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[New York, Virginia] A.G. Schneiderman Announces New Charges After Foiled Murder-for-hire Plot In Massive Eastern Seaboard Cigarette Trafficking Case

A.G. And NYPD Thwart Plot By Jailed Defendants In Cigarette Ring That Laundered More Than $55 Million In Illegal Proceeds; Dodged More Than $80 Million In New York Taxes Schneiderman: This New Indictment Is A Result Of Our Relentless Fight Against Organ
New York State Attorney General
added Oct 30, 2013 14:49
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Smoking Long or Ultralong Cigarettes Increases Risk of Lung Cancer

"While the significant risks of smoking are well known and accepted, very little information exists on the health risks of different sizes of cigarettes," said Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FCCP and President of the ACCP. "This study indicates that there is an ad
MarketWired
added Oct 28, 2013 01:17
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American Thoracic Society Urges Quick FDA Action on Regulation of All Tobacco Products

Today, e-cigarettes and cigars are being manufactured, marketed and sold without any FDA regulations. No warning labels, no disclosure of ingredients, no requirement for safe manufacturing practice, no advertising restrictions. ... ATS calls on the FDA t
Newswise
added Sep 23, 2013 04:47
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[Europe] Bulgarian cigarette prices expected to increase by 30% due to EU tax

As a result of the new minimum excise duty rates introduced by the EU, the price of cigarettes in Bulgaria is expected to go up by 30% or BGN 1-1.20 in the next four years, Bulgarian daily 24 Hours reported.
Standart News (bg)
added Sep 8, 2013 11:48
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are defective

What this means is that, as a matter of law in Massachusetts, any cigarette sold that addicts or maintains the nicotine addiction of consumers is defective. That would include just about every cigarette sold in Massachusetts.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 11, 2013 13:58
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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Panel: General Cigar can continue using Cohiba trademark in the US, despite Cuban challenge

A federal panel says General Cigar Co. Inc. can continue using the Cohiba (co-HEE-ba) trademark on its cigars in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the nearly 16-year-old legal battle with Cuba's state-run cigar company over the signature Cuban cigar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2013 17:18
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Macedonia reaps a successful tobacco harvest

quick sale, higher quality and government subsidies are behind the successful 2012-2013 tobacco harvest.
Southeast European Times
added Feb 17, 2013 23:46
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[Louisiana] Shreveport tobacco business reinvents itself in wake of federal law

Because we can't offer the machines in a retail environment, we start a nonprofit smokers association. It's a federal association not unlike the United Way, but you've got local chapters." Rollers 20 offers roll-your-own cigarette machines that can be us
Shreveport (LA) Times
added Jan 16, 2013 06:45
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[Florida] $39M verdict against tobacco co. reversed in Fla.

A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach ruled Wednesday that a Broward County jury was unduly swayed by Cindy Naugle's poor health and the refusal of Philip Morris USA to admit past wrongdoing. The panel reversed its
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 13, 2012 08:38
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[Florida] High Court Won't Hear Tobacco Cos.' Engle Challenge ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC's call to review a $20 million judgment against them in an Engle progeny case, despite the companies' argument that their due process rights have been violated.
Law360
added Nov 26, 2012 16:25
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