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The NAAG Tobacco Project

specializes in matters related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). Its staff is dedicated to helping the Attorneys General of the signatory States (“Settling States”) interpret, implement, and enforce this agreement. The Tobacco Project is
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
added Sep 25, 2013 08:37

NAAG LETTER TO FDA Re: FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes (PDF)

Dear Commissioner Hamburg, The undersigned Attorneys General write to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take all available measures to meet the FDA’s stated deadline of October 31, 2013, to issue proposed regulations that will address the ad
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
added Sep 25, 2013 08:33

Australia's Possible Nationwide Smoking Ban Will Be World's First

Australia is considering a ban on smoking to prohibit people from using "cancer sticks" which only endanger public health and safety. However, the Australian government will give smokers the option of using e-cigarettes to ease them into quitting the ris
International Business Times (au)
added Sep 16, 2013 11:41

[Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania] R.J. Reynolds receives favorable rulings from arbitration panel (PDF)

An arbitration panel has determined that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is entitled to approximately $266 million in disputed payments the company made under the terms of an agreement, known as the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), between cigarette manuf
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Sep 11, 2013 21:40

[Florida] Smoking lawsuit testimony continues

Geraghty's argument was, in part, that tobacco addiction was common knowledge even a century before Rizzuto's birth. Henningfield, an addiction expert who works as a consultant and teaches at Johns Hopkins University, testified in favor of Rizzuto begin
Hernando (FL) Today
added Aug 18, 2013 10:38

LETTER: Why jury found tobacco companies partly responsible for smoker’s death.

As a member of the jury, I would like to respond. … When we speak of responsibility, if you are a company selling an unusually dangerous product, designed to addict when used as directed, shouldn’t that come with some shared responsibility? At least towa
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added May 13, 2013 02:58

[South America/Caribbean, USA] Panel: General Cigar can continue using Cohiba trademark in the US, despite Cuban challenge

A federal panel says General Cigar Co. Inc. can continue using the Cohiba (co-HEE-ba) trademark on its cigars in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the nearly 16-year-old legal battle with Cuba's state-run cigar company over the signature Cuban cigar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2013 17:18

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

[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

[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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