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Productivity burden of smoking in Australia: a life table modelling study [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study highlights the potential health and productivity gains that may be achieved from further tobacco control measures in Australia via application of PALYs, which are a novel, and readily estimable, measure of the impact of health and health risk
Tobacco Control
added Jul 31, 2018 22:33
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[Florida] Jury Awards $4.6M to Smoker After Finding RJR Liable for His Heart, Vascular Diseases

A state court jury awarded $4.62 million last week to a Florida smoker who claims R.J. Reynolds is responsible for a decades-long nicotine addiction that caused his heart and vascular diseases. Bush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007CA003083.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 31, 2018 21:36
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United States Supreme Court Decides South Dakota V. Wayfair, Overrules Decades Of Precedent For Taxation Of Remote Sales And Imposes New Responsibilities For Internet And Other Remote Sellers Of Tobacco Products

means that remote sellers could be required to collect and remit taxes for sales, even if they do not have a physical presence in the consumer’s state. Although the decision in Wayfair dealt only with sales taxes, it seems that the Court’s rationale could
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jul 31, 2018 21:53
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Deeming Regulations Litigation Update–U.S. District Court For The District Of Columbia Expected Forum For Three Appointments Clause Challenges

The FDA has advanced in its “procedural maneuvering” in three constitutional challenges to the Deeming Regulations. The challenges – premised on the First Amendment and on the Appointments Clause – were filed by vapor-industry plaintiffs represented by t
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jul 31, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Jury Punishes RJ Reynolds For $300K Over Smoker's Death ($$)

the company was found partially responsible for a smoker’s fatal lung cancer, a fraction of the $18 million counsel for the man’s son had asked the jury to award. On Monday morning, Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm, representing plaintiff Phil J. Mar
Law360
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45
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Public Housing Goes Smoke-Free, Protecting Vulnerable Children and Families

As this rule is implemented, it is critical that public housing residents be provided assistance in quitting smoking, including the medication and counseling that can help them succeed. Among other resources, smokers trying to quit can call 1-800-QUIT-NO
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2018 07:45
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Big Sandy Ranchera Enterprises challenging California tobacco laws

A corporation owned by a Native American tribe is challenging California regulations regarding tobacco....by the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of the Western Mono Indians. It is challenging the attempted application by Becerra of California laws pertaining to
Legal NewsLine
added Jul 31, 2018 04:55
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E-cigarette maker Juul targeted teens with false claims of safety, lawsuit says

Juul Labs has claimed its product is for adult smokers only, but several lawsuits contradict that mission. The filings allege the start-up deceptively marketed the Juul as safe and targeted youth from the get-go. Juul Labs spokeswoman Victoria Davis told
Washington Post
added Jul 30, 2018 21:38
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[UK] Over half of vaping teenagers have never smoked a real cigarette and think e-cigs are a safe option, finds study

The study by researchers at Coventry University suggests youngsters who might never have smoked are becoming addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes instead. Researchers found many young teens had no idea the devices contained nicotine and that they c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 30, 2018 21:36
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JUUL: THE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE VAPE PEN TAKING OVER AMERICAN SCHOOLS The ‘iPhone of e-cigarettes’ has launched in the UK

Parents of teens, brace yourselves. A craze of viral proportions is sweeping the corridors and bathrooms of private high schools across America — and it’s about to reach us. “It” refers to the Juul, a state-of-the-art vape pen that looks like a USB drive,
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 31, 2018 07:05
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