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[UK] Tobacco: a deadly business

This Guardian series is focussed on the huge damage of the tobacco epidemic, which continues to cost millions of people’s lives around the world per year, and the industry behind it
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] The public and the NHS What’s the deal? (PDF)

While there was some appetite for more advice from government, there was mistrust of a ‘nanny state’, although many examples of government intervention (such as the smoking ban) were widely supported.
King's Fund (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:37
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[North Carolina] Juul continues to widen market-share gap with Reynolds' Vuse

The gap between the two top U.S. electronic cigarettes — Juul and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co.’s Vuse — continued to widen in the latest Nielsen data report. Juul’s market share increased from 64 percent to 68 percent in the four-week period that ended June
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 29, 2018 21:27
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$3M Verdict Hits R.J. Reynolds for Lung Cancer That Killed Florida Man Years After He Quit Smoking

Burgess v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-009060. The state court jury’s verdict, reached after more than six hours of deliberations, found nicotine addiction, and Reynolds’ concealment of smoking’s dangers, led to Johnny Burgess’ fatal lung cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:15
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LETTER TO FDA COMMISSIONER GOTTLIEB BY 14 SENATORS

We write today to once again urge you to reconsider your decision to delay a meaningful review of cigars, e-cigarettes, and nicotine e-liquids that entered the market in recent years, particularly given the effect that flavors are having on youth use of t
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Jun 29, 2018 19:36
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[Hong Kong] Breastfeeding mothers stop nursing sooner when living with smokers

Nursing mothers who live with two or more smokers are more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner than those who live in nonsmoking households. In a Hong Kong-based study, researchers discovered that these mothers are at 30 percent higher risk for ending bre
EurekAlert
added Jun 28, 2018 21:39
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Minnesota Federal Judge Sends Deeming Rule Row To D.C. Federal Court ($$)

A motion to transfer a constitutional challenge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “deeming rule” was granted June 26 by a Minnesota federal judge who found that the case should proceed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Jen
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 28, 2018 15:04
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[Georgia] Social media may be creating a new generation of smokers

Huang explained that efficient, low-cost marketing through Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat could be what gave JUUL such a jum...r, social media marketing has become increasingly popular and difficult to regulate. Consequentially, those who see
Georgia State University Signal
added Jun 28, 2018 15:03
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Mexico: children toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

The Guardian visited with the family at the start of harvest season in mid-February, when they were weary after making the gruelling journey to the lowlands of Nayarit, as they do every year, on foot and rickety bus. They, like most of the tobacco picke
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:47
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[Russia] Flamboyant nationalist leader calls for ban on 'tobacco-smoking monuments'

The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party has called for rather radical measures to fight tobacco addiction that include a complete ban on public demonstrations of smoking, including statues and monuments. Vladimir Zhirinovsky issued this comment aft
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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