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[Florida] LETTER: Don't fall for Big Tobacco's ploy

trying to buy its way out of this accountability "problem" by paying 100 lobbyists to pass a bill that would result in Big Tobacco being treated differently....That AIF would support a Big Tobacco bailout without ever mentioning Big Tobacco really says it
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Mar 19, 2015 20:33
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Reynolds American’s CEO on Merging, Managing and Smoking

Journal talked to Ms. Cameron about the factors that go into a successful merger, the ability to recruit young workers to a tobacco company and the future profile of cigarette smokers...Employees love the vapor. They’re proud they’re offering these altern
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 1, 2015 12:53
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[China, North Carolina] The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

China National runs more than 160 cigarette brands, manufactured in about 100 factories across the country, and uses its earnings to invest in banks, luxury hotels, a hydroelectric plant, a golf course, and even drugmakers. Most of its money goes to its o
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2015 23:34
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[Tennessee] In a Florida courtroom, Nashville attorneys are fighting in the last great tobacco war | Cover Story

he's facing adversaries with virtually unlimited resources ...What the defendants don't want in Kerrivan is for Byrd, in full-on preacher mode, to characterize them the way he did the month before... "They have killed grandmothers and grandfathers," Byrd
Nashville (TN) Scene
added Feb 5, 2015 11:16
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[Canada] Proposed e-cigarette law changed soon after public scrutiny

Stephen McNeil's government began its retreat on banning flavoured juice and tobacco used in vaporizers almost immediately after the proposed law came under fire from the public, CBC News has learned. Documents obtained under Nova Scotia's Freedom of Inf
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 5, 2015 23:11
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[Florida] Plaintiff’s Attorney in Tobacco Suit: Reynolds’s “Outrageous Conduct” Killed Andrew Haliburton

Willie Gary, representing Dorothy Haliburton in her wrongful death suit against R.J. Reynolds, says Reynolds lied for years about the dangers and addictiveness of cigarettes. Dorothy Haliburton is suing Reynolds, claiming Andrew Haliburton’s nicotine add
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 4, 2014 21:05
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40,000 die of smoking-caused diseases every year in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of 15 countries with the highest numbers of smokers in the world, and around 40,000 Vietnamese people die of smoking-caused diseases every year – or more than 100 people per day, the health ministry has warned.
Tuoi Tre Newspaper (vn)
added Dec 1, 2014 06:41
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

returned a verdict of $27,010,000.14 ... “The addition of 14 cents is just as meaningful as the $20 million before it,” stated Mr. Byrd. “The jury understood our society should protect 14 year olds, not target them for profits as the cigarette industry do
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Florida] Counsel Debate Illness and Damages As Engle Progeny Tobacco Suit Goes to the Jury

Paul suffered from a smoking-related respiratory disease for 20 years, including the last half-decade of his life that “bordered on the horrific,” Baum’s attorney told jurors in closing arguments before asking for up to $24.9 million in compensatory damag
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:52
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[Florida] Cooper v. RJ Reynolds

Outcome Hung Jury - Mistrial / defendant tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris, and Liggett, argue that Cooper's larynx cancer did not "manifest" itself prior to the cut-off date to fall within Engle.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 30, 2014 18:13
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