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[Florida] Tobacco manufacturers appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Engle progeny lawsuits

The manufacturers say in their 432-page petition that they are asking for clarity on whether previous court rulings should be allowed as evidence, as well as whether their due process has been compromised. “While the class put on evidence of myriad purp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 30, 2017 16:44
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking initiation in Europe

non-price tobacco control policies have no significant effect on the age of onset of smoking either for males or females. Current tobacco control policies do not seem to discourage young individuals from starting to smoke....special tobacco control polici
VoxEU.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (uk)
added Sep 30, 2017 03:06
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Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

Based upon these findings, Dr Suárez-Rodríguez and Dr Macías Garcia argue that their finches are indeed collecting cigarette butts deliberately, to keep ticks at bay and improve the survival of their young.
The Economist
added Sep 30, 2017 01:50
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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YACH: LETTER TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

This is a letter sent by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World founder and president-designate Dr. Derek Yach, on September 29, 2017, to officials at the World Health Organization to correct the mischaracterizations the World Health Organization has made
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
added Oct 7, 2017 08:05
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[UK] Brigade ‘butts’ into vaping campaign

The Brigade welcomes Public Health England’s support for e-cigarettes as a key way to help smokers quit tobacco smoking to help reduce the number of smoking related fire deaths. According to our latest figures, smoking is the cause of over half of fir
London Fire Brigade--London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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CALANTZOPOULOS: Open Response to Letter of 14 September 2017 calling on PMI to stop selling cigarettes

accomplish from the perspective of public health? Would smoking prevalence change?...our core strategy is not at odds with the demands of your letter. Indeed, our paramount business strategy is to replace cigarettes with less-harmful, smoke-free alternat
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 3, 2017 13:48
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Man Tells Ohio High Court Expert Testimony Meets Causation Standard

An expert’s testimony that asbestos and tobacco use both substantially contributed to a man’s lung cancer easily meets Ohio’s causation standard and does not require review, a man argues to the Ohio Supreme Court in a Sept. 27 brief (Kevin E. Howell v. Co
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2017 23:39
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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes ($$)

held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump state regulations in this case.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38
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[Canada] Billionaire Andrew Forrest to Fund Anti-Smoking Suits, Australian Says

The Australian billionaire, through his Minderoo Foundation, is seeking legal advice on whether it is feasible to take action similar to a landmark Canadian case that saw a judge order three tobacco companies to pay A$15.6 billion ($12.2 billion) in damag
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2017 16:42
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