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Reynolds faces $40.9 million in damages after Florida jury's verdict

A Florida jury Tuesday handed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. its largest current punitive damages liability of $27 million for an Engle progeny case... The 17th Circuit Court jury in Broward County also approved providing the family of Dawn Schlefstein a tota
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 6, 2018 21:54
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[Netherlands] ADDICTION TREATMENT PROVIDERS JOIN DUTCH HOSPITALS' LAWSUIT AGAINST TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The Dutch Network for Addiction Care, an umbrella organization for various organizations dealing with addiction, is joining a major lawsuit against the tobacco industry. "The cigarette is a criminal product and all 'dealers' must be dealt with. This prod
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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[UK] Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018 (PDF) (243pp)

• Future studies, whether funded by manufacturers or independently, should ensure conduct of studies in line with established guidelines such as definitions of abstinence from smoking, using intention-to-treat analysis and registering trial protocols
GOV.UK
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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[Asia-pacific] Olympic embarrassment: Japan falls way short in banning public smoking ahead of 2020 Games

The government’s recently unveiled anti-smoking plan has sparked an outcry from lung cancer patients and other activists because it leaves a gaping loophole that basically allows customers in restaurants and bars to continue lighting up.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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[UK] E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says

Vaping should be widely encouraged as a way to help people quit smoking, and e-cigarettes should even be offered for sale in hospital shops, the government’s public health body has said. At least 20,000 people a year could be giving up cigarettes thanks
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:23
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[UK] PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review

The main 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
GOV.UK
added Feb 6, 2018 18:23
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[Canada] BC Liberal leader batted for big tobacco against BC

The newly-elected BC Liberal leader once acted for multinational tobacco... Andrew Wilkinson represented Philip Morris International Inc., as it and other big tobacco companies dragged the Attorney General of BC through the court system[1], fighting the
ThinkPol (ca)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:22
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AS THE REST OF THE WORLD QUITS, INDONESIA’S SMOKERS INCREASE

A staggering 67.4 percent of males smoke, with 41 percent of youths between 13 and 15 lighting up. A disheartening 19.8 percent of adolescents first tried cigarettes before age 10 while others start at the age of 13. Over the past two decades the number
Asia Sentinel (hk)
added Feb 6, 2018 17:55
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E-cigarette commercials may encourage smokers to quit

Seeing e-cigarette advertisements on the small screen gives smokers the urge to quit, according to a report.... The researchers suggest that banning such commercials would result in a 3% drop in quitters (or 105,000 fewer people).
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Feb 6, 2018 17:43
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[North Carolina] Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

adolescents who are not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. Additionally, youth exposed to e-cigarette vapor in public places were also more likely to use e-cigarettes. Th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
added Feb 6, 2018 17:15
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