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[North Carolina] British American Tobacco projects fiscal 2017 to end with revenue growth

BAT completed July 25 its $54.5 billion purchase of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it did not already hold. Legacy Reynolds shareholders own 19 percent of BAT. The London manufacturer said in July 2016 that instead of issuing quarterly interim management
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:43
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[Tennessee] Say goodbye to smoking on Memphis UT Health Science campus Jan. 1

The policy is sweeping, covering 55 acres of the medical district campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings. Also prohibited is smoking, as well as e-cigarettes, in personal vehicles...bans advertising, selling and off
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:36
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Perceptions of financial incentives for smoking cessation: a survey of smokers in a country with an endgame goal

Even amongst those who would benefit from schemes designed to reward smokers for quitting, support for such schemes is muted, despite evidence of their effectiveness...suggests much of the opposition was underpinned by information gaps, which could be add
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 16, 2017 15:22
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Sales Trends in Price-Discounted Cigarettes, Large Cigars, Little Cigars, and Cigarillos—United States, 2011–2016

These findings highlight the use of price discounts by tobacco manufacturers to reduce the cost of cigarettes, large cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos to consumers. These sales patterns underscore the importance of sustained efforts to implement evid
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 16, 2017 15:18
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[India] Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cigarettes cuts stress: Survey

smoke cigarettes because they believe it helps reduce stress, and because smoking makes them appear “cool” among their peers, finds a survey. The survey showed that over 52 per cent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Dec 16, 2017 15:04
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Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict...A three-judge panel of the appeals court blasted an attorney for the estate, pointing
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Dec 16, 2017 00:41
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Limits Reductions Of Awards In Engle Cases ($$)

ruled that the trial court erred when it reduced Joan Schoeff's compensatory damages award against [RJR] by 25 percent because of her husband's comparative fault... The comparative fault statute is “unequivocal” and does not apply to intentional torts
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] JOAN SCHOEFF, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent. (PDF)

We find that the comparative fault statute does not apply to Engle progeny cases in which the jury finds for the plaintiff on the intentional torts...The reprehensibility component of our analysis is supported by the fact that RJR increased the addictiv
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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