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[Canada] VIDEO: Young TIFF protesters urge directors to 'cut smoking off the screen'

Dozens of young people gathered outside a Toronto International Film Fest venue on Saturday, using a flash mob and fake coughs to draw attention to the issue of smoking in movies. As moviegoers lined up outside Roy Thomson Hall to see St. Vincent, the gr
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 9, 2014 23:37
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Florida smokers about to get big pay day

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. wanted the court to review cases in which smokers won large damage awards without having to prove that the companies sold a defective and dangerous product or hid the risks of smo
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 08:51
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Big Victory at Florida Supreme Court is Bad News for Cigarette Manufacturers

The majority clearly recognized and emphatically rejected the industry’s fundamental argument. “At its core, the defendants’ due process argument is an attack on our decision in Engle to give the Phase I findings res judicata – as opposed to issue precl
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 20, 2013 00:24
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[UK, USA] FTC Ups Scrutiny Of $27.4B Reynolds-Lorillard Merger ($$)

to determine whether...Imperial Tobacco...would be able to sufficiently compete in the U.S....proposed deal is still subject to potentially intense antitrust scrutiny as it consolidates most of the U.S. tobacco market in two major competitors with Altria
Law360
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21
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[Canada] Ontario doctors want ban on flavoured tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Ontario doctors want the provincial government to reintroduce legislation to ban tobacco products with candy and fruit flavours, and to add menthol cigarettes to the prohibited list. A previous bill that would have expanded a prohibition on the sale of ca
Canadian Press
added Oct 20, 2014 12:52
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[Canada] VIDEO: A tale of two tobacco farms

The government buyout package, offering $1.05 per pound of tobacco for a total value of $300 million, placed Ontario’s 1,083 tobacco quota holders squarely at a fork in the road – accept the package and abandon a livelihood, or stick with a crop that for
Norfolk News (ca)
added Mar 10, 2014 13:22
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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FL Supreme Court Accepts Review in Douglas;Favorable (PDF) ($$)

Although we do not expect the Florida Supreme Court to find that the Engle progeny trial structure violates Florida Law or Due Process, we believe that their likely adverse ruling should still ultimately increase the likelihood of US Supreme Court review.
Morgan Stanley
added May 16, 2012 13:19
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[Canada] FORSEY: Smoke-free outdoor spaces sought

From Jan. 19-25, Cape Breton District Health Authority will join its partners to celebrate National Non-Smoking Week. If you smoke, use this time to consider quitting; or if you are interested in creating smoke-free outdoor spaces in your community contac
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Jan 6, 2014 20:53
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Liggett Group to pay $110 million in tobacco settlement

announced Wednesday that it would pay $110 million to settle thousands of Florida lawsuits accusing the tobacco company of concealing the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The out-of-court settlement will resolve nearly 4,900 of the 5,300 lawsuits pending i
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2013 03:11
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