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Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

The nature and circumstances of the injuries suggest these incidents were unintentional and would potentially be prevented through battery design requirements, battery testing standards and public education related to ENDS battery safety.
Injury Epidemiology
added Mar 9, 2018 19:53
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[North Carolina] Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

About 40 percent of the tobacco crop remained in the field when Florence arrived, Boyd said, with the highest-quality leaves yet to be harvested. Leaves began "melting on the stalk" — disintegrating when sunny skies followed heavy rains and standing wate
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2018 22:10
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[Florida] In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

a 31-year-old smoker...Chadwell, who was a two-pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 15...his preferred Marlboros, died in 1993 after a year-long battle with cancer....“Simply put, smoking-related lung cancers just don’t happen in people as young as Mr. Ch
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:07
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[Florida] ORTIZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMINGTrial 09/24/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:04
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high nicotine e-cigarettes may reverse declines in youth tobacco use

without stronger regulation, high-tech e-cigarettes that can deliver nicotine at levels comparable to cigarettes — like JUUL and the many similar products and copycats — could “undo years of progress if a new generation of young people becomes addicted t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:02
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Youth Vaping Has Soared in 2018, New Data Show ($$)

Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents. The number of high-school students who used e-ciga
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 21, 2018 21:54
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Uruguay gov't not to back down on tough anti-smoking policy: president

His remarks came after a judicial decision suspended a presidential decree mandating plain tobacco packaging, which forces manufacturers to market cigarettes in neutral or generic boxes with none of the usual bright colors, images or logos. "No tobacco
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Justices order tobacco company to pay Delray Beach woman over $18 million

Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a tobacco company must pay a Delray Beach woman over $18 million for the death of her 58-year-old mother who died from lung cancer. In 2014, 67-year-old Gwendolyn Odom convinced a Palm Beach County jury that R.J.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award

In a stinging rebuke of the notion that a financially independent adult child shouldn’t be entitled to millions in damages for the loss of a parent, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a cigarette-maker to pay a Delray Beach woman $18.5 million
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Court Backs Adult Child In Lawsuit Over Smoker’s Death

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a ruling that would have blocked an adult from collecting millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit stemming from the smoking-related death of her mother. Justices, in a 5-2 decision, sided with Gwendoly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:49
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