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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Must Pay Full $35M Jury Award: Fla. Court ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. remain on the hook for a $35 million verdict awarded in an Engle progeny suit to the widower of a longtime smoker, a Florida appeals court said Wednesday after finding the amount was not obviously exce
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:02
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[Florida] Fla. Firms To Pay $9.1M For Engle Ethics Disaster ($$)

federal judges “reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do” imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle prog
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:00
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8 Million Tobacco Deaths Could Be Avoided by Slashing Nicotine

Gottlieb revealed the initial estimates on Thursday during a tobacco discussion at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Just imagine the impact this policy could have on treatment costs,” Gottlieb said. “Currently, we spend about $300 bi
Bloomberg News
added Oct 19, 2017 20:52
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[Uruguay] Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases

endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day global conference..." trailblazers, like Uruguay, that have ratified the protocol to eliminate the illicit trade in tobacco products,”
UN News Service
added Oct 19, 2017 20:46
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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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RUSSIA READY FOR WAR WITH SMOKING AND VAPING, SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

Russia is setting up a new five-year plan to reduce levels of smoking in the country with new restrictions on cigarettes, hookahs and e-cigarettes. In a new draft regulation that the ministry would like to implement by 2022, officials hope to ban smokin
Newsweek
added Oct 19, 2017 20:21
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[Nigeria] Reps Want FG To Increase Taxes On Tobacco, Speed Up M-Power Implementation

The House of Representatives yesterday demanded an increase in tobacco related taxes...also urged the Federal Government to embark on sustained campaigns to control tobacco use, implement the M-Power policy package, adopt stringent measures to restrict ad
Daily Independent (ng)
added Oct 19, 2017 19:02
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The Real Cost Campaign

Results from the first study indicate that exposure to “The Real Cost” from 2014-2016 was associated with a 30 percent decrease in the risk for smoking initiation, preventing an estimated 350,000 U.S. youth ages 11-18 from smoking. These results demonstra
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[Netherlands] Dutch start-up to teach crows to throw away cigarette butts

Crowded Cities has devised a trash receptacle that trains crows to throw away cigarette butts for a reward. The receptacle is called the Crowbar. A crow places a cigarette butt into a bin, which then senses the butt and dispenses a peanut. Cigarette b
azfamily.com (Newschannel 3)
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[California, North Carolina] Newport, Natural American Spirit continue to gain U.S. cigarette-market share

Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, said Tuesday that the recent 10-cent per pack list price increase by Reynolds and Philip Morris USA is easing the impact of California’s $2 a pack increase in its tobacco excise tax. The list price
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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