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Invisible smoke: third-party endorsement and the resurrection of heat-not-burn tobacco products [FREE FULL TEXT]

Endorsement by high-impact medical journals and health authorities may be critical in helping heat-not-burn’ products succeed where previous attempts have failed. Conflicts of interest influenced these endorsements in the past. Health leaders and academic
Tobacco Control
added Jun 7, 2018 06:00
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[California] San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in Big Win for Kids over Tobacco Industry

By a 68 percent to 32 percent margin...groundbreaking law stands – and will stop the tobacco industry from targeting kids, African Americans and other populations with menthol- and candy-flavored products, as the industry has done for far too long. The Sa
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 6, 2018 13:10
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[California] At last count, Leno has a thin margin as the second choice votes come in (check back often)

Prop. E, the ban of flavored tobacco that induced dozens of millions of dollars in opposition money from R.J. Reynolds, is cruising to victory with 69 percent of the early vote. So, you know, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Mission Local
added Jun 6, 2018 12:58
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GLANTZ: Seven US Senators call on MPAA "to take additional actions to prevent youth smoking initiation”

calling on the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to take action to reduce youth exposure to smoking imagery, including e-cigarette depictions, in youth-rated movies and ensure responsible and consistent practices in rating youth movies with tob
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 6, 2018 01:41
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[Europe] WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness

The industry says plain packaging has no visible impact on smoking rates while it opens the door to black markets. On the contrary, the WHO insists on the effectiveness of the measure and rules out any link to illicit trade. From its side, the EU has ad
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 00:28
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[Florida] COHEN V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 06/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff, claims defendant hid the dangers of cigarettes, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 5, 2018 23:35
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[Florida] Smoker's Estate Asks Fla. Court To Reverse RJR Win ($$)

arguing she had no indication that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before the 1990 cutoff for membership in the Engle class. David Sales, who argued on behalf of the estate of Totsie Fleming, said the jury erroneously concluded Fleming shou
Law360
added Jun 5, 2018 23:31
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South Florida Attorneys Secure $21 Million Verdict for Widow of Cancer Patient

Gary Paige, of Gordon & Doner, and Hardee Bass, of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, secured $14 million in punitive damages and another $7 million in compensatory damages for client Faye Theis. Theis’ husband, Edward, died in February 1997 at a
Law.com
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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[California] San Francisco to vote on overturning ordinance banning flavors in tobacco products

However, ordinance opponents — with nearly $12 million in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. funding support — were able to persuade at least 34,000 individuals to sign a petition in support of the referendum. “Last summer, the Board of Supervisors rushed throug
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2018 23:25
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FDA Blitz on Nicotine Product Sales to Minors

The FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan has taken aim at companies that design and market their electronic nicotine delivery systems to appeal to children and teens. In its first salvo, the agency launched a weeks-long national undercover blitz in Apr
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jun 5, 2018 23:16
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