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[Canada] Final arguments under way in Quebec class-action tobacco suit

Final legal arguments began Monday in a landmark and 16-year multibillion-dollar battle pitting Quebec smokers against Big Tobacco. The plaintiffs – a group that includes an estimated one million Quebecers – are suing three Canadian tobacco manufacturer
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 23, 2014 06:35
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Florida appeals court denies punitive damages against Reynolds

In a second-quarter report filed in July, Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been rendered against the company and either the compensatory and/or punitive damages have been set or are under appeal. The list provides the pe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 4, 2014 14:17
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Middleton Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements (PDF) (15 MB)

Altria Group, Inc.
added Aug 21, 2014 01:34
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Regulatory Filings

PM USA Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products; Regulations on the Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Required Warning Statements / Nu Mark Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products / Middleton Comments on Deeming Tobacco Products
Altria Group, Inc.
added Aug 19, 2014 17:55
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[Florida] LETTER: No Cigars, No Cigar Illness

What about tobacco’s impact on the national economy through increased medical costs and lost productivity, and on public health through more than 400,000 deaths a year? Nostalgia shouldn’t undermine the F.D.A.’s authority to regulate products that kill w
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:15
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STATEMENT OF RONALD J. BERNSTEIN PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LIGGETT VECTOR BRANDS LLC BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

the renegade tobacco industry has also re-labeled “little cigars” as “filtered cigars” while making minimal changes to the weight of the product. This has created another tax dodge that has cost the federal government close to $900 million. Together wi
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:18
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GLANTZ: FDA inappropriately discounts health benefits of regulating ecigs and cigars by 70% because of lost pleasure of smoking

Anna Song, a professor of psychology, Paul Brown, a professor of economics, and I have submitted a public comment detailing why the FDA's decision to discount the health benefits of regulating ecigs, cigars, and other tobacco products by 70% is inconsist
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 3, 2014 14:53
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[Canada] Day 228: The paper chase

The testimony of marketing professor David Soberman had been interrupted ... questions served to give his witness the opportunity to explain why the plaintiff's marketing expert, Richard Pollay, was wrong in his assessment of the intent or impact of toba
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:47
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[Canada] Vaping: The battle for acceptance is rising

The vapour electronic cigarettes produce is all but odourless and, many argue, far, far safer than tobacco smoke for users and anyone within second-hand range. While odourless, however, so called e-cigarettes are producing the stench of controversy as th
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 21, 2014 17:27
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[North Dakota] PHOTO: Slick ways tobacco companies are targeting youth

Tobacco companies spend billions of dollars to advertise their products, with packaging that appeals to youth.
Wahpeton (ND) Daily News
added Mar 1, 2014 18:06
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