Cigarettes – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:50:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Cigarettes – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ 32 32 Big Tobacco can talk about transitions. His quest for profits speaks louder. | Patrick Malone & Associates PC | DC Damages Lawyers https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/big-tobacco-can-talk-about-transitions-his-quest-for-profits-speaks-louder-patrick-malone-associates-pc-dc-damages-lawyers/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:50:41 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/big-tobacco-can-talk-about-transitions-his-quest-for-profits-speaks-louder-patrick-malone-associates-pc-dc-damages-lawyers/ Consumers, politicians, and federal regulators shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that Big Tobacco will somehow go, as the poet said, quietly into that good night. Fortunes are still too big to be made in the trafficking of products that persist as one of the greatest preventable threats to the health of Americans, industry players […]]]>

Consumers, politicians, and federal regulators shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that Big Tobacco will somehow go, as the poet said, quietly into that good night.

Fortunes are still too big to be made in the trafficking of products that persist as one of the greatest preventable threats to the health of Americans, industry players keep reminding us all – most recently by suing to block California voters upholding a flavored tobacco ban and taking a last-minute reprieve from investors to revamp a pioneering vaping company that was on the verge of bankruptcy.

The Golden State hadn’t even finished counting its 2022 midterm votes when RJ Reynolds appeared in federal court to challenge the recently overwhelmingly approved referendum to allow a age-old state law. two years from coming into force banning within weeks the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products. As the New York Times reports:

“The tobacco companies had turned to the ballot initiative in an apparent effort to delay the ban and bring the issue to a popular vote. The move “saved tobacco companies $1.1 billion in revenue while 37,000 young people tried candy-flavored tobacco products,” said Laurent Huber, executive director of Action on Smoking and Health, an advocacy group, in a statement. After the companies lost on the ballot, Reynolds’ lawsuit renews an industry argument that local and state governments have no right to challenge federal law under the Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco. The argument was dismissed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled against Reynolds in March, after the company tried to overturn Los Angeles County’s ban on the flavored tobacco products. Reynolds is trying to appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court.

The newspaper reported that California would not be the first state to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products:

“California would be the second state, after Massachusetts, to ban all flavored tobacco; the sale of menthol cigarettes would also be prohibited. Other states, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey, have banned flavored vaping products, as have many cities and counties, in an effort to prevent teens from developing the addictive habit. So far, legal challenges to these bans have failed.

Big Tobacco fights for flavored products, as critics have pointed out, for big economic reasons: Menthol has long served as a gateway to sell deadly but highly profitable flavored cigarettes to communities of color, proving particularly popular and detrimental to black consumers. Sweet, sugary flavors have become a major draw for e-cigarette and vaping product makers to appeal to younger consumers, with industry leaders like Juul combining nifty devices and higher doses of extremely addictive nicotine to amplify the appeal of their wares.

For several years, the Federal Food and Drug Administration has struggled to catch up with the technological, marketing, advertising and business savvy of the vaping industry, imposing increasingly stringent restrictions, but also failing to prevent a new generation of consumers to become addicted to unhealthy products. habits.

Yet regulators have failed to license markets for devices and products that they say have insufficient proven safety and health benefits (as alternatives to the proven fatal harms of smoking) to continue to be sold. The harsh scrutiny has upended the finances of Juul, which is fighting an FDA ban on its products and announced that a backstop from its top backers will keep the company from going bankrupt, continuing to operate for the time and probably soon to reorganize. with major layoffs. Big Tobacco has also become a mainstay in the vaping industry, either with significant (and now losing) investments in companies like Juul, or with RJR bringing their own wildly popular Vuse vaping devices to market.

The New York Times, in a separate news article, reported that Big Tobacco is on a difficult path as it claims to be moving away from its old business model, raking in huge sums of money and caring little about how which he did, to at least speak a good play on his commitment to preserving consumer health:

“Big Tobacco said he embraced the transition [of its industry] – kind of. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond smoking,” Billy Gifford, chief executive of Altria, one of the world’s largest cigarette conglomerates and parent company of Philip Morris USA, told analysts. and Wall Street investors at the end of October. The opening slide of his presentation offered a vision for the company: “Responsibly leading the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future. Major cigarette companies, such as Altria and RJ Reynolds, recognize that cigarettes are dangerous and addictive, and they advertise their investments in e-cigarettes and other less harmful alternatives to cigarettes. But, with much less fanfare, they’re taking steps to slow the very smoke-free future they claim to want: Companies have submitted letters protesting the proposed ban on menthol in traditional cigarettes, and they’ve reported that ‘they would similarly resist any effort to reduce nicotine levels. .”

The newspaper article also reported this:

“As the smoking population in the United States fell to 13% from 21% in 2005, a far cry from a peak of about 45% of adults in 1954, and public opinion turned against cigarettes , Big Tobacco’s legal and political power has shrunk as well. A Gallup poll conducted in July found that 74% of Americans supported “requiring tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive”. About 42% favored banning menthol-flavored cigarettes… But the industry is still earning billions of dollars in revenue and hopes to use its remaining influence to block these monumental proposals at the regulatory level and in court – or stop them altogether .

In my practice, I see not only the harms patients experience when seeking medical services, but also the clear benefits they can reap by staying healthy and away from the American healthcare system. It is, according to research conducted in the pre-coronavirus pandemic era, riddled with medical errors, preventable illnesses and deaths in hospital, and misdiagnoses.

If you don’t smoke, please don’t start. If you smoke, talk to your doctor and make the hard effort to quit. There are other ways to do this without starting to vape. Nobody claims it’s good for you – just that it’s less harmful and another possible way to quit smoking. This is a dubious health argument, which amounts to asking whether it is “better” to die in a car or plane accident. Neither thank you.

Of course, public health officials are beginning to advocate “harm reduction” strategies, realizing the limitations of trying to impose outright bans or bans on health-damaging behaviors, including substance abuse and smoking. This approach, however, has allowed the figurative camel to sneak into the tent via vaping and Big Tobacco to try to reverse decades of swooping use encouraged by nicotine addiction. Some adults can lessen the harmful effects of cigarette smoking by weaning themselves off tobacco with vaping and e-cigarettes.

Yet, as reported by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

“Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. That’s nearly one in five deaths. Smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries and firearms incidents. »

Need more arguments against nicotine, tobacco, tobacco and vaping? Consider this information from the New York Times report on Big Tobacco’s changing fortunes and its need to snag consumers:

“Traditional cigarettes have become more expensive…A study published this year in JAMA found that from 2015 to 2021, the number of cigarette packs sold in the United States fell to 9.1 billion per year from 12.5 billion, a decrease of 27%. To compensate, tobacco companies raised prices – increasing 29.5% per pack over this period, from $5.57 to $7.22. Inflation also plays a role. In the first nine months of this year, Altria reported a steep 9% decline in sales volumes, with executives noting customers changing behaviors to save money, such as buying single packs of cigarettes rather than boxes.

Tobacco merchants, active in the American colonial era, have had more than enough time to wake up, become ridiculously rich, and realize that they have to go into a business that doesn’t hurt or kill people. people. We must stop profit-seeking corporatists from destroying the health of so many people and wasting their money meddling in our political and regulatory systems. We have a lot of work to do to eradicate smoking and vaping and to end the endless nightmares that Big Tobacco inflicts on us.

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Bradford man to be sentenced for counterfeit cigarettes https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/bradford-man-to-be-sentenced-for-counterfeit-cigarettes/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/bradford-man-to-be-sentenced-for-counterfeit-cigarettes/ Kamran Khan admitted to a series of offenses relating to the sale of cigarettes which falsely bore brands such as Lambert & Butler when he appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Khan, 37, of Pembroke Street on the outskirts of Bradford city centre, pleaded guilty to all nine counts – which were […]]]>

Kamran Khan admitted to a series of offenses relating to the sale of cigarettes which falsely bore brands such as Lambert & Butler when he appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Khan, 37, of Pembroke Street on the outskirts of Bradford city centre, pleaded guilty to all nine counts – which were bought by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

Numerous charges said Khan possessed items that could easily be mistaken for the genuine article “for the purpose of gaining for yourself or for another”.

They included the sale of merchandise with a label that could be mistaken for a trademark – a packet of Amber Leaf, on August 9, 2017.

And a number of charges relating to November 26, 2021;

  • Possession of 76 fraudulent packets of 20 West cigarettes on this date.
  • Possession of 198 packets of 20 counterfeit Benson & Hedges Gold cigarettes.
  • Possession of 146 packets of 20 counterfeit Benson & Hedges Silver cigarettes.
  • Possession of 906 counterfeit 20 packs of Richmond King Size cigarettes.
  • Possession of 161 packs of 20 counterfeit Lambert & Butler cigarettes.
  • Possession of 18 counterfeit 50g packets of Benson & Hedges rolling tobacco.
  • Production or supply of 3,847 tobacco products that did not comply with packaging regulations.
  • Supply of tobacco products, namely 3,847 tobacco products, which did not carry a combined health warning.

He is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on December 6, where he will be sentenced.

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E-cigarettes remain the most popular tobacco product among teens https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/e-cigarettes-remain-the-most-popular-tobacco-product-among-teens/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:20:27 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/e-cigarettes-remain-the-most-popular-tobacco-product-among-teens/ Listen to the article 3 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. According to a study published Thursday by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the ninth consecutive year that e-cigarettes have ranked first among eight […]]]>

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According to a study published Thursday by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is the ninth consecutive year that e-cigarettes have ranked first among eight commercial tobacco products surveyed by agencies in the National Youth Smoking Survey.

At Altus Public Schools in Oklahoma, there has been an increase in disciplinary dismissals due to tobacco and THC use, said a recent letter from Superintendent Roe Worbes. As a result, the district has hired an additional school resource officer and nurse, installed vaping detectors in middle and high schools, and continues to use a social skills and emotional coping program for students.

“We are asking parents and community members to help us by talking with students about the importance of protecting their health and maintaining a drug-free school environment,” the letter reads.

Nationally, the FDA and CDC have said about 3 million high school students – about 11.3% of the total middle and high school student population – reported using tobacco in the past 30 days. Cigars and cigarettes were the second and third most common forms of tobacco use, respectively.

Among student racial groups, non-Hispanic Native American or Alaska Native students had the highest percentage of use of any tobacco product at 13.5%. The study only questioned student use of commercial tobacco products and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some Native American communities.

Non-Hispanic white college students reported the highest percentage of e-cigarette use at 11%. Non-Hispanic black students reported the highest percentage of use of combustible tobacco products, or tobacco products that produce smoke, at 5.7%, including 3.3% who smoked cigars.

Higher rates of smoking were found among students whose self-reported grades were mostly Fs, those with severe stress, those whose families had “low affluence,” those who identified as transgender, and those who spoke English rather than another language at home.

“Commercial use of tobacco products continues to threaten the health of our nation’s youth, and disparities in tobacco product use among youth persist,” said Deirdre Lawrence Kittner, director of the CDC’s Office of smoking and health, in a statement Thursday.

The study indicates that although smoking among young Americans has declined over the past two decades, racial disparities exist. This may be because racial and ethnic minority communities are more exposed to tobacco promotion and advertising, among other factors, according to the study.

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New Waves in Black Storytelling – ‘Wet Seal Cigarettes’ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-waves-in-black-storytelling-wet-seal-cigarettes/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 07:06:35 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-waves-in-black-storytelling-wet-seal-cigarettes/ By Brandon Bush If there was ever a statement that described the film industry as it currently exists, it would be “Black is King”. As time progresses and genres evolve, new trends and movements in storytelling emerge. Black filmmakers, writers, actors and others are leading the way in finding new, innovative and engaging ways to […]]]>

By Brandon Bush

If there was ever a statement that described the film industry as it currently exists, it would be “Black is King”. As time progresses and genres evolve, new trends and movements in storytelling emerge. Black filmmakers, writers, actors and others are leading the way in finding new, innovative and engaging ways to present the lived experiences of marginalized communities and critique society.

The champion of this movement is Pyramidal Productions, a black-owned independent film production company co-founded by Nicholas G. Sims, Pércival Bernard, Earl Weaver Jr. and Blake H. Greene. Founded on the vision of producing projects that alter storytelling as we know it, pushing the boundaries of cinema and unapologetically sharing the unique perspectives of people with marginalized identities, Pyramidal Productions is rolling out its first film project: Wet Joint Cigarettes, written and directed by Pércival Bernard.

(Courtesy of Pyramidal Productions)

Starring Nicholas G. Sims, Chloe Lexia Worthington and Cedric D. Cannon, the psychological fantasy short – inspired by the French New Wave movement – ​​finds a young man struggling “to stay sane in a New York surreal as he resists a new world”. ordering and tempting the coveted ‘Wet Seal Cigarette’” according to its synopsis. I was able to sit down with Sims, Bernard, Weaver and Greene to discuss their project, its importance to black storytelling and the importance of talented young black entrepreneurs trying to make waves in the film industry .

“It touches on different dimensions of creating a whole new form of storytelling based on those that [Black people] were denied access,” Bernard said. “With that in mind, Wet Seal Cigarettes kind of addresses this idea of ​​individualism versus consumerism and kind of calls to mind aspects of the French New Wave where it inspires the individual to be more than what they consume.”

While addressing other themes such as identity, commercialism and capitalism, Wet joint cigarettes aims to send a message in an elegant, metaphysical and grounded way – that message being that conformity is death.

From left to right: Earl Waver Jr., Pércival Bernard and Nicholas G. Sims. (Courtesy of Pyramidal Productions)

“We don’t have enough stories like these where the underrepresented are shown in this light,” Sims told us. “It was very personal and important for me to do this movie, not just as a producer but also as an actor because I feel like as a young black actor starting out, people are trying to put you in so many boxes.”

The Sims talked about resisting a trend in Hollywood where black actors are cast in specific roles, such as gang member, mom, or vixen. It was imperative for him to play in a role that allowed him to be part of an abstract and meaningful story and to have the autonomy to act in a non-traditional role. In a world where black actors and storytellers seek more freedom in the paths that are pre-determined for them, projects like these are relevant and present paths to follow.

With such a unique project coming from a black-owned independent film production company, it also provides another example of young black entrepreneurs breaking the usual barriers to entry into the entertainment industry. However, it is not without challenges.

“In the face of adversity, I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this team,” Sims revealed. “Because we were literally faced with not making this movie, but it was always in the mind, ‘we’re going to do this.’ And there’s something magical about being a black filmmaker because it’s like you have to find a way because no one else will tell your story for you.

(Courtesy of Pyramidal Productions)

Weaver went on to describe some of the specific challenges involved in pre-production of this film, such as securing an investor, booking flights, purchasing film equipment and obtaining permits.

“When you’re working on such a special and necessary project in a world where there’s so much demand for this kind of art, there’s no better motivation than to give it your all. As filmmakers, it’s to our responsibility to provide the best possible product,” recalls Weaver.

Greene added, “We strive for a perspective of creativity that isn’t shown in today’s world. As a young, black-owned production company, we value unity and diversity that touches each of our audiences within our films, whether through the cast, our production team, or the projects we develop. .

Nevertheless, once the short film was finished, Bernard reminded us of the cultural relevance of this project. “It’s a cultural reset if I want to be transparent about it,” Bernard remarked. “And it’s not just about talking about my work. It’s just about doing things and writing stories, and especially writing black characters in a way that we’re not used to.

As the media we consume continues to include diverse voices and perspectives, we need to seek out, encourage and support films like these. They contribute to the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional narrative of Blackness and open people up to things they haven’t experienced before. With that in mind, we also need to keep an eye out for artists and entities like Pyramidal Productions who challenge the norm and push the boundaries of what is acceptable in mainstream media.


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‘Cigarettes in one hand…McDonald’s in the other’: how Italian rugby made Ian McKinley https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/cigarettes-in-one-hand-mcdonalds-in-the-other-how-italian-rugby-made-ian-mckinley/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 23:47:26 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/cigarettes-in-one-hand-mcdonalds-in-the-other-how-italian-rugby-made-ian-mckinley/ “I saw the players come to the game. I knew the level because I had been training with this team for almost six months, but when you see the opposing players come to the ground with cigarettes in their hands and a McDonald’s in the ‘other, it’s hard to stay focused.” Ian McKinley, Second Sight: […]]]>

“I saw the players come to the game. I knew the level because I had been training with this team for almost six months, but when you see the opposing players come to the ground with cigarettes in their hands and a McDonald’s in the ‘other, it’s hard to stay focused.”

Ian McKinley, Second Sight: Rugby and redemption, my story.

These are the depths Ian McKinley found himself playing on March 2, 2014, for lowly Italian side Leonorso Rugby Udine.

Once a promising member of one of the world’s most elite rugby teams in Leinster, he was now having fun with amateurs, some of whom McKinley said didn’t even know the rules of the game.

However, that March day was a powerful catalyst for a rugby career so unlikely and emotional that it spawned a Netflix documentary and his recently released book, which he wrote with Gerry Thornley.

He ended that momentous occasion with a 65-5 victory and 28 points for himself. Not bad for his first game in over three years.

Many of us are already aware of McKinley’s journey. In short, a devastating injury left him blind in one eye and forced the promising 21-year-old half-back to retire from rugby, before his work to get ground-breaking gaming glasses made and approved saw him return. in the game.

Incredibly, McKinley would play against Ireland ahead of the 2019 World Cup at the Aviva Stadium.

Less is known about McKinley’s journey through Italy.

From the Heineken Cup final to amateur rugby

February 25, 2011; Ian McKinley, Leinster, in action against Ludovico Nitoglia, Benetton Treviso. Celtic League, Leinster v Benetton Treviso, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo Credit: Barry Cregg/SPORTSFILE

The last match before 2014 that he appeared in was one of the most famous matches in Irish rugby history; the 2011 Heineken Cup final, ‘The Sexton Final’, when Leinster completed their miraculous comeback against Northampton at the Millennium Stadium.

McKinley did not play, but was part of the larger team that traveled. When we spoke to him, the striking juxtaposition between this game and the next was a comparison that does justice to his unique and gripping rugby journey.

“My last memory of rugby, before the glasses, was the 2011 Heineken Cup Final when Johnny took that inspirational win against Northampton. And I didn’t play but was on the away team. You’re so on the field with the trophy.

“So you go from that image to your first game in front like a man and a dog, on an Italian pitch that didn’t necessarily have a lot of grass on it, the players were all out of shape, it was kind of a stark contrast of 80,000 people in a stadium.”

The standard, in Irish terms, was “essentially J5”, or very low in the Dublin Metropolitan leagues.

I asked Ian if he ‘peed’ the whole competition, or if he was nervous in any way, and I was given a thoughtful and mature answer.

“I think if you were nervous, I shouldn’t have done it. I literally went there with no nervous energy or anything like that. It was more determined to make sure these things were going to work.

“Did I piss on it? No. Because one, what’s the point almost? True, the first game I scored 28 points, what you could do is fine, but the norm is obviously what it was and it was good to get a few tries, but I think in the ten games I played I got something like five tries.

“It was nothing too major, but it was very different, very unstructured, and if you looked either way you never knew who was next to you or not.”

Italian redemption

August 10, 2019; Ian McKinley of Italy during the Guinness Summer Series 2019 match between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

That day in March marked what was essentially his third appearance in rugby – he had already returned once after the initial eye injury – and led to an unexpectedly film-like story, culminating in the achievement of a life goal of playing. international rugby.

After 10 games for the local Udine, Viadana – who played in the Italian equivalent of AIL – came calling, then Zebre, Treviso and finally Italy head coach Conor O’Shea.

After retiring from Leinster, McKinley had spent years watching his former peers play out their rugby life, without him by their side, but his brave adventure in Italy gave him a career that surpassed many of theirs.

The level of peace of mind that must bring him, given what he’s been through, is indescribable.

McKinley on Frawley

Now happily retired for good and coach of Rainey Old Boys in AIL 2B, it seems like the time has come to get his take on Ireland’s current outhalves, and whoever he thinks is playing the more like him.

“Good question. I’m probably if I have to compare myself to one of them, it’s probably Ciarán Frawley because he plays in different positions. And I know I was able to play 10, 12, 13, for the Irish U20s, and 15. So that can be a good thing and a bad thing.

“I really like the way he plays the game, but they’re all good, very accomplished players, and Joey has obviously been very unhappy with injuries and that sort of thing. But it’ll be interesting to see what they do. , they’ve named Sexton, Carbery and Frawley, so obviously they’re giving Frawley the green light, but it just depends on whether he gets playing time, that’s the key question.”

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E-cigarette maker must pay to target children, says Pennsylvania Central School District in lawsuit https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/e-cigarette-maker-must-pay-to-target-children-says-pennsylvania-central-school-district-in-lawsuit/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/e-cigarette-maker-must-pay-to-target-children-says-pennsylvania-central-school-district-in-lawsuit/ The Franklin County Career and Technology Center is the latest school district in Pennsylvania to join a legal uprising against vaping company JUUL in federal court. The center joined 40 other school districts in Pennsylvania and 1,100 school districts across the country, in suing JUUL and co-defendant Altria alleging negligence and racketeering in their marketing […]]]>

The Franklin County Career and Technology Center is the latest school district in Pennsylvania to join a legal uprising against vaping company JUUL in federal court.

The center joined 40 other school districts in Pennsylvania and 1,100 school districts across the country, in suing JUUL and co-defendant Altria alleging negligence and racketeering in their marketing and design of JUUL products to children.

The lawsuit outlines the methods and tactics used by the two companies to grow the market for young vapers and JUULers as the rate of smoking among children hit an all-time high since 2000.

JUUL designed kid-friendly and “cool” products, using teenage flavors to appeal to children, according to the lawsuit. Meanwhile, his marketing techniques targeted children and used social media influencers to promote their products, according to the lawsuit.

Another marketing tactic was to treat JUUL as if it were a smoking cessation product, when in reality JUUL was designed from the start to replace a declining generation of smokers with vapers, according to the trial.

Because children were becoming addicted to JUUL in droves, schools such as the Franklin County Career and Technology Center had to devote more time and resources to discipline, health purposes and more, according to the allegations. of the trial.

Thomas King III, an attorney representing the district, said normal smoke detectors don’t pick up JUUL’s vapor. If district administrators wanted to detect JUUL in bathrooms, they had to spend $1,100 on JUUL detectors. Smoking and vaping are against most school district policies, and King said installing a JUUL detector in every room in every building and on every bus in every district comes with unfathomable costs.

“[This] cost district ratepayers a lot of money and effort to deal with disciplinary issues [related to JUUL]“, said the king.

The lawsuit covers 1,100 districts nationwide and originated in San Francisco, Calif., with the law firm Franz, which litigates on behalf of the San Francisco United School District.

A federal judge ruled that each school district had its own claim in the case because the damages are different in each school district, according to King, which means the plaintiffs could not bring a class action.

According to King, the first of those cases to be filed are now moving to trial court. On November 15, the San Francisco United School District will go to court to plead its case. King said these should provide a measure of the deals that can be made with JUUL and Altia.

The lawsuit raises eight counts against JUUL and Altria, including common nuisance, racketeering, negligence, failure to warn, design flaws and more.

JUUL’s products were specifically designed to deliver a faster, more potent nicotine hit, while reducing and minimizing the irritation to a user’s throat when inhaling JUUL, according to the lawsuit.

Additionally, JUUL has paid certain school districts to enter school buildings to stage anti-smoking campaigns, with the added benefit of encouraging the use of JUUL as an alternative, according to the lawsuit.

JUUL paid a Baltimore charter school $134,000 to start a summer camp to teach children about healthy lifestyles, for which JUUL provided the curriculum; $10,000 to speak to students on campus; and giving the Police Activities League of Richmond, Calif., $90,000 to provide JUUL’s “Moving On” vaping education program to teenage college students suspended for using cigarettes, according to the lawsuit.

During a 2019 presentation, JUUL presenters told students, with no parents or teachers present in the room, that JUUL was “completely safe” and even demonstrated how to use a JUUL, according to the lawsuit.

This meeting was presented to the school as an anti-smoking initiative, and the school was presumably paid to host it, according to the lawsuit.

From 2000 to 2017, smoking rates among high school students dropped by 73%. However, in 2018, e-cigarette usage, including JUUL products, increased by 78% in the same year.

The ease of use and “sweetness” of e-cigarettes remove external inhibitors, according to the lawsuit, and allow for extreme levels of use.

Finally, JUUL previously used marketing techniques such as billboards, sponsor events, free samples, product placement in the media, and the sale of flavored vaping devices, all of which were permitted for e-cigarettes. , but banned from regular cigarette makers, according to the lawsuit. .

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Altria (MO) Q3 2022 results https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/altria-mo-q3-2022-results/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:20:28 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/altria-mo-q3-2022-results/ Altria Group signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cigarette maker Altria Group on Thursday reported third-quarter results that missed Wall Street estimates as its revenue tumbled. Here’s what the company reported compared to what Wall Street expected, based on […]]]>

Altria Group signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Cigarette maker Altria Group on Thursday reported third-quarter results that missed Wall Street estimates as its revenue tumbled.

Here’s what the company reported compared to what Wall Street expected, based on a Refinitiv analyst survey:

  • Earnings per share: $1.28 adjusted vs $1.30 expected.
  • Revenue: $5.41 billion vs $5.59 billion expected.

Altria shares were down 2% in premarket trading.

Cigarette maker Marlboro, which is striving to diversify its offerings as smoking rates decline in the United States, also announced a strategic partnership with Japan Tobacco to develop smokeless tobacco products ahead of its earnings release.

The move comes after Altria in July reduced the value of its $13 billion stake in struggling vaping company Juul to less than 5% of its original value amid a regulatory crackdown on products. . Although Altria retains a 35% stake in Juul, it exercised its option last month to be released from its non-compete obligations with the company.

“We are delighted to begin a new partnership with JT Group, an international tobacco leader,” said Billy Gifford, CEO of Altria. “We believe this relationship can accelerate harm reduction for adult smokers around the world.”

Last week, Altria also said Philip Morris International had agreed to pay $2.7 billion for the exclusive right to sell IQOS smokeless tobacco heaters in the United States.

For its third quarter, Altria reported revenue net of excise taxes of $5.41 billion, down 2% from a year ago. Its net income was $224 million for the period, or 12 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, he said he earned $1.28 per share.

For 2022, the company also cut its earnings per share forecast to between $4.81 and $4.89, representing growth of 4.5% to 6% from 2021.

It had previously forecast adjusted diluted earnings per share for the full year in the range of $4.79 to $4.93.

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Vaping is not a healthy alternative https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/vaping-is-not-a-healthy-alternative/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 13:12:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/vaping-is-not-a-healthy-alternative/ Even though vaping has been considered less harmful to the body than smoking, it comes with its own serious health risks. I once wrote an article about smoking and what I learned about the cigarette industry appalled me, especially the part about the thousands of chemicals in a single cigarette and how the marketing The […]]]>

Even though vaping has been considered less harmful to the body than smoking, it comes with its own serious health risks.

I once wrote an article about smoking and what I learned about the cigarette industry appalled me, especially the part about the thousands of chemicals in a single cigarette and how the marketing The original was aimed at young people in order to establish nicotine addiction at an early stage. and have a customer for life. We’ve known for decades that smoking is not only addictive, it damages many areas of the body, causing long-term problems like COPD, emphysema, cancer, and heart disease, to name a few. name a few.

It is estimated that over 70% of smokers wish they had never started, and most have actively tried to quit several times in their lifetime. Many of these people turned to vaping and e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but ended up doing both – doubling their nicotine intake. Even though vaping has been considered less harmful to the body than smoking, it comes with its own serious health risks. We are only now realizing some of the long-term health risks of vaping.

According to Johns Hopkins University and the Center for Disease Control, there are also thousands of chemicals in vape products and not all of them are even identified. As in cigarettes, nicotine is the main ingredient. It is a highly addictive toxic substance that increases blood pressure, adrenaline and heart rate, which increases the risk of heart attack. Nicotine users also suffer terrible withdrawal when they leave their system because nicotine can be as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Many vapers get even more nicotine than they would from a cigarette because they can increase the voltage of the e-cigarette or buy extra-strength cartridges that contain a higher concentration of nicotine.

Vaping damages the lungs and can also lead to death, especially if the vaping products contain THC or other modified e-liquids. THC solutions contain Vit E acetate which is a thickening agent. Here are some recommendations from the Center for Disease Control: Never buy vaping devices or vaping products from friends or online retailers. Never modify a vaping device or add any substance not intended by the manufacturer. Avoid products containing TCH.

Other chemicals found in e-cigarettes include caffeine, pesticides, and flavorings, which are linked to respiratory irritation. Not enough is known about the long-term effects of vaping, but it is suspected to be linked to chronic lung disease, heart disease, and asthma.

E-cigarettes are less expensive than traditional cigarettes, and the lack of smoke removes some of the stigma of smoking, as there is no second-hand smoke. Since it is not detectable by parents or teachers, children start vaping at an even younger age than those who generally started smoking when they were young. Unfortunately, this is creating a large new population of nicotine addicts who are younger than ever.

Many years ago, cigarette manufacturers were forced to stop flavoring cigarettes due to the appeal of young people who were attracted to flavored cigarettes. However, there are many flavors available for e-cigarette use today, including cotton candy, desserts, juices, candy… As with cigarettes, e-cigarette flavors should be banned to dissuade young people from using them.

The chemicals used to flavor e-cigarettes are considered safe for consumption, but they have not been tested for inhalation. When heated, these flavorings create other very harmful chemicals like formaldehyde.

Vaping is a dangerous practice, not only because nicotine is dangerous and addictive, but also because too little is known about the breathing effects of other vaporized ingredients. It is of particular concern that children who would not have started smoking are experimenting with vaping. A whole new younger generation is getting addicted to nicotine through vaping or using puff bars etc. . Please talk to your youth and explain to them the dangers of using e-cigarettes and vaping. Without knowing that it’s really dangerous, the children don’t seem to see the harm.

And don’t forget that we are not out of the Covid pandemic. We need our lungs to be as healthy as possible in case we are exposed to Covid, which is a respiratory disease. For healthy lungs and to breathe only pure and sweet air…

Claire Nielsen is a health coach, author, speaker and founder of www.elixirforlife.ca. The information provided in the above article is for educational purposes only and does not replace professional medical and health advice. Please consult a physician or health care provider if you seek medical advice, diagnosis and/or treatment.

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Former Derry footballer avoids jail after large amount of fake cigarettes and fake shirts are found https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/former-derry-footballer-avoids-jail-after-large-amount-of-fake-cigarettes-and-fake-shirts-are-found/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 17:51:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/former-derry-footballer-avoids-jail-after-large-amount-of-fake-cigarettes-and-fake-shirts-are-found/ A former professional footballer who was caught with a large stash of fakes, including football shirts and almost €50,000 worth of tobacco and cigarettes, has avoided going to jail. Kevin Doherty was caught with the kit, worth tens of thousands of euros, when Gardai raided his home in Donegal. Doherty, 46, with an address in […]]]>

A former professional footballer who was caught with a large stash of fakes, including football shirts and almost €50,000 worth of tobacco and cigarettes, has avoided going to jail.

Kevin Doherty was caught with the kit, worth tens of thousands of euros, when Gardai raided his home in Donegal.

Doherty, 46, with an address in Fern Park, Derry, pleaded guilty to the offenses at Letterkenny Circuit Court.

Cops raided Doherty’s home in Aileach Valley, Elaghbeg, Burnfoot on June 11, 2019 and found the stash of goods in a shed at the back of the house.

Garda Detective Joe English gave details of the raid in court.

Doherty was charged with selling or delivering 33,600 Excellence cigarettes, 12,200 Lambert & Butler Original Silver cigarettes, 400 Sterling Super King cigarettes and 2,000 Mayfair cigarettes, along with other items including 10,000 mg Premium Blend, 105 40 g packs of Domingo tobacco, 16 Packs of 50 g of Golden Virginia tobacco, 230 packs of 50 g of Flandria Golden tobacco, 100 packs of 50 g of Flandria Golden tobacco.

A customs officer confirmed that the transport did not bear the correct Irish revenue stamp.

The total value of the cigarettes was €37,833.30 and the tobacco €12,186.78.

Doherty was found in possession in connection with a clothing case bearing the marks of brands including Adidas, New Balance, Nike, North Face, Vans, Lacoste, Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren, Stone Island and Gym King.

The reserve included 29 Manchester United shirts, 19 Liverpool shirts, 20 Celtic shirts and 19 Barcelona shirts as well as nearly 250 pairs of Nike and Vans sneakers and a quantity of 645 DVDs and CDs.

Doherty pleaded guilty to offenses contrary to the Finance Act 2005 and the Trade Marks Act 1996.

Initially, Doherty told Gardai that he was storing the products for someone else and did not have a key to the shed.

A father-of-two, Doherty, who has seven previous convictions for similar offenses in Northern Ireland, later admitted he was given cigarettes and tobacco in exchange for possession of the merchandise. He was indebted to the landlord, the court heard, due to a gambling problem.

Doherty’s lawyer, Mr Gareth McGrory, said Doherty was a talented footballer and signed with Premier League club Southampton aged 16 and played football at various other clubs in England before returning at home, where he worked for several companies, including Seagate. . Doherty now operates a shop, in a small portable cabin, in the Galliagh area of ​​Derry.

Judge John Aylmer said the offenses warranted 18 months in jail before considering mitigation. Taking into account Doherty’s situation, Judge Aylmer reduced the sentence to twelve months.

After the accused obtained an address in County Donegal, he was found fit for community service. Instead of 12 months in prison, a 240-hour community service order was imposed on Doherty.

Judge Aylmer also ordered the destruction of the goods and the confiscation of €555 in cash found in the raid.

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Ban on smoking cigarettes in Panama City Beach, vaping takes its first steps https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ban-on-smoking-cigarettes-in-panama-city-beach-vaping-takes-its-first-steps/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 11:16:04 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ban-on-smoking-cigarettes-in-panama-city-beach-vaping-takes-its-first-steps/ PANAMA CITY BEACH – It may soon be illegal to light a cigarette or puff a vape in certain areas of the beach. The Panama City Beach City Council on Thursday approved the first reading of an ordinance banning smoking and vaping in city parks, public beach accesses and along the sandy beach within 400 […]]]>

PANAMA CITY BEACH – It may soon be illegal to light a cigarette or puff a vape in certain areas of the beach.

The Panama City Beach City Council on Thursday approved the first reading of an ordinance banning smoking and vaping in city parks, public beach accesses and along the sandy beach within 400 feet of Russell-Fields Pier.

“It’s not (for) the entire beach, (but in some) city-controlled areas,” Councilman Michael Jarman said.

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The council is able to consider such an ordinance thanks to Florida House Bill 105, which allows local governments to ban smoking and vaping on beaches and in parks.

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