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[Japan] They’re heating up: Internet search query trends reveal significant public interest in heat-not-burn tobacco products [FREE FULL TEXT]

Public health practitioners should expand heat-not-burn tobacco product surveillance, adjust existing tobacco control strategies to account for heat-not-burn tobacco products, and preemptively study the health risks/benefits, popular perceptions, and heal
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:01
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 12, 2017 16:35
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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up... “Cigarettes have a direct effect on the natural environment,” director general Jatuporn Buruspat
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:31
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'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

"We don't know enough about the health implications of heat-not-burn tobacco products, and that lack of knowledge is extremely dangerous for public health," said Theodore Caputi, the study's lead author...."We know from experience that the tobacco industr
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 12, 2017 01:00
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. COLETTE S. O'HARA, as Personal Representative for the Estate of GARRY L. O’HARA, Appellee (PDF)

Although the jury here may have found causation under either a reliance theory or an omission/concealment theory (or both), the Martin instruction only impacted the reliance theory. For all we know, the jury may have found legal causation solely on a
Florida's First District Court of Appeal
added Oct 12, 2017 00:49
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $35M Jury Award For Smoker's Kin

against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday despite finding that a trial court should not have allowed a jury instruction requested by a lawyer for a smoker's family. Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have allowe
Law360
added Oct 12, 2017 00:42
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[Florida] Appeals court upholds major tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal sided with Colette O’Hara...Reynolds appealed on a series of grounds, but Wednesday’s ruling focused heavily on the propriety of a jury instruction sought by Colette O’Hara’s attorneys. The instructi
Florida Politics
added Oct 11, 2017 20:01
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[Asia, Thailand] Smoking ban planned at 20 popular beaches

Smoking will soon be banned on 20 popular tourist beaches found to be constantly littered with huge numbers of discarded cigarette butts, according to the chief of marine and coastal resources. The move comes ahead of an international conference on sea
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:57
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Q&A: The World Bank's quiet evolution on tobacco taxes

On Wednesday, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a group of finance ministers, and a handful of policy experts will meet behind closed doors to discuss a tax measure that has the potential to save millions of
Devex
added Oct 11, 2017 15:48
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Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI Internation
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:11
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