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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh seeks smokers fee for city employees

Starting in January, the city will charge about one-third of its 3,000 employees an additional $50 per month for health care premiums if they continue to use tobacco products, officials said Friday. At least one union is objecting to the added fee. Jane
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Oct 6, 2018 15:43
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Swedish Match Launches Thunder Xtreme, the First Strong Snus in the US

"A strong snus alternative is the No. 1 unmet consumer demand in the snus category in the U.S.," said Joe Ackerman, Director of New Products for Swedish Match. "Now, with our V2 Tobacco acquisition, we can introduce the grandfathered Thunder Xtreme produ
PR Newswire
added Oct 13, 2018 15:19
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Tobacco Warning Labels Ready By 2021 At Earliest, FDA Says ($$)

said in court documents Friday the earliest it can finish revamping tobacco warning labels is summer 2021, explaining the government can't rush building an arsenal...
Law360
added Oct 6, 2018 19:18
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[Massachusetts] Cancer Widow Seeks $27M From Tobacco, Auto Parts Cos. ($$)

R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and an auto parts company should pay $27 million in damages for selling cigarettes and asbestos-laden brakes that combined to cause a man’s fatal lung cancer, counsel...
Law360
added Oct 6, 2018 19:18
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[UK] GLANTZ: It's time to stop quoting the more than three-year-old PHE report on e-cigs

since PHE was published, we know that: E-cigs are attracting youth who would be unlikely to start nicotine with conventional cigarettes are starting with e-cigarettes. ...While some people do quit smoking with e-cigarettes, for most smokers, using e-cig
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 6, 2018 19:16
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[South America/Caribbean, Uruguay] Tobacco taxation, illegal cigarette supply and geography [FREE FULL TEXT]

An increase in taxes on manufactured legal and roll-your-own cigarettes increased the odds that smokers in cities near the borders and women switched down to illegal cigarettes. City geographical location, controls effectiveness and distribution networks
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2018 15:39
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LEMPERT/GLANTZ: Heated tobacco product regulation under US law and the FCTC [FREE FULL TEXT]

All components of HTPs should be regulated at least as stringently as existing tobacco products, including restrictions on labelling, advertising, promotion and sponsorship, sales to minors, price and taxation policies and smokefree measures. There is not
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2018 15:36
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October 2018 - Volume 27 - e2: Measuring Policy Impacts

Standardised cigarette packaging may reduce the implied safety of Natural American Spirit cigarettes / Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy / The impact of flavour, dev
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2018 15:11
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This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 7): COVER STORY: Vaping: Clearing the air

Will e-cigs make the traditional cigarette obsolete? Vaping is catching on among smokers switching from cigarettes, but it is also attracting a new demographic: young people who'd never smoked before. Tony Dokoupil reports on the possible benefits and un
CBS News.com
added Oct 6, 2018 13:33
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[Florida] RIDLEY V. R.J. REYNOLDS / UPCOMING Trial 10/09/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 5, 2018 20:05
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