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[California] RJR Unit Can't Shake $3.9M Wrongful Death Verdict On Appeal ($$)

A California appellate court on Wednesday upheld a $3.8 million verdict against an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. subsidiary for contributing to a smoker’s death by negligently designing its cigarettes, holding that federal law does not preempt the smoker’s w
Law360
added Sep 1, 2017 13:54
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] LETTER: Cigarette Ad Billboard Offensive

A billboard advertising Pacific Breeze cigarettes is prominently positioned on Hope Road... Is the public being asked to believe that the advertising agency that produced and installed the billboard, the company that commissioned and paid for it, the poli
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:33
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Can You Escape Smoking at Sea?

it’s amazing to note how one little casino bar at the center of an open deck plan can quickly spread second-hand smoke well beyond to the forward and aft ends of the ship. To non-smokers, it's truly a nuisance and a health hazard (one that almost immediat
TravelPulse
added Sep 1, 2017 13:23
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[UK] Tobacco: In a new place?

For a long time the most crucial category for c-stores, tobacco is now the most confused. Successive waves of legislation have this year transformed both the size and the physical appearance of packs, leaving smokers puzzled, and stressed-out sales assis
Convenience Store (uk)
added Sep 1, 2017 12:45
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[California] C.A. Upholds $3.8 Million Award Against Tobacco Company

Justice Rubin Declares That Federal Government Has Not Preempted Disputes Concerning Liability For Smokers’ Deaths, Rejects Contention That State Is Effectively Creating a Ban on Cigarettes
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added Sep 1, 2017 03:04
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E-Cigs May Help Smokers Quit, But … … Only if vaping is done 2 of every 3 days a month, study finds

Former smokers are nearly three times more likely to abstain from cigarette smoking if they puff on an e-cigarette two out of every three days a month, according to the analysis of a federal survey on smoking. "E-cigarettes are an effective way to get c
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 1, 2017 01:41
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Tobacco retail environment near housing programmes for patients with mental health conditions in New York City

People with MH conditions residing in supportive housing in NYC encounter a heavy tobacco retail environment in close proximity to their home, and in some boroughs, one worse than non-MH residences. Implementing a ban on tobacco retail near public schools
Tobacco Control
added Sep 1, 2017 01:33
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellants, v. ROSE POLLARI Appellee (PDF)

Admitting the Reports at trial effectively presented the jury with the opinions and conclusions of numerous extra-judicial experts whom Defendants could not cross-examine.... “Because the battle of experts has become as much a part of a trial as the confl
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 1, 2017 01:25
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Reverses $13M Smoking Death Verdict

ruling that a lower court erred by allowing several surgeon general's reports on cigarettes into evidence at trial ...agreed with the tobacco companies that the reports were inadmissible hearsay and remanded the case for a new trial of the claims brought
Law360
added Sep 1, 2017 01:20
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[UK] People living in deprived areas twice as likely to die from avoidable deaths, statistics show

Figures collated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)...The statistics showed they were five times more likely to occur among males and and eight times more likely among females in the most deprived populations. Smoking the most likely contributory
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:17
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