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[Canada] Taxation key to smokers butting out in favour of E-cig: University of Ottawa professor

Sweanor presented his thesis in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting "sharply-increased taxes on combustible (cigarettes)" while reducing or eliminating excise taxes on smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes, which remain unsanctioned in Can
Ottawa (Ont) Sun
added Aug 20, 2015 14:44

[Canada] Controversy surrounds possible menthol cigarette ban in Nova Scotia

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association called on the government to exclude menthol tobacco from the ban, saying the flavoured cigarettes will still be brought into the province through illegal means.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Mar 25, 2015 17:30

[Canada] Anti-smoking campaign: Tobacco makes its victims suffer before it kills them

two out of three Quebecers — are close to someone who has suffered health problems linked to tobacco, according to a survey by the Quebec Council on Smoking unveiled Sunday. The report was released on the first day of the 2015 Quebec Tobacco-Free Week, c
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:16

FDA may reveal heightened electronic cigarette regulations today

The Food and Drug Administration could reveal today its long-awaited second phase of heightened regulations on tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, according to anti-smoking advocates. The first phase was revealed i
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 5, 2016 11:45

[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Appellant, v. LUCINDA NAUGLE, Appellee (PDF)

Philip Morris USA, Inc. (PM USA) appeals the final judgment, awarding appellee, Lucinda Naugle, $36,760,500 . . . PM USA raises five issues on appeal. We reject each of appellant's contentions of error and affirm the judgment in its entirety.
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Jul 3, 2012 01:58

Ahead of Health Canada's e-cigarette decision, a look at current rules

As the country waits for Health Canada to weigh in, the rules on e-cigarette use continue to evolve. Here is a partial list of places and business sectors that have created rules to limit e-cigarette use:
Canadian Press
added May 14, 2015 01:21

[Canada] Alberta budget survey results: Albertans want a balanced approach

When asked how the province can stabilize revenue, the top three choices from Albertans responding to the survey were raising tobacco taxes (71%), increasing corporate taxes (69%) and introducing a graduated personal tax rate (58%).
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:03

U.S. Supreme Court sides against Big Tobacco in Florida litigation

Plaintiffs are winning about two-thirds of the Florida cases, said Ed Sweda, a senior attorney for PHAI, a health advocacy group at Northeastern University's law school. He said Big Tobacco lawyers now may try to craft a global settlement with the rough
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 11, 2014 21:28

Suzanne Côté: 5 things about Canada’s newest Supreme Court justice

She defended Imperial Tobacco during a class-action lawsuit in 2012, when she argued that the public has been aware of the dangers of smoking since the 1960s and that the federal government “is directly implicated in all aspects of the industry, from cul
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 28, 2014 04:15

[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms $1.8M Tobacco Judgment ($$)

against R.J. Reynolds for a smoker's widow and added to the dispute currently at the Florida Supreme Court on how to apply the state's 12-year statute of repose to fraud claims in Engle progeny cases. Florida's First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $
added Jan 8, 2014 10:11
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