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$23.6 Billion Awarded To Widow In Smoking Lawsuit

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Cynthia Robinson claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company hid the health and addiction risks of its products, leading to the death of her husband in 1996. Video provided by Newsy


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Fifty Years Since Smoking Became Bad

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AP (Jan. 10, 2014) — In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the smoking rate for American adults by more than half. (Jan. 10)
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Smoking Rates for Registered Nurses Drop

Smoking Rates for Registered Nurses Drop

Newsy (Jan. 28, 2014) — A study on healthcare professionals saw RNs smoking less than ever, but LPN smoking rates are still high. Video provided by Newsy
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Does TV Smoking Influence Real-Life Rates?

Does TV Smoking Influence Real-Life Rates?

Newsy (Apr. 4, 2014) — A recent study found a decrease of smoking portrayals on prime-time television shows mirrors a decrease in smoking in real life. Video provided by Newsy
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Pfizer Needs AstraZeneca More Than Ever as Generics Increase

Pfizer Needs AstraZeneca More Than Ever as Generics Increase

TheStreet (May 5, 2014) — Pfizer shares are slipping after the drug maker posted first-quarter profits 15% lower than a year earlier and revenue down 9%. Net income of 57 cents a share beat expectations by 2 cents, but $11.3 billion in sales fell short of analysts' estimates of $12.1 billion. The weaker-than-expected report comes days after its latest offer to purchase British drug maker AstraZeneca for $106 billion was rejected. Pfizer has seen lost profits on greater competition from generic brands on the market. Video provided by TheStreet
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