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[Florida] Surgeon General Makes 'Light' Cigs Tempting Lawsuit Target ($$)

The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it
Law360
added Jan 24, 2014 15:52
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Qatar’s tobacco challenge: 17 cigarettes a day and about 65,000 smokers in total

A new survey has revealed that there are about 51,000 cigarette smokers and 14,000 shisha smokers in Qatar. Some smoke up to 17 cigarettes a day. The 2013 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) was carried out by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in colla
JustHere Qatar (qa)
added Dec 3, 2013 14:03
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[USA] US cracks down on websites selling bidis, Indian cigarettes

US regulator FDA has warned two websites selling 'bidis' and Indian cigarettes of strict penal action for sale of adulterated tobacco products in America. In a warning letter issued to the two websites ... the two websites, desismoke.com and wantsmokes.c
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 11, 2013 15:15
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Loses $37.5 Million Battle Over Lung Cancer Victim

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has appealed the verdict, claiming that Grossman's husband, Jan Grossman, should be held responsible for Laura's death for "failing to change another person’s course of conduct.” As part of the court ruling, Grossman's husba
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 2, 2013 21:55
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Tobacco enforcement officers step up patrol

ENFORCEMENT officers will closely monitor smoke-free areas in the North as the Tobacco Control Regulation came into effect yesterday.
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 3, 2013 09:34
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[West Virginia] Big victory for Big Tobacco in Kanawha County

"It's virtually a complete defense victory," said Jeff Furr, attorney for R.J. Reynolds. The jury of five women and three men did not find evidence that punitive damages should be awarded. They also decided cigarette companies weren't negligent designing
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 16, 2013 09:16
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Trust established to help Louisiana residents stop smoking

In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. ... In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised S
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 30, 2013 15:23
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1st DCA sends smokers' case back to trial court

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel split 2-1 Friday in its ruling that the lower-court judge should have deviated from standard jury instructions and given added instructions sought by the R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 2, 2012 14:47
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[Florida] It's not smoking ... it's 'vaping'

E-cigarettes have grown up since a disposable cigarette facsimile with a weak battery began appearing in convenience stores a couple of years ago. The rechargeable next generation is sold in tobacco stores. It is composed of a rechargeable, battery-opera
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added Jun 18, 2012 14:12
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