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FOLAN: Court-ruled anti-smoking TV ads, won't be effective on millennials and generation Z

Those outlets most popular among young people were not included in the ruling...the anti-smoking message will likely not be heard by a great many of those who need to hear it most... It is a decision that will have life and death consequences.
The Hill
added Nov 5, 2017 18:26

Baby's death sparks call for Indonesia to crack down on big tobacco

A young Indonesian couple who believe cigarettes killed their baby son want the country's Government to shut down the nation's powerful tobacco industry. One-month-old Muhammad Hafizh died of pneumonia after breathing in second-hand cigarette smoke at a
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 4, 2017 23:58

Altria picks up pace on FDA applications for innovative tobacco products

Altria confirmed it would — as expected — piggyback on Philip Morris International’s March premarket application with the FDA to sell its IQOS Marlboro HeatSticks in the U.S. The FDA accepted the IQOS application for scientific review of the heat-not-bu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 5, 2017 21:27

Philip Morris Avoids Lion's Share of Liability at Trial Over Florida Smoker's Throat Cancer

A state court jury Thursday linked Philip Morris cigarettes to a Florida woman’s laryngeal cancer and her eventual death, but limited its verdict to six figures in medical expenses and found the tobacco company responsible for less than 1/20th of that amo
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 5, 2017 00:46

[Florida] Fla. Panels Revives Smoker's Suit Against RJR, Philip Morris ($$)

said Friday that a trial court should not have tossed a smoker's suit against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, ruling that there's still a question of fact regarding whether the suit was filed on time to be considered an Engle progeny suit. Florida's Fif
added Nov 4, 2017 16:47

FDA To Target Addictive Properties Of Opioids, Cigarettes ($$)

Citing an “addiction crisis” gripping the country, Gottlieb said in remarks at the National Press Club in Washington that the FDA has initiated procedures to enact regulations that would render cigarettes “minimally or nonaddictive.”
added Nov 4, 2017 16:46

[UK-Scotland] Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study

Young never smokers are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have tried an e-cigarette. Causality cannot be inferred, but continued close monitoring of e-cigarette use in young people is warranted.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2017 23:02

[Virginia] Altria makes a minority investment in a rapidly growing Chesterfield-based chain of e-cigarette shops

has invested in a Chesterfield County-based chain that has grown to become the largest U.S. retailer of vaping devices...made a minority investment in Avail Vapor LLC, an executive for Altria said Thursday at a meeting of industry analysts and investors h
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Nov 3, 2017 22:39

[Netherlands] Over sick of smoking Wat zegt de praktijk

We believe that the TI should not be able to get off with a guilty verdict in which civil liability is determined, but that the TI must –eventually- be confronted with the verdict of a criminal judge who determines that the TI has committed a criminal off
Sick of Smoking (nl)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:33

[Florida] DOUGLAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS AND PHILIP MORRIS VERDICT Trial 10/19/17 – 11/02/17

Verdict Reached For Plaintiff. Damages : $131,371.29 Comparative Fault: June Douglas 90% PM USA 4% RJ Reynolds 6%
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:05
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