reynolds

There was no great fanfare with the closing of the deal on July 25, 2017, which completed Reynolds’ transition to becoming the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of BAT after 142 years of corporate independence. Legacy Reynolds shareholders own 19 percent of B
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[Canada] Graphic warnings and images on cigarettes are effective: focus groups

The federal government is testing graphic new warnings... Canadians reported that cigarette packages with graphic images and pointed health warnings are more effective than cliches or rhyming slogans. The health warnings considered most effective flag t
Canadian Press
added Jul 23, 2018 13:03
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[UK] E-cigarettes are as bad as smoking, say insurance companies who put up policies by the same amount for

Insurance companies consider vaping to be just as unhealthy as smoking and put up policies accordingly, research has found. Users of electronic cigarettes have to pay up to 65 per cent more for life insurance premiums than non-smokers – the same increas
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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[North Carolina] Reynolds CEO views company, Winston-Salem as "really, really special"

The first British American Tobacco Plc executive to lead Reynolds American Inc. has a decidedly different view of Winston-Salem compared with Reynolds’ most controversial top official. Ricardo Oberlander took over as Reynolds’ chief executive in January
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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COLLISHAW: This should change everything: using the toxic profile of heat-not-burn products as a performance standard to phase out combustible cigarettes

The design and marketing of these products is evidence that manufacturers have achieved the technical capacity to reduce the quantity of toxins inhaled through tobacco use. Manufacturers’ reports to investors claim that these new tobacco products are eco
Tobacco Control
added Jul 23, 2018 06:19
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[UK] WITHINGTON: Taking to tobacco [FREE FULL TEXT]

It was not just physicians who helped Elizabethans and Jacobeans take to tobacco: England's poets and playwrights did, too. And it is as much the world of cultural representations as medical knowledge that has shaped people's attitudes to tobacco ever si
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 21, 2018 16:00
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Must Pay For Causing Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Counsel for the son of a man killed by lung cancer told a Florida jury on Friday that RJ Reynolds is responsible for the man’s death and should be forced to pay punitive damages, because it purposely created an addictive product and hid its dangers from t
Law360
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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AGs From 9 States Urge FDA To Ban Menthol In Tobacco ($$)

In a letter to the FDA, the attorney generals of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Idaho, Maine, New Mexico and Pennsylvania urged the agency to ban menthol tobacco products, saying the public health downsides of tobacco flavoring
Law360
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30
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