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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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Association between tax structure and cigarette consumption: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project [FREE FULL TEXT]

study provides important empirical evidence of a relationship between tax structure and cigarette consumption. ... The results are consistent with existing evidence and suggest that a uniform and specific tax structure is the most effective tax structure
Tobacco Control
added May 25, 2018 11:37
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Public Health Leaders Urge FDA to Issue Final Rule for Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes by March 2019

22nd Century Group, Inc....announced today that 41 public health and medical organizations wrote an open letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the FDA to quickly implement its plan to reduce nico
Business Wire
added May 25, 2018 03:14
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Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking

A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were re
ScienceDaily
added May 25, 2018 03:13
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[Israel] New research laboratory examines secondhand smoke exposure

A new laboratory for biological monitoring of environmental tobacco smoke and other toxic chemicals has been opened at the Health Ministry, which has been severely criticized by the state comptroller and public health experts for the rising smoking rate
Jerusalem Post
added May 25, 2018 03:10
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $14M in Punitives Pushes Verdict for Smoker's Widow to $21M Total in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

5/24/18 9AM Update: The Florida state court jury imposed a $10 million punitive verdict against Philip Morris and another $4 million against R.J. Reynolds after deliberating for about four hours Wednesday in the second phase of trial over the lung cancer
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 24, 2018 18:49
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[Florida] LOPEZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial

plaintiff claims defendant hid the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 24, 2018 15:52
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