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[UK] Ecigarette makers target luxury market ($$)

At a small manufacturing plant in Walton-on-Thames on the outskirts of London, Andrew Korn makes luxury ecigarettes for the discerning user.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:54

[UK] WILLIS: Plain packaging for cigarettes will see the end of some wickedly wonderful marketing

When I was editing Silk Cut's magazine, a Gallagher executive told me – only half in jest – that if restrictions got any tighter, the firm would relocate to Andorra and fly leaflet-drops over London. In fact, the manufacturers will probably try to differ
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 11:48

[Australia, UK] BOSELEY: If ‘plain’ packaging does not deter smokers, why was industry against it?

If it works, even modestly, in Australia, there is no reason to suppose it will not have the same sort of effect here. And anything, say doctors, that can reduce the numbers of young people picking up a lethal habit is worth trying.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:20

[UK] EDITORIAL: The Guardian view on cigarette packaging: smoking out Conservative thinking

So the government has shuffled reluctantly into a sensible public health policy, but with such obvious squeamishness that any political credit due belongs to the opposition. Without sustained external pressure it seems certain Mr Cameron would still be h
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:18

[UK] EDITORIAL: Plain as day: The removal of cigarette branding will boost public health

The desperation with which the tobacco industry has fought the in itself an indicator that plain packaging may hit sales. Smoking kills, after all. But we wouldn’t be any the wiser on that score if it were up to the likes of Philip Morri
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:16

[Florida] Philip Morris Cleared In $29M Engle Trial ($$)

jury cleared Philip Morris USA Inc. on Friday of liability in one of the year's first Engle progeny trials, rejecting a former smoker's ... allegations the cigarette maker's product and actions caused his laryngeal cancer. Plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.'s case i
added Jan 24, 2015 18:35

[Florida] Tampa jury awards amputee $17.3 million in tobacco lawsuit

Donna Brown of Jacksonville started smoking cigarettes in high school... This week, a Tampa jury decided tobacco giant Philip Morris USA owes the 64-year-old woman nearly $17.3 million for causing her disease and for hiding facts about the perils and addi
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jan 24, 2015 18:24

[Asia, Singapore] Volunteers may be given authority to issue summonses for littering, illegal smoking

Currently, volunteers can request the particulars of people caught littering, for forwarding to the authorities, but the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is considering expanding their powers.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jan 24, 2015 17:54

[Arizona] Social media's effect on e-cigarette trend studied

UA management information systems professor Daniel Zeng is partnering with Mayo Clinic behavior scientist Scott Leischow to co-investigate how social media use affects people’s choices regarding electronic cigarettes, with data being collected over a p
Arizona Daily Wildcat
added Jan 23, 2015 17:41

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 19

Jose Vila v. Philip Morris... The verdict, which jurors took more than six hours to reach, gives tobacco manufacturers the win in the first state court Engle progeny case to come to trial in 2015. On Wednesday, however, a federal jury in Jacksonville hit
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 23, 2015 17:25
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