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[Florida] People Can Still Sue Tobacco Companies Over Health

It will also create the biggest target for more lawsuits related to the harmful effects of tobacco use...But fear of lawsuits...has taken a backseat to fears of being left behind in the consolidation of the tobacco business. Higher taxes, more public educ
24/7 Wall Street
added Jan 17, 2017 19:16
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[Canada] KREISMAN: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader

Carrie Fisher was a lifelong smoker who died at age 60 from a sudden heart attack...She had also fought mental health and addiction battles. The prevalence of smoking is disproportionately elevated in both of these groups...a meaningful public teaching mo
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 4, 2017 06:22
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[Africa, Tanzania] China interested in local tobacco

TANZANIA is contemplating selling its Tobacco produce to China but cautioned producers over a likely price drop of the traditional crop which constitutes 40 percent of the total export earnings.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Sep 7, 2016 17:53
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Austria's new tobacco law comes under fire

A new tobacco law is being pushed through the Austrian parliament despite the fact that it contains a spelling mistake that might make implementing the law a bit difficult.
The Local Austria (at)
added May 2, 2016 19:40
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[Canada] McGill could be next smoke-free campus

McGill University in Montreal is looking to join a growing list of smoke-free campuses in Canada. The Students’ Society of McGill University will vote Thursday night whether to implement the policy, which could take up to five years to carry out.
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 8, 2016 04:59
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[Canada] Tobacco “raids” as announced by the Sûreté du Québec padded with untruths

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Six Nations Police are refuting information released by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) this morning, claiming up to 60 arrests in “Aboriginal organized crime” on their territories.
Two Row Times (ca)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:12
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[Florida] $5M in Punitives, $14M Total, Slaps Tobacco Companies after Saturday Session in Fatal Cancer Trial

Jurors deliberated about four hours before reaching their decision Saturday, imposing $2.5 million in punitives each against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris for their role in the death of Karl Ahrens. The decision comes on the heels of Friday’s $9 millio
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 15, 2016 17:34
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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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[Oman] E-cigarettes, e-shisha banned in Sultanate

Electronic cigarettes and electronic shisha (hookah) are now banned in Oman in keeping with a decision taken by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACA). The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, a battery operated cigarette-like device, whic
Times of Oman (om)
added Dec 13, 2015 20:32
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[Canada] "Winding up" in Toronto

the prospect of litigation leading to a payout to tobacco companies while smokers and the governments that pay their medical bills get nothing raised a few hackles among the many who are battling these companies in court. Those hackles were expressed tod
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Nov 4, 2015 10:57
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