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[Canada] City looks to ban smoking in public places

city council approved draft legislation aimed at banning all forms of smoking and use of vaporizers (such as electronic cigarettes, pipes or hookahs) from bus shelters, outdoor sports facilities, vehicles for hire, city-owned or leased facilities, parks a
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Sep 2, 2015 10:16

F.D.A. Warns 3 Tobacco Makers About Language Used on Labels

“The F.D.A.’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not marketed in a way that leads consumers to believe cigarettes with descriptors like ‘additive-free’ and ‘natural’ pose fewer health risks than other cigarettes, unless the claims have been scientific
New York Times
added Aug 27, 2015 21:58

[Canada] MARTIQUET: The unhealthy draw of a cigar

We may think cigars are links to power, wealth and fame, but they are just as likely to be linked to oral cancer, black teeth and lung disease … not so glamourous after all. There is no such thing as safe tobacco, however it is delivered.
Coast Reporter (ca)
added Aug 23, 2015 16:22


Larkin (personal representative of the estate of Carole Larkin) claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co concealed the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which fueled his wife Carole Larkin's addiction to nicotine and caused her fatal cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 1, 2015 15:37

[Florida] Counsel For Smoker's Addiction Win a $559,000 Verdict Over Tobacco Companies

Attorney Crane Johnstone with the Schlesinger Law Offices announced Friday, "The five week trial found three of the big four tobacco companies liable and the jury has awarded a partial verdict of $559,000 in past economic damages. Judge Thomas Lynch IV en
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2015 13:02

[Florida] Setback for Philip Morris in Two Tobacco Cases

The rulings settle a division between the state's intermediate appeals courts on how the statute of repose applies to claims by longtime smokers. Tina Russo is the plaintiff in the first case, standing in for her mother, Phyllis Frazier, who di
Courthouse News
added Apr 8, 2015 10:56

Here's the Key Tobacco Industry Question The Florida Supreme Court Just Adopted

The unanimous court rejected jury instructions sought by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling their wording would have kept juries from considering evidence of reliance on tobacco industry pronouncements before the 12-year repose (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 4, 2015 22:56

Florida High Court Decision Leads to Engle Mistrial, Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of March 30

Judge Jack Tuter declares a mistrial in Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds, hours after two Florida State Supreme Court decisions making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to establish fraudulent concealment claims. Watch Judge Tuter's address to the jury here.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:22

[South America/Caribbean] People work at export cigar factory in Dominican Republic

A woman packs cigars at an export cigar factory in Villa Gonzalez, Santiago province, Dominican Republic, on Feb. 19, 2015. Tobacco is the main agro-export product in Dominican Republic and the province of Santiago leads its production in the
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 21, 2015 23:01

[Canada] Six Nations tobacco manufacturers to self-regulate

Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council has approved a draft law to allow the Six Nations' tobacco industry to self-regulate as a way to combat new laws criminalizing unregulated tobacco trafficking. The confederacy voted Feb. 7 to approve the draft law
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Feb 13, 2015 16:41
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