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[California] ALICIA GWYNN v. ALTRIA GROUP, INC., a corporation, successor-in-interest to UST Inc.; U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY, et. al. (PDF)

The Defendants, and each of them, made factual representations to Tony Gwynn, the public, Plaintiffs, the government, and others, about their Products, but did not disclose facts that materially qualify these representations, or that rendered these repres
Amazon CloudFront
added May 26, 2016 00:47

[California] Tony Gwynn's Family Says Tobacco Co. At Fault For Death ($$)

Family members of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on Monday filed a wrongful death suit in California court, alleging that a tobacco company lured him into an addiction to smokeless tobacco that made him an unwitting promoter of the products and eventua
added May 26, 2016 00:17

Students' Shifting Tobacco Habits

Tobacco continues to lure US middle and high school students, as trendy e-cigarettes have erased hard-won progress in curtailing conventional tobacco use...many traded their cigarettes and cigars for e-cigarettes and hookah pipes.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added May 25, 2016 23:42

[Indonesia] Philip Morris International welcomes Human Rights Watch report

“We are encouraged to be recognized for the transparency of our efforts to address hazardous farm working conditions for children on tobacco farms in Indonesia. Our Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) program is showing tangible progress to eliminate chi
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 25, 2016 23:21

Oral Trauma and Tooth Avulsion Following Explosion of E-Cigarette [FREE FULL TEXT]

it is important to note that the morbidity associated with injury to the oral cavity and dentition can be serious. Although rare, these injuries require immediate, intermediate, and long-term treatment and follow-up. The present patient sustained extensi
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
added May 25, 2016 23:17

[Mississippi] Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

The more a person smoked, the greater their rate of kidney decline, the findings showed. People who smoked up to 19 cigarettes a day had a 75 percent greater decline in kidney function. People who had 20 or more cigarettes a day had a 97 percent greater
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 25, 2016 23:07

[UK] EDITORIAL: The lung: a magnifi cent organ that needs lifelong attention (PDF)

But while it is understandable that the emphasis on a “safer than smoking” message to current smokers serves the harm reduction agenda, some statements seem premature at best.
The Lancet (uk)
added May 25, 2016 23:02

Czech PM furious after coalition partner lawmakers block anti-smoking bill

Sobotka on Tuesday berated members of ruling coalition partner ANO for blocking a government-proposed anti-smoking bill in parliament, calling their vote against a national ban a "disgrace".... Blocking the ban "assisted the tobacco lobby and harmed the i
added May 25, 2016 17:28

[UK] Researchers raise concerns over e-cig safety

Dr Andrew Higham from The University of Manchester says the vapour which e-smokers inhale contains formaldehyde and acrolein—similar to traditional cigarettes—which could be harmful if taken over the long term. In research published in the open access jo
Medical Xpress (
added May 25, 2016 16:36

Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better

the regulars at the Tapering Vapor — overwhelmingly white, mostly working class and ranging from their 20s to middle age — provide a haze-shrouded snapshot of an anxious nation navigating an election year fueled by disquiet and malaise. Mr. Foster drove
New York Times
added May 25, 2016 15:07
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