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[North Carolina] Duke University, which has a long history with tobacco, will go smoke-free in 2020

Included in the ban will be cigarettes, cigars and hookahs but not chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes or therapeutic nicotine products. On-campus stores will stop selling tobacco products this July. "In taking this important step, Duke will be joining many o
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 17, 2018 19:38
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[Switzerland] Protecting present and future generations

The Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO FCTC will be convened in Geneva (Switzerland), at the seat of the Convention Secretariat, from 1 to 6 October 2018. If 40 Parties to the treaty become Parties to the Protocol to Elimina
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 17, 2018 21:03
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FDA’s Nicotine Steering Committee should develop policies, regulations, and procedures that promote cessation and increase the use of proven therapies

My UCSF colleagues and I submitted this public comment to the FDA Nicotine Steering Committee. ..FDA should not base its tobacco regulation and nicotine strategy on the premise that moving cigarette smokers to e-cigarettes or other non-combusted tobacco
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 17, 2018 20:47
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[Alabama] UA researcher studies tobacco ads influence on teen vaping rise

The Director of the Center of Tobacco and Society, Dr. Alan Blum said cigarette makers are concerned their cigarette population is declining so they're promoting vaping aggressively in ads, in popular magazines like the Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrat
FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:50
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Effects of E-Cigarette Health Warnings and Modified Risk Ad Claims on Adolescent E-Cigarette Craving and Susceptibility

More than one type of e-cigarette warning may be necessary as e-cigarette research evolves. Our results show different warning type effects (e.g., text-only; GHW + text) on e-cigarette craving and future susceptibility for adolescent experimenters depend
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 17, 2018 10:01
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $11 Million Engle Progeny Verdict ($$)

affirmed an $11 million verdict for a woman who claimed that she was addicted to cigarettes made by a tobacco company and that her addiction was the cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Elaine Jordan, No. 1D
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:59
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[West Virginia] Defendants Want Asbestos Plaintiffs Precluded From Raising Tobacco-Use Issues ($$)

Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Liti
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:58
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Defense Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her mother was addicted to cigarettes and that her heart disease, lung cancer and subsequent death were caused by her addiction to cigarettes (Debra Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:57
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[Michigan] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Dismissed From Exploding E-Cigarette Suit ($$)

A federal judge in Michigan on March 27 granted a motion to dismiss a tobacco company from an exploding e-cigarette suit and substitute the tobacco company’s subsidiary, which makes and sells the allegedly defective e-cigarette (Ronald Sumner v. R.J. Rey
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:56
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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses Complaint Over Cigarette Advertisements ($$)

dismissed without prejudice a complaint against the [FDA] in which the plaintiff claimed that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by allowing a cigarette company to advertise its cigarettes as natural because the plaintiff failed t
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:55
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