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[Florida] Philip Morris, Others Can't Duck $2.5M Verdict For Fla. Widow ($$)

A Florida appeals court Wednesday affirmed a $2.5 million ruling against Philip Morris USA Inc. and two other tobacco companies in a so-called Engle progeny case, saying arguments about jury instructions and the plaintiff's closing remarks failed to just
added Aug 7, 2013 20:40

Lithuania plans to join UN protocol against illicit tobacco trade

Lithuania would thus join the Protocol on the Elimination of the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which supplements the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and take part in the creation of a global tracking and tracing sy
Lithuania Tribune (lt)
added Jun 14, 2013 17:44

[UK] Tobacco industry to fight 'standardised' cigarette packs in Europe

major cigarette manufacturers including Philip Morris International and Imperial Tobacco are keeping a close eye on developments in Europe, where policymakers are pushing through revised legislation on tobacco products. Among the European Commission's pr
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2013 15:20

Attorney for Delray Beach widower asks to make tobacco companies pay about $15M for wife’s death

On a contentious day in court, attorney Scott Schlesinger used tobacco industry memos to remind the eight jurors how misinformation, manipulation and deceit by the tobacco industry lured millions of Americans, like Helen Cohen, to take up a habit that th
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Apr 30, 2013 21:43

[Eastern Europe, Serbia] Bulgaria's Bulgartabac Permitted to Buy Bosnian Serb Tobacco Factory

Authorities in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) have given the green light to the sale of the heavily indebted Banja Luka tobacco factory to Bulgarian Bulgartabac. (bg)
added Apr 10, 2013 12:30

GRIER: The Case Against a Smoke-Free America

There is such thing as a refined taste for tobacco, and enjoying it in moderation.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Dec 20, 2012 12:08

[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker ($$)

Jones Day partner Stephanie Parker’s success in defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first of nearly 4,500 federal cases that have sprung from the Florida Supreme Court’s Engle decision has earned her a spot on Law360's list of Product Liability MV
added Dec 17, 2012 01:12

[Sudan] Tobacco sales ban in North Darfur leaves farmers with no livelihood

Tobacco farmers from North Darfur, Sudan, have asked the Islamic Fiqh Academy to find them an alternative livelihood following its prohibition of tobacco sales, according to a Radio Dabanga report.
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 8, 2012 03:54

Democratic National Convention Won’t Like North Carolina Tobacco Stocks AOI, RAI & LO, Should You?: Small Stock Gems

Tobacco stocks Alliance One International (AOI), Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard Inc. (LO) are based in North Carolina where the Democratic National Convention is taking place.
SmallCap Network
added Sep 4, 2012 18:30

[California] Ashes still hot on cigarette battle

Even with a law passed and new "no smoking" signs going up at Furman Park this week, those on the two sides of the cigarette debate still feel like arguing.
The Downey (CA) Beat
added Aug 18, 2012 19:33
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