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[North Carolina] Montana reaches $30M deal with tobacco manufacturers

In November, an agreement was reached in the escrow dispute between North Carolina and 25 other states and the nation’s largest tobacco manufacturers. Montana, meanwhile, opted to pursue a state court path with the manufacturers, and to ply a strategy o
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 26, 2018 01:09
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women’s colleges now eligible for tobacco-free campus grant

over the past three years, the Truth Initiative® Tobacco-Free College Program and CVS Health Foundation have helped more than 100 minority-serving academic institutions and community colleges advocate for, adopt and implement a comprehensive smoke- or to
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 26, 2018 01:08
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[Florida] Jury Tacks $1M Onto $3.5M Smoking Verdict Against Reynolds ($$)

hit R.J. Reynolds with roughly $1 million in punitive damages, a day after finding the company bore the majority of the blame for a smoker’s cigarette addiction and resulting vascular and heart diseases and awarding $3.52 million in compensatory damages.
Law360
added Jul 26, 2018 01:01
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More Action on e-Cigarettes Needed, AACR Tells Lawmakers

American Association for Cancer Research...is pushing for faster and stronger action....persons younger than 18 years are prohibited from buying e-cigarettes, but an FDA crackdown on retailers earlier this year found multiple violations, especially in sal
Medical Tribune
added Jul 25, 2018 22:58
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[California, New York] Juul users sue the e-cigarette maker for causing a 'youth addiction crisis'

Three lawsuits have been filed against against Juul Labs, involving plaintiffs as young as 15. [FDA] has been investigating Juul... The filing...purports that the e-cigarettes are uniquely designed and marketed to deliver exceptionally high doses of ni
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:58
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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Florida Still a Dismal Swamp for Cigarette Makers Fighting Death and Injury Claims

With the huge backlog of cases–and trials moving at a rate of only 30 to 50 per year–there is a chance of many claims dying with plaintiffs or their elderly survivors before they can be tried. It isn’t easy to secure a trial date, said Howard Acosta,
FairWarning
added Jul 25, 2018 17:32
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$5M Verdict Smacks Philip Morris, RJR at Trial Over Florida Woman's Fatal Lung Cancer

A nearly $3 million punitive verdict last week capped a $5 million total award to a Florida man for the role a jury found the country’s two largest cigarette makers played in his wife’s cancer death. Kaplan v. Philip Morris, CACE 08025823.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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TOC: July 2018 - Volume 27 - e1

Content analysis of e-cigarette products, promotions, prices and claims on Internet tobacco vendor websites, 2013–2014 / A new form of nicotine retailers: a systematic review of the sales and marketing practices of vape shops / World Vapor Expo 2017: e-ci
Tobacco Control
added Jul 25, 2018 17:23
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[Asia] ‘The industry must be inconspicuous’: Japan Tobacco’s corruption of science and health policy via the Smoking Research Foundation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to industry claims, SRF was never meant to be independent or neutral. With active support from foreign cigarette manufacturers, SRF represents the expansion into Asia of the denialist campaign that began in the USA in 1953.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 25, 2018 17:14
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