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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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[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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[Florida] Million-Dollar Award, Plus Possible Punitives, in Tobacco Trial Over Fatal Lung Cancer

Jurors Friday awarded $1 million, plus potential punitives, to a Florida widow who claimed two of the nation’s leading tobacco companies were responsible for her husband’s death following a half-century of smoking. Marchese v. Philip Morris, 2013-CV-00284
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 4, 2015 11:40
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[Florida] In the U.S., one state is ground zero for tobacco suits

"They are being closely watched by interested persons throughout the country (because of) the way in which the case originated and the number of plaintiffs that have been able to prevail against the tobacco industry,"... Wall Street is also interested in
CBS
added Sep 21, 2015 08:42
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[Europe, UK] Giant palm-sized moths are invading Britain – attracted by cigarettes and alcohol

from the continent which are being carried over on warm winds - and attracted by tobacco and alcohol. Moth-lovers are hoping to catch the massive Convolvulus Hawk-moth using ornamental tobacco plants planted earlier this year, and wine soaked ropes.
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Sep 10, 2015 13:45
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Trial Aces: Lieff Cabraser's Richard Heimann ($$)

Heimann supervised the firm's prosecution of the tobacco industry in the 1990s, meticulously crafting a three-pronged approach to tearing down a mighty tobacco industry accused of downplaying the links between smoking and disease. Helping establish the
Law360
added Aug 31, 2015 20:51
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