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[Connecticut] $28.1M judgment upheld in former Norwich woman’s suit against tobacco company

A tobacco company is on the hook for paying $28.1 million to a former Norwich woman who developed cancer after she began smoking at the age of 12. Her’s is the first smoker’s case to come to trial in Connecticut and the first jury verdict ever to be ret
Norwich (CT) Bulletin
added Mar 1, 2018 13:51

42% of non-smokers say they should get 3-5 extra vacation days than smokers

A whopping 42% of non-smokers feel they should get 3-5 extra vacation days than non-smokers... To understand how workers feel about the time their co-workers spent smoking, e-cigarette maker Halo surveyed 1,005 American adults.
USA Today
added Mar 1, 2018 03:45

[Colorado] DIA officially becomes a smoke-free airport as it bids farewell to last smoking lounge

The Smokin’ Bear Lodge Smoking Lounge, located on Concourse C, will close its doors for the last time at 9 p.m., a move that’s being celebrated by the Colorado Tobacco Free Alliance. “The closure of this last DIA smoking lounge marks the successful concl
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Mar 5, 2018 15:03

New York State Asks Appeals Court To Uphold $247M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

New York state on Feb. 21 urged an appellate panel to uphold a federal judge’s $247 million verdict against the United Parcel Service (UPS), saying UPS had plenty of notice of the kind of damages the plaintiffs were seeking (The State of New York, et al.
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 3, 2018 18:47

Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria invade airways

People who smoke e-cigarettes might have an increased risk of developing pneumonia because the vapor could help bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, a small experiment suggests.
added Mar 2, 2018 00:17

[Florida, Mississippi] Tobacco Co. Merits A Loss In Asset Transfer Row, Judge Told ($$)

Mississippi-based Smokers Best Group LLC urged a Florida federal judge Tuesday to reject a magistrate judge’s recommendation that he find in favor of a Florida tobacco company on its claim that a cigarette maker fraudulently transferred assets to SBG to a
added Mar 1, 2018 17:52

[Canada] Tory heated tobacco pleas go up in smoke

od MPs have rejected pleas from tobacco companies asking them to change the Liberal government’s tobacco reform bill so they can advertise a new kind of heated tobacco product as being less harmful to consume than cigarettes. A Conservative move that wo
iPolitics (ca)
added Mar 1, 2018 14:00
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Austria mulls pro-smoking bill despite protests

Austrian government MPs presented a bill on Wednesday which would continue to allow smoking in bars and restaurants, despite a huge groundswell of opposition. The bill, which would overturn a ban due to come into force on May 1, was branded a "huge step
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 1, 2018 13:51

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

Prevalence of cigarette smoking during pregnancy varied by state. Women aged 20–24 were most likely to smoke cigarettes during pregnancy. Hispanic and non-Hispanic Asian women were least likely to smoke tobacco during pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Mar 1, 2018 13:48

[Europe, UK] Vaping on the NHS? Don't hold your breath

Experts told Parliament that a post-Brexit Britain should think about axing the most draconian EU-wide e-cigarette regulations to encourage people to quit smoking tobacco. The Science and Technology Select Committee heard oral evidence yesterday that th
The Register (uk)
added Mar 1, 2018 13:37
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