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FEB 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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In landmark FDA tobacco study, e-cig questions likely to linger

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is poised to release initial data from a landmark study into how Americans use tobacco products, but researchers expect many key questions about e-cigarettes to remain unanswered. The five-year Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study of about 46,000 people, begun in 2011, is expected to provide a wealth of data about smoking ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - MSNBC

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Big Tobacco Settles Smoking Lawsuits for $100M

The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers or their families.

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FEB 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three major U.S. tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group’s Philip Morris USA will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs’ lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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California lawmaker seeks to ban chewing tobacco in baseball

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Major League Baseball players would be banned from using chewing tobacco at games in California under a bill introduced in the state legislature on Tuesday, the first in a nationwide campaign planned by anti-tobacco activists. The bill targets baseball's ubiquitous habit less than a year after retired San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions. Those are the findings of a new report published in Scientific Reports that compares the lethality of the recreational use of 10 common drugs, including marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, ...

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