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E-cigarette brand mocks tobacco control warning labels

Blu’s 2017 ‘Something Better’ print ad campaign prominently featured ad claims in the visual style of tobacco warning labels (‘Important: Contains flavor’; ‘Important: Vaping blu smells good’; ‘Important: No ashtrays needed’) (see figure 1). The fake and
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:57
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[Korea - South] Philip Morris International introduces new heat-not-burn product, IQOS, in South Korea

This manuscript describes PMI’s marketing of IQOS in South Korea based on news monitoring and direct observation by the author during two visits to the flagship stores in Seoul (June 2017) and the purchase of an IQOS device from one store. While currentl
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:57
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[Maryland] Neighbourhood characteristics and health outcomes: evaluating the association between socioeconomic status, tobacco store density and health outcomes in Baltimore City

median household income is inversely associated with tobacco store density, indicating poorer neighbourhoods in Baltimore City have greater accessibility to tobacco. Additionally, tobacco store density was linked to lower life expectancy, which underscore
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:56
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PROCTOR: A Forced ‘Corrective’ on Cigarettes

There is no mention of the industry’s long campaign of deception, nothing about what is actually being “corrected.”... for the industry itself not to own these truths shows once again how far these kings of concealment and disinformation are from admitti
New York Times
added Nov 25, 2017 01:19
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Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

“I certainly don’t think that what we have finally ended up with is really in the spirit of the original ruling,” said Ruth Malone...“The original ruling was so that the American public would understand that they had been deceived through multiple means
New York Times
added Nov 25, 2017 01:10
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants/Cross-Appellees, v. GERTRUDE MARCHESE, Appellee/Cross-Appellant. (PDF)

We reverse the comparative fault reduction applied to the jury’s verdict, and remand to the trial court for entry of a judgment in favor of appellee for $1.5 million and a determination of appellee’s entitlement to attorneys’ fees
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 23, 2017 21:46
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GLANTZ: PM’s Population Health Impact Model for IQOS underestimates the impact of IQOS and does not show population benefit

My colleagues at UCSF just submitted this public comment to FDA on Philip Morris' IQOS MRTP application. The tracking number is 1k1-8zy0-6rfg. A PDF version of the comment is available here. Philip Morris’s Population Health Impact Model Based on Q
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 23, 2017 20:10
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[France] French cinephiles left fuming over call to stub out on-screen smoking

“Seventy per cent of new French films have at least one scene of someone smoking. This more or less helps to make its use banal, even promote it, to children and adolescents,” Grelet-Certenais told the Sénat, the upper house of parliament. Her remarks,
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:57
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Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017

What are the implications for public health practice? Broader implementation of smoke-free policies at the national, city, or airport authority levels can protect employees and travelers of all ages from secondhand smoke inside airports.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:48
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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