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America's Most Wanted Tobacco Villains

This report and an accompanying infographic highlight the biggest tobacco threats to kids today. These include: The Usual Suspects: The tobacco industry aggressively targets kids with marketing for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Unfortunately, this m
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 22, 2013 12:17
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[Philippines] E-cigars found to have nicotine

THE Metro Manila Development Authority will back a ban on electronic smoking amid findings of addiction due to nicotine inhalation. Dr. Loida Alzona, head of the Health Public Safety and Environmental Protection ... said electronic cigars were no differen
Manila Standard (ph)
added Mar 19, 2013 01:56
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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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[New York] Haverstraw village agrees to repeal tobacco display law

The village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees has approved the settlement with the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit against the village, challenging the village's local law restricting tobacco-product displays in stores.
Politics on the Hudson (The Journal News blog)
added Jul 17, 2012 19:49
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Trade pact could weaken Australia's tobacco fight

There are concerns a new trade agreement between the US, Australia and several other Pacific nations could weaken Australia's defences against challenges to its planned tobacco packaging laws.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:46
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[Florida] Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Former Smoker In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

$1.3 million in punitive damages, bringing the total award to $2.4 million in the suit where she claimed that the misinformation spread about the harmfulness and addictive nature of cigarettes by a tobacco company led to her lung cancer (Linda Martin v. P
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 00:19
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[UK] Takeover bid from Japan Tobacco on Imperial Tobacco extremely unlikely, Citi says

The chief reason is that Japanese laws require the government to maintain a one-third stake in JT. To circumvent antgi-trust legislation JT might buy 60% of Imperial, but that would push its leverage, in terms of net debt to EBITDA to near 5%, far exceed
Digital Look (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 22:48
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[Florida] Appeals court tosses out $23 billion tobacco verdict

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in an 18-page ruling, blasted an attorney for the estate of Michael Johnson Sr., pointing to the "depth and pervasiveness" of improper closing arguments in the Escambia County case. "It is clear
Northwest Florida News
added Feb 25, 2017 00:54
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[Florida] Tobacco Giants Largely Avoid Blame In Engle Progeny Trial ($$)

Reynolds and Philip Morris on Friday emerged largely unscathed from a nearly $5 million Engle progeny trial, with jurors finding a deceased smoker mostly to blame for her own cancer and emphysema and awarding just $65,000, but finding that the tobacco gia
Law360
added Jul 2, 2016 17:47
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[Florida] Will This Supreme Court Decision Cost Altria Group Much More Than $25 Million?

Sweda talked to Altria CEO Marty Barrington... Barrington responded to Sweda's comments by acknowledging the risk but defending Altria's track record. "The company has done quite a good job of managing those risks," the CEO said, and "we could go down the
Motley Fool
added May 20, 2016 15:28
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