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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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20 Percent More Smokers Quit After $1 Price Increase

Researchers linked data on the smoking habits of 632 smokers, average age 58, to neighborhood cigarette prices in 896 chain grocery and drugstores in 19 states. They gathered data on local laws on indoor smoking in public places, and followed changes in
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2017 19:20
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[Florida] Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a $2.2 million verdict in an unusually fast-paced tobacco wrongful-death trial. The Kelley/Uustal plaintiffs team secured the win after seven trial days, including the jury's deliberation, lead attorney Eric Rosen said. Hund
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:26
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[Canada] BC Ferries to soon introduce bottom-deck and smoking bans

Those who like to sleep in their car or smoke on ferries will soon be in for a rude awakening. BC Ferries is following through on promises to restrict passengers from remaining on closed car decks during sailings – and to ban smoking on all of its vessel
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:13
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TOC: September 2016 - Volume 26 - 5

Die Another Day, James Bond's smoking over six decades / When smokers quit: exposure to nicotine and carcinogens persists from thirdhand smoke pollution / Vaping on Instagram: cloud chasing, hand checks and product placement / Industry watch: heat-not-bu
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 15:58
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Cigarette stick as valuable communicative real estate: a content analysis of cigarettes from 14 low-income and middle-income countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Cigarette sticks are clearly valuable ‘real estate’ that tobacco companies are using for communicative purposes. Across all countries and brands, the stick communicates branding via text, colour and imagery.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 15:54
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PROCTOR: Editorial FDA’s new plan to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to sub-addictive levels could be a game-changer [FREE FULL TEXT]

Overall, though, this new FDA plan is certainly a breath of fresh air. If carried through with courage and conviction, it could save more lives than any other act of a governmental agency in all of human history. The magnitude of the harms is that great.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 15:42
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Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal

"one of the best articulated positions in many years," Andre Calantzopoulos... PMI has invested billions of dollars in electronic cigarettes and other alternative nicotine delivery devices, including products that heat rather than burn tobacco. Most of t
Reuters
added Aug 22, 2017 15:29
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[Switzerland, UK-Scotland] SNP MSP criticised for taking hospitality from ciggie giant

Richard Lyle reportedly accepted over £800 in travel and accommodation from Philip Morris International (PMI) despite the fact the company fought the Scottish Government’s policy of plain packaging on cigarettes. Lyle visited the firm's Swiss factory to
Third Force News (uk)
added Aug 22, 2017 15:18
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[UK] SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE? Pageant girl’s mum faces backlash after a VAPING company sponsor the 7-year-old £100 to promote their shop

mum Jenna now says that she has faced criticism from people who believe that Layla should not be promoting the products – despite Vapour Love sponsoring the youngster to compete in Miss British Empire UK.
The Sun (uk)
added Aug 22, 2017 15:14
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