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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS’ SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ JOINT SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE AND MOTION TO DISMISS, Apr 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s judgment of what he thinks “parents ought to want” is not one this Court can impose on parents in a manner consistent with the Constitution.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:11
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: DEFENDANTS’ REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE, Apr 29, 2016

Defendants respectfully request that the Court take judicial notice of the contents of (1) the Common Sense Media website, (2) the Smoke Free Movies website, and (3) the Scenesmoking website, as exemplified by the screenshots in Exhibits 1–3.
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 01:02
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[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: MOTION to Strike, Apr 29, 2016

Plaintiff therefore must demonstrate a probability of success on the merits. But Plaintiff cannot even plausibly allege his claims, let alone demonstrate that they are likely to succeed. Accordingly, all of Plaintiff’s claims must be stricken under the an
Tobacco On Trial
added May 1, 2016 00:33
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[California] Movie Studios Fight Lawsuit That’d Make Films with Smoking ‘R’ Rated

. On Friday, defendants said the link between children smoking and movie ratings is “too attenuated and speculative to support damages.” “If Plaintiff’s claims were permitted to proceed, there would be no end to claims invoking CARA’s purported duty to d
LawNewz.com
added Apr 30, 2016 22:52
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[Oklahoma] Big tobacco wants to snuff out cigarette tax hike

Lobbyists for tobacco giant Philip Morris have been working the Capitol, telling lawmakers the state should spend $300 million dollars it already raises from tobacco companies and smokers each year toward its ailing health care system, instead of impleme
Claremore (OK) Progress
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: A higher state cigarette tax is good idea ... and the state needs the money

We already have endorsed the idea of a $1.50-a-pack increase in the state cigarette tax as part of the governor’s effort to save the state’s health-care system from destruction. We thought we’d spend some time saying that it’s a good idea all by itself,
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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Tobacco tax for Medicaid plan faces challenge in Oklahoma

A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma’s Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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Study finds adolescent tobacco users commonly report light smoking

A new research abstract being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don't light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do s
EurekAlert
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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[Asia, India] Spare a thought for tobacco farmers: ITC chief

The Central government’s moves to enforce larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products could affect the livelihoods of 4.8 crore people in India, said Chairman of ITC Limited Y.C Deveshwar here on Friday.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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Smokers' ranks look conspicuously sparse in Obamacare

Insurers – who can charge higher rates in most states to admitted smokers – are steamed. They say the cheating that smokers do to escape tobacco surcharges on their monthly premiums means higher rates for everyone else.
Northwest Cable News (Seattle, WA)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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