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$7.25M Award Hits R.J. Reynolds at Trial Over Florida Man's Heart Disease

The award includes $5 million in compensatory damages and $2.25 million in punitives imposed against Reynolds for the part jurors found the company played in the heart disease that forced Paul Rouse to undergo a triple bypass surgery in 1999, when he was
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:07

The Difference between IQOS and Continued Smoking (PDF)

Response to the article entitled “PMI’s own in vivo clinical data on biomarkers of potential harm in Americans show that IQOS is not detectably different from conventional cigarettes,” by Stanton Glantz, 20181
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:04

[Florida] Tobacco Companies Urge Supreme Court To Take On Due Process Challenge ($$)

In a Nov. 19 petition for certiorari, two tobacco companies assert that the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in upholding the Florida Supreme Court’s mandate that...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 30, 2018 15:33

National anti-smoking campaign helps smokers with mental health conditions try to quit

The CDC’s 2016 Tips from Former Smokers or "Tips" campaign, in which Rebecca appeared, was one of the first to deliberately feature someone who had a mental health condition and successfully quit smoking. At its core, Rebecca's message was this: I had d
Scope (Stanford University School of Medicine)
added Nov 30, 2018 15:29

Italy Celebrates Huge Reductions in Excise Tax on E-Liquids

With votes by Italy’s League and Five Stars (Coalition), the consumption tax on e-liquids is reduced by a significant 90% on non-nicotine-containing liquids, and 80% on the nicotine containing types.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 30, 2018 15:28

FDA warns company for selling e-liquids that resemble kid-friendly foods as part of the agency’s ongoing Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

issued a warning letter to Electric Lotus LLC for selling nicotine-containing e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products, such as cereal, candy and peanut butter and jelly. The ac
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 30, 2018 15:27

[Singapore] Move to introduce cigarette alternatives in Asia stubbed out by government resistance

these governments, such as those in Australia, India, and Singapore, remain conservative in their attitude towards alternative cigarette products or imitation and emerging tobacco products, while the UK and other European countries adopt a more liberal ap
added Nov 30, 2018 15:26

[Florida] Fla. Defense Attys Back RJR In New Trial Fight With Smoker ($$)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association showed its support Wednesday for a new trial ordered between R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a smoker, citing the company's inability to sufficiently question potential jurors in a case that could have a statewide impact.
added Nov 30, 2018 15:19

[UK] Britain has the ‘worse lung disease death rate than any other wealthy nation – except Denmark’, study finds

85,000 people die of lung cancer, pneumonia and emphysema in UK each year / Health experts say legacy of high female smoker rates in UK fuelled the problem / Smoking rates have dropped but health impact of old habits still present as lung cancer kills as
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 30, 2018 15:15

[UK-Scotland] Smoking banned in Scottish prisons

Scotland has introduced a smoking ban in prisons as part of an effort to help inmates quit. . . . Vaping is still allowed and the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has offered e-cigarette kits free of charge to prisoners who want them.
BBC Online
added Nov 30, 2018 15:00
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