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[Canada] Final arguments under way in Quebec class-action tobacco suit

Final legal arguments began Monday in a landmark and 16-year multibillion-dollar battle pitting Quebec smokers against Big Tobacco. The plaintiffs – a group that includes an estimated one million Quebecers – are suing three Canadian tobacco manufacturer
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 23, 2014 06:35
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Florida appeals court denies punitive damages against Reynolds

In a second-quarter report filed in July, Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been rendered against the company and either the compensatory and/or punitive damages have been set or are under appeal. The list provides the pe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 4, 2014 14:17
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[Minnesota] Single sales of cheap cigars could be banned in St. Paul

Anti-tobacco activists and retailers are squaring off over a proposed city ordinance that would ban the sale of cheap, single-serve cigars popular at gas stations and convenience stores. With an eye on underage sales, the St. Paul City Council will vote
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Aug 26, 2014 21:27
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Regulatory Filings

PM USA Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements / Nu Mark Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products / Middleton Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products
Altria Group, Inc.
added Aug 19, 2014 17:55
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[Florida] LETTER: No Cigars, No Cigar Illness

What about tobacco’s impact on the national economy through increased medical costs and lost productivity, and on public health through more than 400,000 deaths a year? Nostalgia shouldn’t undermine the F.D.A.’s authority to regulate products that kill w
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:15
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White House weakened draft of FDA's proposed tobacco regulations

weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes...Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted lan
Reuters
added Jun 25, 2014 06:42
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Documents Show That Big Tobacco Has Been Interested In Pot For At Least 45 Years

With medical marijuana now legal in nearly half the country and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the nation’s tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from green. And a new report unc
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 5, 2014 11:18
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[Canada] Day 228: The paper chase

The testimony of marketing professor David Soberman had been interrupted ... questions served to give his witness the opportunity to explain why the plaintiff's marketing expert, Richard Pollay, was wrong in his assessment of the intent or impact of toba
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:47
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[Canada] Vaping: The battle for acceptance is rising

The vapour electronic cigarettes produce is all but odourless and, many argue, far, far safer than tobacco smoke for users and anyone within second-hand range. While odourless, however, so called e-cigarettes are producing the stench of controversy as th
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 21, 2014 17:27
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[New Jersey] Local Businesses See Scant Benefit From the Game That Can’t Be Named

Richard Yanuzzi, the owner of The Cigar Emporium near MetLife stadium, hoped that the Super Bowl would lead to a boom in business. ... But he canceled those plans after some customers who are lawyers advised him against it, and after online research dem
New York Times
added Jan 28, 2014 08:24
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