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Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP and Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP ended up legal lambs after a jury slammed their tobacco company clients with a $21 million verdict in a smoker's lung cancer case.
Law360
added May 25, 2018 22:19
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[UK-Wales] Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first

Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds. The Labour-led government said on Friday it would bring in the restriction by summer 2019, arguing it would protect people from sec
The Guardian (uk)
added May 25, 2018 17:58
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May 2018: Newsletter - CTPConnect

In This Issue… Learn about recent FDA actions under the agency’s nicotine-focused tobacco regulatory framework and Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—all with the common goal of reducing tobacco’s disease and death toll in the United States. On this page:
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 25, 2018 10:18
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[New York] FedEx Wants Most Of $681M Cigarette Smuggling Case Axed ($$)

asked a New York federal judge for a quick win on more than half of the damages at issue in a $681 million cigarette-smuggling lawsuit brought by New York City and state authorities, with the delivery company’s filings asserting most of the government’s c
Law360
added Jun 2, 2018 10:41
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E-cigarettes’ chemistry may explain their popularity among teens

chemists at Portland State University analyzed 11 e-cigarette liquids, or e-liquids, to measure the amounts of two forms of nicotine—protonated nicotine and free-base nicotine (shown). In particular, the team found that Juul e-liquids contained mostly pro
American Chemical Society
added May 28, 2018 18:02
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Florida Jury Sides With Widow, Awards $21 Million Following Tobacco Trial ($$)

verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc., deeming the tobacco companies primarily responsible for the lung cancer death of Edward “Fred” Theis; one day later, on May 23, the jury awarded his widow $14 million in punitive damage
Lexis Nexis
added May 28, 2018 14:45
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Hit With $21M Verdict In Engle Case ($$)

The jury awarded Faye Theis, the widow of Fred Theis, $7 million in compensatory damages on Tuesday, then followed that up with a $14 million punitive award late on Wednesday. The jury found the tobacco giants liable on fraud and conspiracy counts for m
Law360
added May 25, 2018 18:38
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Positive Expectancies for E-Cigarette Use and Anxiety Sensitivity among Adults

This study provides the first empirical evidence of a transdiagnostic construct (anxiety sensitivity) in relation to e-cigarette use and how it interplays with positive expectancies for e-cigarette use beliefs and behavior. These novel data suggest futur
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 25, 2018 18:30
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Consumer Perceptions of Cigarette Design in France: A Comparison of Regular, Slim, Pink and Plain Cigarettes

In comparison to the grey cigarette, each of the branded cigarettes were considered more appealing, less harmful, and more likely to motivate teenagers to start and less likely to motivate smokers to reduce consumption or quit.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 25, 2018 18:29
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Lung Cancer Rates in Young Women Now Higher Than in Young Men

Lead author of the study, Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, says he was surprised by the findings because historically, lung cancer rates have been higher in men. Another surprise, said Jemal, is that differences in smoking patterns cannot fully account for the ch
American Cancer Society
added May 25, 2018 17:42
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