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[Canada] Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive: Teenagers who smoke them get through twice as much tobacco every week

Menthol cigarettes are directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction / The minty flavour gives teenagers the perception they are less harmful / Menthol users three times more likely to continue smoking in the next year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 24, 2014 12:46
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's beer and cigarette investment boom raises alarm

Myanmar has nine cigarette and tobacco-product factories, with Rothmans of Pall-Mall Myanmar Pte. Ltd. controlling 85 percent of the official cigarette market. Black market brands, however, are so prevalent that they are sold at supermarkets. Two new fac
Eleven (mm)
added Feb 26, 2013 14:40
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[Florida] US Supreme Court Rejects Big Tobacco Appeal

said a Philip Morris lawyer in a statement. “We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases.” They will have their hands full. “Other individual cases can proceed just like Douglas did with
Lawyers.com Blog
added Oct 15, 2013 16:10
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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $30M Tobacco Award Despite Misgivings ($$)

affirmed a $10 million compensatory damages award and $20 million punitive damages award for Vernell Smith … judges said that despite the thin evidentiary basis for such a large award in the case, they reluctantly had to affirm the judgment under the prec
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 12:16
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[Canada] Liquid nicotine being sold in unregulated e-cigarette market

Health Canada has barred the sale of liquid nicotine, but it’s being openly sold in the unregulated market of e-cigarettes, a CTV News investigation has found. As e-cigarettes or “vaping” gains popularity in Canada, many sellers and health officials are
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 11, 2015 23:29
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[Florida] Tobacco’s costly legal waiting game takes $20 million hit

attorneys who said they have watched cigarette companies relentlessly drag out litigation don’t share Sweda’s optimism that settlement talks with tobacco lawyers are in their futures. ”I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” said attorney James Gustaf
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2014 10:49
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[Florida] Plainitffs' Firms Push 11th Circ. To Uphold Engle Findings ($$)

More than 30 law firms representing plaintiffs in Engle tobacco litigation urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to reject R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s contention that the cases violate its due process rights, arguing that such a finding would threaten t
Law360
added May 15, 2013 08:47
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Big Tobacco loses in Florida high court

Polston concluded tobacco companies had all the notice and opportunity they needed to defend all theories of liability. The Engle jury heard more than 150 witnesses and received thousands of pages of documents and exhibits, he noted. "We decline the def
Daily Report
added Mar 19, 2013 02:16
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FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
Law360
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38
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