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[Florida] RJR & Philip Morris Cleared of Punitive Liability for Smoker's Death, 5 Years After Compensatory Award

A state court jury last week cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of punitive liability for the role the tobacco companies played in the death of a Florida smoker. Starr-Blundell v. R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 5, 2018 21:11

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids

highlights the burden of obstructive lung disease in US children and implicates tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) through maternal smoking during pregnancy as more strongly associated with worse lung function than current, ongoing TSE in school-aged children
added Mar 5, 2018 20:14

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, a Subsidiary of Altria, Challenges FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Reporting Process in New Lawsuit

The lawsuit explains that the Copenhagen Bold products contain the same loose tobacco that was marketed as loose tobacco as of February 15, 2007, and have the same packaging format (i.e., a mesh pouch) as other grandfathered UST smokeless tobacco products
National Law Review
added Mar 5, 2018 20:10

[New Zealand] Ministry of Health takes tobacco giant to court over tobacco stick device

A tobacco company and the Ministry of Health are locking horns in court, for a week-long battle over the sale of a new tobacco device. ...Philip Morris is defending the charges, arguing that HEETS is a smoking product
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 5, 2018 16:24

[Africa, South Africa] Experts, policy makers head to Cape Town to battle 'Big Tobacco'

Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers are convening this week in Cape Town to confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from Ma
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:49

Kids Who Vape Face Toxin Dangers, Study Finds

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored products... Teens who used e-cigarettes had up to three times greater amounts of the toxins in their urine than teens who never vape, th
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 5, 2018 15:46

[New Zealand] Tobacco giant Philip Morris in court over 'HEETS'

The company was originally charged with importing and selling a product called HEETS, which heats tobacco sticks, rather than burning them. However, one of the charges brought by the Ministry of Health has been dropped, and the judge-alone trial in the
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:16

Study finds majority of adults erroneously link nicotine to cancer

is playing a role in smokers not believing there is a significant reduced-risk harm difference between traditional cigarettes and e-cigs... Reynolds...formed a partnership with PinneyAssociates...for consumers who want to eliminate or reduce nicotine cons
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 5, 2018 15:52
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[UK-Scotland] Call to stop £3m MSP pension fund investments in weapons, tobacco and dirty fuel after poll

MSPs are to be urged to stop their pension fund investing in weapons, tobacco and dirty fuels after it emerged three in four Scots say they should not be able to. The research has come as campaigners make new moves to ditch investments in companies that
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:01


In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendants caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:38
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