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[Massachusetts] Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper has “cleared the decks for the trial we’v
National Law Journal
added Dec 22, 2014 14:12
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[Asia, China] Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of smoking and air pollution

When Hedley came to Hong Kong in 1987 he took on two main challenges: smoking and air pollution. He worked relentlessly to improve tobacco control measures and air pollution regulations and was fiercely critical of the government for its slow progress on
South China Morning Post
added Dec 22, 2014 13:36
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[Australia] Pioneering anti-smoking doctor Nigel Gray dead at 85

Former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray is remembered by his colleagues as a "fearless" opponent of the tobacco industry. Dr Gray's groundbreaking work included spearheading a public anti-smoking campaign that led to Victoria's 19
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:34
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[Australia] Heart Foundation remembers tireless efforts of Dr Nigel Gray

The National Heart Foundation of Australia, CEO, Ms Mary Barry has today sent her heartfelt condolences to the family of former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray has died from pneumonia aged 85.
Medianet (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:33
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[UK] Firefighters put out blaze at Imperial Tobacco in Dunkirk

The blaze was in an undercroft of the building and no-one was reported hurt. In April, the Post reported that Nottingham’s Imperial Tobacco factory would be closing with the loss of 540 jobs.
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:30
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China parliament weighs tough curbs on tobacco advertising

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) is weighing an amendment to China's advertising law that would "protect minors" from harmful ads, including cigarette ads, Xinhua news agency said. If the amendment is approved, all tobacco
Reuters
added Dec 22, 2014 13:26
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[Asia] China mulls better protection of minors from ads

China's top legislature on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the 20-year-old Advertisement Law that will better protect minors from advertisements. ... "(Advertisements) should not include content to induce minors to ask their parents to buy pr
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 22, 2014 13:21
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BROOKS: CDC Expert Commentary: Smoking and HIV: A Risky Combination

Today I will talk about how smoking adversely affects HIV-infected patients, and what you can do to improve their HIV status and overall health by encouraging them to stop smoking. Smoking is among the most prevalent problems affecting HIV-infected patie
Medical Tribune
added Dec 22, 2014 13:18
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[Oregon] ‘No-smoking ban’ on Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District properties delayed

The Seaside Empire Park and Recreation board postpones an ordinance that would ban smoking on properties that it owns and manages until it can get cooperation from Seaside city officials.
Daily Astorian (Astoria, OR)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:16
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Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

A researcher at East Tennessee State University says a 1994 state law has tied the hands of local government officials when it comes to regulating tobacco products. The law prevents cities, towns and counties from going beyond smoking regulations already
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Dec 22, 2014 13:15
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