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[New York] Warning label may have misled tobacco consumers for over 30 years

“This product is not a safe alternative to cigarettes.” That warning, however, obscured an important distinction — that cigarettes are much more harmful to health than smokeless tobacco products — and over the 30-plus years since, the American public has
University of Buffalo
added Jul 26, 2018 02:12
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In U.S., Smoking Rate Hits New Low at 16%

Smoking rate has fallen most sharply among young adults / Middle-aged adults now more likely to smoke than youngest adults / Sixteen percent of U.S. adults say they smoked a cigarette in the past week, by one percentage point the lowest level on record s
Gallup Organization
added Jul 26, 2018 02:09
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Americans Say Marijuana, Vaping Less Harmful Than Tobacco

Americans see each of four tobacco-based products -- cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars and pipes -- as being much more harmful to people who use them than marijuana and e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping.
Gallup Organization
added Jul 26, 2018 02:07
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NATO Submits Comments to FDA on Nicotine, Flavors

NATO focuses on many different issues and concerns raised by potentially limiting the amount of nicotine, which include: The need to allow a market for alternative noncombustible and heat-not-burn products to be regulated and approved before maximum nico
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Jul 26, 2018 01:41
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Ending epic debacle, Florida tobacco firms agree to pay $4.3 million sanction

As part of a global resolution of the sanctions issue and fee disputes, Wilner and the Farah firm agreed to cede more than $7 million in claimed attorneys’ fees to Motley Rice, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and two other plaintiffs' firms, reducing t
Reuters
added Jul 26, 2018 01:16
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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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