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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

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

[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

[Trinidad And Tobago] Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act No 15 of 2009 is designed to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent smoking by young people, to restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers, improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15

[Florida] Supreme Court OKs $20-Million Smoker Award

Leaves door open for additional lawsuits in Florida
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 27, 2012 06:54

[Florida] West Palm Beach widow loses in Big Tobacco lawsuit over husband’s death

An 84-year-old widow who founded Love’s Flower Shop in downtown West Palm Beach this week failed to persuade a jury that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was responsible for the 1993 lung cancer death of her husband.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2012 17:47

Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms: Lieff Cabraser

Such was the case with the firm's involvement in so-called Engle cases ... Cabraser had been through legal scraps with the tobacco industry before, having played a central role in the preparation of the landmark Costano class action in the 1990s. “It's
added Oct 17, 2013 07:31

[Florida] Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

In 2013, Gloria Bowden of Clay County filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. On March 26, a jury in the 4th Judicial Circuit ruled in her favor, reaching a $5 million v
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 16, 2014 21:34

[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15

[Florida] Big Tobacco Wins Big Ruling Too Late

Tobacco finally won a ruling that seriously undercuts the famous Engle ruling...The problem? The industry in February announced that it was settling nearly every case that might have been affected by this ruling.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 10, 2015 02:46
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