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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Resources to Quit Smoking
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we are taking the opportunity to share a series of blog posts with useful information on this deadly disease. In a previous post, we discussed who has a higher risk of developing lung...
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Men’s Health Week: If You Were Exposed to Asbestos, Stop Smoking
In our second post for Men’s Health Week 2017, it is appropriate to issue a warning to our readers of the danger of smoking if you may ever have been exposed to airborne asbestos at work or in another setting....
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E-Cigarettes to be Regulated by the FDA
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently extended its authority to regulate all products that meet the definition of a tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes have come under scrutiny after numerous cases of nicotine poisoning in children and...
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No Such Thing as a “Safe Cigarette”
Despite an estimated 480,000 deaths per year due to smoking tobacco products, tobacco companies have marketed their products as safe and healthy for decades. After an undeniable link between smoking and cancer was made public in the 1960s, companies released...
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Spreading Lung Cancer Awareness in 2014
by Brayton Purcell LLP Mar 31, 2014 Tobacco Do you fight to breathe the air around you? Everyday, there are individuals who battle to breathe the air around them. Whether they are fighting heavy pollution, second-hand smoke, or cancer that...
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Partner Post: Chicago Mayor Introduces E-Cigarette Legislation
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Dec 13, 2013 | Tobacco | Chicago Mayor Accepts Award for Cigarette Regulation Legislation Written by James P. Nevin  Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel accepted an award from an Oakland, California based anti-tobacco group for his...
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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Racketeering Case Against Big Tobacco
Earlier this month, Judge Gladys Kessler refused to vacate her 2006 ruling finding that Philip Morris and other tobacco companies were guilty of racketeering. Her newest ruling effectively blocks, for the present, tobacco’s attempt to get out from under Justice...
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California Supreme Court Justices Decide Fate of Smokers’ Lawsuits
Tobacco Companies Suggest Smokers See Into the Future to Preserve Their Statute of Limitations Twenty years ago Nikki Pooshs developed periodontal disease and COPD related to smoking. At the time, she decided to live with both of these conditions rather...
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New Graphic Warning Labels Showcase Tobacco Dangers
FDA Seeking Public Comment on Updates to Required Warning November 16, 2010 — Images of diseased lungs, corpses and addictive behaviors along with warnings like “Smoking can kill you” are among the example warning labels the FDA may require for...
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Expanded Medicare Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Affordable Care Act Opens Door for Preventative Care Services September 24, 2010 — Smoking and tobacco-related diseases are the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Diseases from smoking account for over 400,000 annual deaths in the...
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