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[Florida] VIDEO: Spring Hill former smoker suing big tobacco

Wednesday the former letter carrier told a jury in a Brooksville courtroom in his gravelly voice that big tobacco is to blame for his addiction. "I'm a person of faith. I believe in the hereafter. I'm not afraid to die but what I am afraid of is to die
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:21
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[Florida] Longtime smoker Rizzuto wins $12.5M verdict in cigarettes trial

A jury of six people found that two cigarette companies were largely responsible for John Rizzuto's lung disease and awarded him more than $12 million late Friday. The jury in Hernando County decided that Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group owes Rizzuto
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:14
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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[Maryland] Another Tax Hike On Cigarettes And Cigars Gets Kicked Around

Tobacco lobbyists and anti-smoking advocates went head to head in a high-stakes hearing Wednesday on the legislature’s latest proposal to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3. The tax rate on cigars would triple from 30% to 95%.
Citybizlist
added Mar 15, 2013 06:57
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[Oregon] PSU professor helps uncover how tobacco companies avoid $1 billion in taxes

James F. Pankow, a professor of Chemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering at Portland State University (PSU), provided important analytical measurements for Bloomberg News in a recent article discussing how some tobacco products are being sold in t
The Oregonian blogs
added Mar 11, 2013 02:49
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[UK] Renewed bid talk lifts Imperial Tobacco

Tougher than expected market conditions were undermining Imperial’s investment in brands and innovation, suggesting it may be time to consider plan B, Deutsche Bank said. “Consolidation has usually been the fate of the smaller international tobacco play
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 3, 2013 13:28
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Laos sets up tobacco control fund

Prakit Vathesatogkit, the secretary general of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations, said on Wednesday that the Lao cabinet had established a tobacco control fund, that will receive a contribution of 2% of tobacco companies' profits,
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jan 24, 2013 12:48
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale woman's big money verdict against tobacco company tossed out

A state appellate court ruled Wednesday that a new jury should decide how much in damages to award a Fort Lauderdale woman who had won a whopping $300 million verdict against tobacco giant Philip Morris.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Dec 12, 2012 21:57
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RYO Tobacco Machine Industry Loses Appeal

This week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an injunction preventing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)from treating retailers with RYO machines as tobacco manufacturers. By lifting the trial court’s injunction, the court pav
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Aug 22, 2012 15:30
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[Canada] Tobacco Lawsuit Dismissed

An unusual, $500-million class-action lawsuit by tobacco farmers that accuses the federal and Ontario governments of turning a blind eye to contraband tobacco, seriously undermining the legal cigarette industry in the process, has hit a brick wall.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 16, 2012 11:59
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