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[Florida] Split Decision: Philip Morris Hit for $1.5M, but RJR Cleared in Trial Over Fatal Cancer

A Florida jury Tuesday found nicotine addiction and Philip Morris cigarettes caused a 40-year smoker's fatal cancer and awarded her widower $1.5 million in compensatory damages. But, it rejected any punitive payout and cleared R.J. Reynolds of liability.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2016 13:43

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Constitutional Court upholds smoking ban at all restaurants

ruled that a smoking ban at all restaurants is constitutional, court and health officials said Thursday, rejecting arguments that it violates individuals' rights to property and the pursuit of happiness. Officials said the nine judges unanimously agreed
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 21, 2016 04:29


The oil industry used the tobacco playbook in its fight against climate science. But where did tobacco get that playbook? The oil industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change and block act
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
added Jul 20, 2016 20:03

Testing on Animals Is Shameful, Says Tobacco Industry Insider

Countless animals will suffer and die now that newer tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, will be required to have Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in order to enter or remain on the market—and one tobacco industry insider isn’t pleased one
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:50

D'ANGELO: New Documents Reveal Oil And Tobacco Industries' Dirty History Of Working Together / And how they collaborated to con us all.

show oil and tobacco giants have long shared marketing and advertising strategies, research institutes, PR firms and even scientists...a 1967 report in which the American Tobacco Company proposes a “tie-in” between its own Colony cigarettes and the petrol
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:32

[Europe] Smokers fume as France mulls ban on 'too cool' Gitanes and Gauloises

The ban, which could also cover the Lucky Strike, Marlboro Gold... is the logical conclusion of a new public health law – based on a European directive...Alarmed cigarette companies...demanding a meeting “given the seriousness and urgency of the situatio
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:09

E-cigarette use results in suppression of immune and inflammatory-response genes in nasal epithelial cells similar to cigarette smoke

Taken together, these data indicate that vaping e-cigarettes is associated with decreased expression of a large number of immune-related genes, which are consistent with immune suppression at the level of the nasal mucosa.
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
added Jul 20, 2016 19:01

Use of nicotine patches or Zyban drug during pregnancy benefits both mother and child

The results of the study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that in 80% of cases, women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60% of Zy
added Jul 20, 2016 18:39

Altria urges FDA to loosen planned e-cig regulations for public health benefit

Altria said in its 22-page comments to the FDA, sent July 11, that ENDS represent the type of reduced-risk products that Congress intended for the agency to support “when it empowered FDA to regulate tobacco products” to improve public health. “If adopted
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2016 18:37

The Spark for a Big Tobacco Reunion

What is iQOS? ...the technology looks to be a real game-changer for the industry, and [PMI] has that first-mover advantage. The company says it's spent more than $2 billion on research and development of smoking alternatives, as conventional cigarette con
Bloomberg News
added Jul 20, 2016 10:17
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