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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 03/12/18

ORDER #79-Remand granting 6250 consent motion to continue hearing. The hearing previously set for March 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. is continued to March 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on March 12, 2018.(MA) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
Tobacco On Trial
added Mar 15, 2018 01:20

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] SoCot raises alarm over ‘excessive vaping’ among minors

The provincial government of South Cotabato has raised alarm over the increasing number of minors in the area who were into vaping through the use of electronic or e-cigarettes. Karen Fulgar, child representative of the Provincial Council for the Protect
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:23

Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo

A new lab-based study has shown that when airway cells damaged by cigarette smoke are exposed instead to glo vapour, the biological effects caused by smoke exposure are reversed. glo is British American Tobacco's tobacco heating product (THP). It is des
added Mar 14, 2018 23:18

Tobacco settlement releases $34 million to North Dakota

has forced North Dakota to devote considerable resources and money to prove it diligently enforced its laws, according to Stenehjem, who said North Dakota won its first arbitration dispute, concerning funds withheld in 2003. If it had not prevailed, the s
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 14, 2018 23:11
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[South Dakota] Jackley: State Gets $27M Tobacco Settlement, Sues Drugmakers

Jackley's office said the agreement settles a long dispute over enforcement of a 1998 settlement that requires tobacco companies to compensate 46 states, including South Dakota, for public health costs from smoking-related illnesses. The companies had ar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 23:06
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[Florida] Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Ted Deutch Continue Efforts to Get Iran to Release Bob Levinson

Levinson worked for the FBI and DEA and went missing in 2007 during a private investigation case in Iran involving cigarette smuggling. Back in 2013, the Associated Press ran a story insisting Levinson worked for the CIA.
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:03

[New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia] Rocky Mount business owners charged in $25 MILLION cigarette trafficking ring

On January 31st of this year a complaint was filed in the Manhattan New York Federal Court against H&H Distributors located in Rocky Mount. The defendants are ANWAR ALSAIDI, MUSSA HAMZA, SHAREEF HASSAN, AMJED HATU and AKRAM SHAMAKH
Fighting Crime NC
added Mar 14, 2018 23:02

VIDEO: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's long-smoldering cigarette dispute with feds heats up

“They have wanted the documents, I think … so they can create problems for us with other states,’’ Monaghan said last week. “Every state deals with this issue of taxation and distribution (of cigarettes manufactured on Indian land). The ATF, I think, was
Omaha (NE) World Herald
added Mar 14, 2018 22:52

[Ohio] Columbus to begin enforcing fines on stores that sell tobacco to people under 21

The Tobacco 21 law in Columbus was enacted in early 2017. Now, Columbus Public Health is making sure shop owners aren’t selling any kind of tobacco product to people under the age of 21. In April, stores that aren’t following the rules could face a hefty
nbc4i (Dublin, OH)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:32

[Mid-east, Palestine] Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke

"I wish I could give up smoking - —not for my health, but because the government imposes such high taxes on tobacco," Ahmed tells The New Arab. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. "These taxes are the reason why I'm drenched in debt."
The New Arab (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:24
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