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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Aim To Duck Punitive Damages In Death Case ($$)

nolds and Philip Morris asked a Florida jury on Thursday not to add punitive damages to the $2.1 million it awarded a fortnight ago over the death of a longtime smoker who worked at a Miami-area hospital in the early 1990s when smoking was still allowed i
added Jul 13, 2018 13:49

[Canada] Illegal online sale of Chinese cigarettes widespread in B.C., says expert

A CBC news investigation has revealed a thriving online business in the illegal reselling of cigarettes. Most of the brands are from Asia, and Metro Vancouver's Crime Stoppers says roughly three million cigarettes were illegally sold last year in Britis
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:40

Air China flight's sudden descent linked to co-pilot smoking: state media

“In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette...Smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and relevant air conditioning components were wrongly shut off, without notifying the captain, which resulted in insufficient
added Jul 13, 2018 13:21

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Bataan city sued over antismoking laws

(Seatca) has assailed the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) for suing the Balanga City government...PTI has challenged Balanga’s University Town Ordinance of 2008 that regulates tobacco...also challenged the Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance of 2016 that
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:07

[Canada] Tobacco liability threat faces major convenience store chain and gas stations

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. “could be sued for health problems caused by the use of tobacco products,” Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard said recently in a securities filing. Couche-Tard, a ubiquitous convenience store brand in Quebec, did not say it is
Canadian Underwriter (ca)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:04

[Canada] Supreme Court to rule on whether B.C. has to give health data to cigarette maker

will rule tomorrow on whether British Columbia has to hand millions of patients' health information over to tobacco giant Philip Morris International. A ruling in B.C.'s favour could clear the way for the province to take cigarette makers to court to rec
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 12, 2018 21:22

Electronic Cigarette: A Longitudinal Study of Regular Vapers [FREE FULL TEXT]

After 12 months, enjoyment and relapse prevention were the most important reasons to vape. Rates of relapse to smoking were low in former smokers and quit rates were high in current smokers. Stopping vaping was associated with relapsing to smoking.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 12, 2018 21:14

E-Cigarette Science and Its Relevance for Regulatory Actions and Policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

In this issue of the journal, a collection of papers on e-cigarettes is presented...Greater understanding will be achieved, albeit slowly, assembled piece by piece into a fair if hazy representation of reality that should guide rational, regulatory decis
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 12, 2018 21:13

TOC: Volume 20, Issue 8 August 2018

Electronic Cigarette: A Longitudinal Study of Regular Vapers / E-cigarette Use Among US Adults: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Brad Rodu, DDS; Nantaporn Plurphanswat, PhD
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 12, 2018 21:13

Smoking will be banned in public housing nationwide at end of July

Starting July 31, U.S. Housing and Urban Development will prohibit the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor area within 25 feet of public housing grounds. The ban does not apply to e-cig
added Jul 12, 2018 21:00
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