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[Canada] New e-cigarette industry says regulations off the mark

Despite Bhatnagar's perspective that e-cigarettes are safer, others contend that not enough research has been done on the long-term effects of the practice, known as vaping. Users are called vapers, since the devices emit water vapour, not smoke.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 9, 2015 21:43
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Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09
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[Canada] Contraband cigarette case back in court

Buffalo and Dickson will be defending themselves against charges of storing tobacco products that were not marked for legal sale in Alberta and for possessing more than 1,000 cigarettes.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:02
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National forum on the future of tobacco control in Canada: What we heard

The expiry of the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) in March 2018 presents an opportunity to modernize the federal approach, reduce the burden of tobacco use on all Canadians and strengthen Canada's role as a world leader in public health.
Canada.ca (ca)
added May 31, 2017 18:50
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[Canada] Ontario Budget's Tobacco Tax Increase Will Lead to More Illegal Cigarettes

National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) said that the Ontario budget's tax increase on tobacco products, despite the proposed introduction of new anti-contraband measures, will only make the province's massive illegal cigarette problem worse
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 5, 2014 20:34
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[Florida] Hernando County jury awards ex-smoker almost $12.6 million

John Rizzuto waited six years to get his day in court. He sat through two weeks of testimony and trial. And, finally, he spent six agonizing hours waiting for a jury to determine whether the makers of the cigarettes he smoked for decades were partially to
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Aug 25, 2013 09:01
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[Florida] 4th DCA Reverses Award In Broward Tobacco Case ($$)

A Broward County tobacco smoker case was reversed in part by the Fourth District Court of Appeal because the tobacco company defendants were entitled to a reduction of damages assessed for loss on companionship.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 14:05
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[North Carolina] Odds improve for Reynolds-Lorillard merger

The odds have climbed to 90 percent for federal approval of Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc., a Wells Fargo Securities analyst said Monday. Bonnie Herzog raised her projection from 80 percent based in large part from recent
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 11:00
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[Florida] Schlesinger Team Wins $35 Million Verdict for Smoker

Boatright, now 61, was the victim of a calculated corporate marketing strategy..."We've all been brainwashed by the Marlboro man...The kids were watching Westerns. What could be more impressionable than that?"...Post-settlement: Radabaugh on Monday denied
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 15, 2015 20:09
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[Florida] High Court's Denial Spurs Big Tobacco To Look Beyond Engle ($$)

a loss that attorneys say could finally push cigarette makers to focus less on dismantling the Florida suits and more on avoiding a similar fate in other states.
Law360
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55
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