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[Florida] Smoker's Death Shouldn't Pause Arguments, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The attorney for a now-deceased ex-smoker who was fighting for the reinstatement of $20 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. told the Eleventh Circuit Monday that her death is no reason to postpone the oral arguments set for Wednesd
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 04:39
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[UK] Tobacco content still common in a THIRD of prime time TV programmes

A total of 611 programmes, 909 adverts and 211 trailers were analysed for study / Channel 5 was the channel with most tobacco content, while BBC2 had the least / Continued presence thrives despite guidelines by UK's media regulator, OfCom
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 02:33
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[UK] Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them fro
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 01:33
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Teens hooked by vaping: FDA weighing a ban on flavored e-cigarette liquids

Teen vaping is at the tipping point before possible epidemic levels, federal officials and public health advocates agree, but they're feuding over how fast and far to go to rein in the booming electronic cigarette industry. Some of the health groups th
USA Today
added Aug 14, 2018 02:35
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[UK] Council pension funds are major investors in tobacco companies

Anti-smoking groups dismiss claims by local authorities that they can’t sell stocks / More than £1.7bn has been directly invested in tobacco company stocks by healthcare providers, fire authorities and schools via UK council pension funds, the Guardian
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 14, 2018 00:36
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BAT is on the campaign trail to transform tobacco ‘Don’t combust and burn, heat and vape.’

Facing legal and regulatory actions involving claims of personal injury and economic loss, as well as swelling anti-smoking sentiment fuelled by anti-smoking campaigns, British American Tobacco (BAT) is forging ahead in transforming tobacco. Investing he
Moneyweb (za)
added Aug 13, 2018 20:47
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‘We have a rich heritage and, we believe, a bright future’: how transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose policy and shape their public identity

Transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose tobacco control policy and shape their public identity by promoting corporate social responsibility initiatives in violation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Regulation of the toba
Tobacco Control
added Aug 13, 2018 15:18
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GLANTZ: Questions that FDA and TPSAC should consider when evaluating RJR Camel Snus MRTP application

Lauren Lempert and I just sent this letter to FDA...As of August 10, 2018, many of the most crucial Camel Snus MRTP applications materials have still not been posted for public review and comment, including: Module 6 – Summary of All Research Findings, in
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 13, 2018 08:32
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E-Cigs Addicting The Masses: 'We Are Experimenting On Teenagers' Lungs,' Warns Stanford Professor

Professor Jackler states that, “the management has not acted congruent with the company mission statement. On the contrary, JUUL’s initial marketing campaigns were heavily youth-focused in their advertising themes and the promotional channels, i.e., Insta
Forbes
added Aug 12, 2018 18:31
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Tobacco company strategies to identify and promote the benefits of nicotine (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies implemented strategies to promote benefits of nicotine to scientific and general audiences while minimising its health risks. These strategies reappeared at the time novel tobacco products like electronic cigarettes were introduced.A
Tobacco Control
added Aug 12, 2018 04:31
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