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[Arkansas] Court says tobacco suit checks in mail

The checks are in the mail to the 20,521 Marlboro Lights smokers who are splitting $18 million paid to settle a lawsuit, a Friday court order states. Just more than 13,000 claimants are being paid 10 cents to 25 cents for every pack of Marlboro Lights o
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Apr 15, 2017 14:03

[Canada] Return of the smoking room? Employers grapple with medicinal marijuana use

Could reasonable accomodation for medical marijuana users see a return to the days of smoking rooms?
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added May 27, 2014 02:32

[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

[Canada] Toronto City Council votes to ban e-cigarettes from city property

36 councillors voted in support of the ban and two voted against. The approval means City of Toronto employees will not be permitted to use e-cigarettes in municipal work places. Council also requested that the general manager of solid waste management in
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:15

[Canada] Careless smoking sparks $60000 damage at city's tallest building

No one was injured as a thick, black plume could be seen billowing from the 16th floor of a west-facing unit at Landmark Place - formerly known as Century 21. "We're not sure if the cigarette came from the tenant at the source of the fire," said Fire In
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:51

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

[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
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21

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

[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

[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
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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