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[UK] Back of pack health warnings make little impact on teen smokers

suggests research published online in Tobacco Control. Pictorial warnings work better than text alone, but if positioned on the back of the pack are less visible and less effective, say the researchers. In 2008 the UK became the third European Union cou
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Sep 4, 2013 12:40
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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
Law360
added Aug 7, 2013 20:40
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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
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[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.
Novinite.com (bg)
added Apr 10, 2013 12:30
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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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[New Jersey] GIANFICARO: Fuming over smoking ban

After my column last week saluting New Jersey towns that have or are considering banning smoking in municipal parks and other public places outdoors, you’d have sworn I advocated banning free religion and pepperoni pizza.
phillyBurbs.com
added Mar 28, 2013 13:43
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[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
Law360
added Dec 17, 2012 01:12
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[Canada] GIFFORD-JONES: Mortality rate grim for lung cancer

lung cancer kills more women than breast and colon-rectal cancer combined. But there's hope for both sexes.
Saskatoon (Sas) Star Phoenix (ca)
added Aug 21, 2012 02:56
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[North Carolina] Smoking Ban Not Likely In Carolina Beach; Poll Shows Support

The Carolina Beach Town Council was informed earlier this week they do not have legal authority to ban smoking on the beach. The Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a proposed ban on August 14.
Island Gazette
added Aug 12, 2012 17:52
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[Malaysia] Tobacco players urge moderation in case of tax hike

Tobacco manufacturers have once again urged the government to take a "moderate" approach if the cigarette excise tax were to be increased in the upcoming Budget 2013.
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 7, 2012 14:16
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