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[Florida] POOSHS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA: ORDER OVERRULING PLAINTIFFS' OBJECTIONS TO CERTAIN TESTIMONY OF DEFENDANTS' EXPERT DR. CHIRIEAC

Thus, plaintiff has been on notice since at least the time of the initial pretrial conference in November 2012 that defendants planned on presenting testimony by Dr. Chirieac based on both his original and his supplemental report.1 Nevertheless, plaintiff
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 6, 2016 22:25
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[California] Tobacco Prevention Weak in S.B. County

Tobacco prevention efforts are weak in California and most of Santa Barbara County, according to national and regional reports by the nonprofit American Lung Association (ALA). The organization, dedicated to reducing tobacco-related disease and death, re
Santa Barbara (CA) Independent
added Feb 6, 2016 22:16
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[Asia-pacific] Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

he discusses how similar measures have already been taken to affect environmental and health regulation laws, including in Togo, Australia, and Uruguay, which are all being sued by tobacco...Each one of these cases, on average, governments spend more than
Collective Evolution (CE)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:15
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[Europe, Germany, Greece, Russia] Blowing in the wind: OLAF helps seizing 75 million cigarettes

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) had a good year’s start by carrying out, between December 2015 and January 2016, several operations in Greece, Russia, Germany and Spain that led to a total seizure of more than 75 million cigarettes. During an enqu
New Europe
added Feb 6, 2016 22:10
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Board of Health mulls smoking age increase, elimination of flavored tobacco products

regulations that would raise the legal age for purchase to 21, tighten down on the transfer of sales licenses to a new store owner and eliminate flavored tobacco products that can be targeted toward youth.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:08
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

In 1987, broad no-smoking rules took effect for 890,000 employees in 6,800 U.S. federal buildings nationwide.
UPI
added Feb 6, 2016 22:07
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Hawaii Hikes Minimum Smoking Age to 21

Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii...“This is an abuse of government power and an inappropriate means to an end,”... Christopher Snowdon, director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says the new law may
Heartland Institute
added Feb 6, 2016 22:06
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed in Auckland

The ceremony in Auckland brings the huge trade pact, which has been five years in the making, another step towards to becoming a reality. But the TPP continues to face opposition. The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world's economy - they now have
BBC Online
added Feb 6, 2016 21:24
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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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[California] VIDEO: Health Leaders Call for Tobacco Tax Increase

California and Missouri are the only states in the nation that have not raised tobacco taxes since 1999... Felix says not a single city in Fresno, Kings, or Tulare counties adopted new tobacco control policies in 2015. "It's an opportunity to encourage
KSEE 24 (Fresno, CA)
added Feb 5, 2016 21:37
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