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Government launches inquiry into e-cigarette use
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2017

While many studies have shown that e-cigarettes can help people give up smoking tobacco some researchers are reluctant to label e-cigarettes or vaping

On Heels of Anti-Tobacco Overhaul, New York City Targets Non-Tobacco Shisha
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2017

On October 16, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law three measures targeting non-tobacco shisha. According to one of the

Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • June 28 2017

A topic which has been much debated and legally contested the world over is the call for the use of plain packaging in respect of tobacco products

Legislative vacuum filled: Czech Republic introduces comprehensive new national legislation on e-cigarettes
  • Schoenherr
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • March 7 2017

New legislation regulating e-cigarettes in the Czech Republic entered into force on 1 March 2017, introducing specific safety and quality requirements

EEOC Limits on Disability-Related Inquiries Regarding Employee Participation in Employer-Sponsored Wellness Plans
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

Earlier this year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an official Final Rule to amend the Regulations and the accompanying

Study Explores Association Between “Fracking” And Asthma
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2016

As loyal Product Liability Monitor readers know, we keep an eye on developments relating to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along these lines, a

California Passes Tighter, Statewide Restrictions on Smoking in the Workplace
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

California recently amended state law with regards to smoking in the workplace. The bill, which was signed by the governor on May 4, 2016, is

E-cigarettes - where are we now? Update
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 14 2016

E-cigarettes have become ever more popular since they first appeared on the market in 2007, and regulators have struggled to keep up. There has been

The HPV-Lung Cancer Link: A New Issue for the Asbestos Bar?
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

Long known for its link to cervical cancer, recent medical research suggests a potential link between the Human Papilloma Virus (“HPV”) and lung

Ontario Introduces New Second Hand Smoking Legislation Targeting Marijuana
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2016

The year 2016 marked the ten year anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, legislation which ensures that Ontarians are protected from the ill