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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, et. al., Appellants, v. KEVIN DUIGNAN, Appellee: Opinion filed November 15, 2017 (PDF)

the jury was instructed to take materiality as a given. It was told that the Engle Phase I findings conclusively established that PM and Reynolds concealed or omitted material information...because the jury was told both expressly and by implication to
Florida  Second District  Court Of Appeal
added Nov 16, 2017 01:24

[Florida] Fla. Judge's Error Gets Tobacco Cos. New Lung Cancer Trial ($$)

will have a second shot at defending themselves against a suit brought by the estate of a smoker who died from lung cancer, with a Florida appeals court saying Wednesday that the trial court was wrong to block the jury from being able to review testimony
added Nov 16, 2017 01:14

Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04

[UK] 'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes and other treatments. ...the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership said that smoking remains “part of
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:47

Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

"Despite extensive evidence of harm to youth, the FDA has deferred taking action on flavored tobacco products, failed to take action to limit tobacco marketing that is accessible to youth, and has fallen short on actions to regulate or restrict tobacco pr
added Nov 16, 2017 00:45

Grandparents are posing serious health risks to children, scientists warn

They spoil their grandchildren with sweet "treats" and big helpings of fattening food, and expose their young lungs to second hand tobacco smoke, it is alleged.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:31

Australian workers who smoke hit national pocketbook

Smoking among the working population is predicted to cost Australia an estimated $340 billion in lost productivity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the
added Nov 15, 2017 03:23

New 'Heat-Not-Burn' Cigarettes Harm Blood Vessels: Study

But rats exposed to vapor from the device experienced the same decrease in blood vessel function as those exposed to cigarette smoke, said study senior researcher Matthew Springer. Impaired blood vessel function increases the risk of heart attack or str
added Nov 15, 2017 03:20

[West Virginia] Ohio County Smoking Regulations Stand As They Are, Says Ohio County Health Board

Ohio County Board of Health has agonized over expanding its indoor smoking ban for months. But now they aren't even putting it to a vote. They say there simply isn't enough support, so the rules will stay as they are. That leaves some people pleased, w
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:01

Exposed! Nigerian Children: Prime Targets Of ‘Big Tobacco’ Farming, Smoking For Blood Money

From child labour on Nigerian tobacco fields to luring of kids as replacement smokers, ‘Dotun Akintomide examines how Big Tobacco companies had kept children at the centre of a blueprint that has helped sustained the multi-billion dollar controversial in
The New Diplomat Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:04
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