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The Big Question Is.... Who Funds E-Cig Research?

On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine released the results of a study on electronic cigarettes and the vapor they produce.  In a nutshell, the study found that vaping e-juice at the highest voltage (5.0 volts), produced formaldehyde releasing agents ( 596 more words

Current Events

A Happier 9/11

Every year at Dodger Thoughts, I would run this remembrance of the September 11, 1983 game at Dodger Stadium that was, at least until 2006’s 4+1 game (four homers in the ninth, one on the 10th), the most incredible game in Dodger Stadium history. 22 more words


A Chavez for here and now

For many migrant farmworkers, things haven’t changed much since the 1970s when the legendary activist Cesar Chavez co-founded, with Dolores Huerta, the union known today as the United Farm Workers. 1,090 more words


R. J. Reynolds and the $23.6 billion verdict

The fallout from the $23.6 billion dollar verdict against R.J. Reynolds tobacco company that Ms. Cynthia Robinson recently won for her husband, Michael Johnson’s death from smoking should make the owners and operators of casinos and their allies, including our elected public officials take notice. 338 more words

There's American Spirit All Over This

RECENT NEWS has R. J. Reynolds in the spotlight again; and the New York Times article cites a lawyer saying, “This [$23.6 billion!] verdict is important because it goes back to an ongoing saga that goes back to 1990. 241 more words

The Other 10%

$23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: "Are You Awake Now?"

“Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the tobacco industry. The Florida widow recently won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against tobacco company R.J. 709 more words

Florida Jury Slams Tobacco Company With $23.6 Billion In Punitive Damages

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds has been slammed by a Florida jury with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. 419 more words