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F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

But even as he railed against big tobacco, Dr. Gottlieb softened the blow by delaying for several years the deadline for companies to comply with tough new rules on e-cigarettes, cigars and other products. At the time, he said smokers needed better and
New York Times
added Feb 11, 2018 19:04
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PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review

The key findings of PHE’s Evidence Review are that: Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits; E-cigarettes could be contributing to at least 20,000 suc
Public Health England (PHE) (uk)
added Feb 11, 2018 02:32
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TOC: Volume 20, Issue 3 March 2018

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:32
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A Proactive Smoking Cessation Intervention for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers: The Role of Smoking-Related Stigma [FREE FULL TEXT]

interventions which utilize proactive outreach to stimulate interest in quitting and offer facilitated access to free cessation treatments are an effective treatment approach for these hard-to-reach smokers. These strategies may be particularly effective
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:08
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[Tennessee] New Bill Could Place Smoking Laws in Local Governments' Hands

The Local Option Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, would repeal the tobacco preemption clause, which says that state law trumps local laws pertaining to where smoking is prohibited. The new bill would allow municipal governments to c
Memphis Flyer
added Feb 9, 2018 22:45
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[North Carolina] Secondhand smoke exposure on the decline since 2009 statewide smoking ban, study finds

a new Duke study has found that expectant mothers are now less likely to face secondhand smoke. Since the 2009 passage of the smoking ban in North Carolina—which outlawed smoking inside public places like bars and restaurants—pregnant women have experie
Duke University Chronicle
added Feb 9, 2018 22:44
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[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

... blow to the tobacco giant's attorneys at King & Spalding LLP, a Florida jury on Monday hit R...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2018 22:42
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Tobacco firms in France cheated nicotine tests: anti-smoking body

The allegations by the National Committee Against Smoking (CNCT) target the French branches of Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco and Imperial Brands Plc...CNCT says cigarettes produced by the companies contain tiny holes in the filter
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:47
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$17.5M Total Verdict Handed Down Against RJR, Philip Morris for South Florida Woman's Cancer Death

The damage award, handed down by a jury in Florida’s 11th Circuit Court, in Dade County, includes $10 million in punitive damages divided equally between R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on Tuesday, and $7.5 million in compensatories for the 1997 cancer d
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:45
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[Florida] MOBLEY V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 02/12/18 –

plaintiff claims defendant tobacco company concealed the dangers of cigarettes, leading to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 9, 2018 18:45
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