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[New Zealand] Tobacco control shake-up as 2025 target goes up in smoke

The national target of being smokefree by 2025 will not be met without a massive shakeup of funding for anti-tobacco groups, the Ministry of Health now concedes. About 12,500 people successfully quit smoking each year, but this needs to more than triple
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Apr 22, 2015 12:50

[Philippines] Regulation of sale, use of e-cigarettes pushed in House

Congressmen have filed a bill regulating the sale and use of the Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), more commonly known as e-cigarette. Authored by Representatives Francisco Ashley Acedillo and Gary Alejano of MAGDALO Partylist, House Bill 5590
Philippine Star (ph)
added Apr 22, 2015 12:47

[Texas] Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest ‘clouds’; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called ‘cloud competitions’ are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 22, 2015 09:40

[North Carolina] Bill would require safety packaging for e-cig liquids

would mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic cigarette vaporizers will go to the full House for consideration. Senate Bill 286 was given a unanimous approval...endorsed by Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 22, 2015 09:30

[Florida] RJR Burned for $25M in Punitives, $46.5M Total, in Couple’s COPD Tobacco Suit

Jurors found R.J. Reynolds liable for $25 million in punitive damages early Tuesday afternoon in a couple’s suit against the tobacco manufacturer for the respiratory disease they contend was caused by the company's cigarettes and fraud. Ryan v. R.J. Reyn
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:26

[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: The Series 2 Collection

we first introduced our Engle Trading Cards in 2011 as a light-hearted way to highlight the key individuals and trials across this landmark litigation. Last September, we introduced Series 2, a 12-card set that included CVN's Engle Attorneys of the Year a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 22, 2015 09:26

[Louisiana] New Orleans Bars Issue Last Call for Smoking

“All right guys, put ’em out,” he said. “Sorry, it’s over.” Just after midnight, it became illegal to smoke in bars in New Orleans. Last call for cigarettes went out across the city: at the hazy Bud Rip’s bar in the Bywater; among the cigar-smoking crow
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2015 09:04

[California] San Francisco set to strike chewing tobacco from ballparks

Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at athletic venues, specifically singling out baseball, which has a long history of players masticating and spitting tobacco juice in view of children who worship them.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2015 08:56

[Netherlands] Packaging digital culture to young smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

One ramification of the link with digital culture is that packs now provide consumers with new ways to engage with tobacco companies.... The utilisation of key touchstones of digital culture may also imply that these cigarettes are meant for those who ar
Tobacco Control
added Apr 21, 2015 23:15

TOC: May 2015, Volume 24, Issue 3

Portrayal of tobacco use in prime-time TV dramas: trends and associations with adult cigarette consumption—USA, 1955–2010 / What are the sales practices of internet cigar vendors in China? / I ‘like’ MPOWER: using Facebook, online ads and new media to mob
Tobacco Control
added Apr 21, 2015 22:52
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