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[District of Columbia] Federal Judge Remands Cigarette False Advertising Suit To D.C. Superior Court ($$)

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Feb. 8 remanded a false advertising suit against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. Inc. to a lower court after finding that it would be improper to consider the future brand value of its Natural American Spirit ci
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 11, 2017 00:06

Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study says

One in four teens who vape say they've used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as "dripping," new research finds. Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a stronger sensation in the throat and makes flavors taste better, according t
added Feb 11, 2017 00:05

Do E-Cigs Help You Break the Habit or Start One?

The longstanding debate over whether electronic cigarettes help stop smoking or encourage it now has its answer: They appear to do both. A much-talked-about study published earlier this week says that e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, may be a safe and useful
Consumer Reports
added Feb 11, 2017 00:03

Researchers find toxic metals in e-cigarette liquids

a team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports finding high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape. “We do not know if these levels are dangerous, but their prese
Consumer Affairs
added Feb 11, 2017 00:01

[Florida] Tobacco bond repealer is again postponed, this time in House

A House bill (HB 6011) that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds was “temporarily postponed” Thursday. With its Senate companion (SB 100) also indefinitely put off, the proposal’s fate is uncert
added Feb 10, 2017 23:58

[Florida] Senate will hear tobacco appellate bond cap repealer; a sop to trial lawyers?

The Senate is primed to hear a bill that would repeal the cap on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds. Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, and Rep. Danny Burgess, a Zephyrhills Republican, have filed measures for
Florida Politics
added Feb 10, 2017 23:57

[Australia] Horsham Rural City councillors back outdoor smoking ban

have welcomed an amendment to the state’s tobacco laws, which will see smoking banned in all outdoor dining areas from August. The changes to the legislation will also regulate the use of E-cigarettes and shisha tobacco in Victoria. Do you support a ban
Wimmera Mail-Times (au)
added Feb 10, 2017 23:55

Lawmaker kills bill to raise tobacco purchase age to 21 in Arizona

committee chairman Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler, said he won't hear the bill because he believes it puts an unnecessary restriction on 18-year-olds. The current legal age is 18. While cautioning that he's not a proponent of smoking, Weninger said it ca
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2017 23:51

No cigarettes until age 21? Arizona considers raising age limit

House Bill 2335 would raise the age restriction to buy tobacco products to 21 from 18. Supporters say the higher purchasing age could deter the start of smoking The bill was inspired by Cottonwood teens who convinced their city council to raise the sales
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2017 23:49

[Asia, Korea - South] Foreign tobacco firms levied taxes on profit from hoarded cigarettes

two foreign tobacco companies accused of pocketing profits by hoarding...The National Tax Service and the Ministry of Interior ordered Philip Morris Korea to pay 218 billion won in taxes and British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea 89 million won, and plan t
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Feb 10, 2017 23:46
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