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[Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to ban tobacco usage imposing fines up to $1,300

the Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines of up to $1,300 ( SAR 5,000) on smokers in several locations, defined by the anti-smoking regulations. In the next phase, the committee will provide mobile clinics to tr
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Feb 7, 2018 20:16
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U.S. senators ask FDA to reject Philip Morris' iQOS application

Ten U.S. senators called on the Food and Drug Administration to reject Philip Morris International Inc’s (PM.N) application to market its iQOS smoking device as being less risky than cigarettes, according to a letter to the agency’s commissioner.
Reuters
added Feb 7, 2018 20:05
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Florida Jury Awards Family Of Smoker $17.5 Million In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Feb. 6 awarded the surviving family members of a smoker who died from lung cancer $10 million in punitive damages, bringing the total amount of damages to $17.5 million (Kenneth Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-CA-23
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:57
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[Oregon] Tobacco companies ordered to admit lying for decades about the health effects of smoking

television ads running through 2018. A new round of ads starting this week....The industry hasn’t changed their tactics since the initial ruling... While the tobacco companies were fighting in the courts, nearly 80,000 Oregonians died from causes linked t
St. Helens (OR) Chronicle
added Feb 7, 2018 19:45
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U.S. lawmakers ask FDA to reject Philip Morris' iQOS application

The senators, all Democrats, cited remarks by an expert scientific panel that reviewed the application for the U.S. FDA and voted last month against granting Philip Morris permission to do so, according to the letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 7, 2018 19:17
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6247: PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ AND REMEDIES PARTIES’ MOTION FOR REFERRAL TO THE SPECIAL MASTER FOR MEDIATION

Plaintiffs have spent half a year seeking to accommodate the tobacco companies’ asserted desire for certainty. But, contrary to the companies’ efforts to turn Plaintiffs’ accommodation against them, Plaintiffs’ willingness to provide feedback and opine up
Tobacco On Trial
added Feb 16, 2018 01:52
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PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review

The key findings of PHE’s Evidence Review are that: Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits; E-cigarettes could be contributing to at least 20,000 suc
Public Health England (PHE) (uk)
added Feb 11, 2018 02:32
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[Asia, China] Online sellers giving kids a nasty habit

ACCORDING TO the Tobacco Monopoly Law, only adults are allowed to buy cigarettes and only authorized retailers are allowed to sell them. Yet parents in different cities across the country have complained to the media about how easy it is for children to
China Daily (cn)
added Feb 7, 2018 20:36
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Florida Jury Awards $40.9 Million In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

awarded the family of a former smoker $27 million in punitive damages in an Engle progeny suit, bringing the total amount of damages to $40.9 million (Dawn Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2008-CV-022558, Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. Broward Co.). VID
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:59
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[Florida] Former Smoker Seeks Reinstatement Of $20 Million Punitive Damages Award ($$)

won a total of $26.5 million in an Engle progeny suit asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 2 to reinstate $20 million in punitive damages, saying the trial judge erred by revoking the damages (Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA Inc., Nos.
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 7, 2018 19:58
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