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Corporate Disclosure Statement by LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY, R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

certify that, to the best of our knowledge and belief, LTC has ceased to exist as a separate entity. For that reason, LTC has no companies, subsidiaries, or affiliates that have any outstanding securities in the hands of the public, nor does any company o
Tobacco On Trial
added Jun 30, 2015 15:43
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[Asia-pacific] Blind agreement: reforming Australia's treaty-making process (PDF)

The committee is left in no doubt that in respect of the Commonwealth treaty- making process there is a groundswell for change backed by compelling evidence and practical suggestions for improvement. The committee received evidence from leading industr
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 'Serious stand' against vaporiser peddlers

More than 9,000 vaporisers were seized between 2013 and last year, said a joint statement from the Ministry of Health, Health Sciences Authority and the Health Promotion Board. These were mostly confiscated from individuals entering Singapore's checkpo
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:09
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[Pennsylvania] Justices OK Tobacco Fund Use but Question Lawmaking

The former beneficiaries of a state health care program were not entitled to the money from a 2001 tobacco settlement that funded the insurance, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided. But the court chose not to rule on a challenge to the Fiscal Code
The Legal Intelligencer
added Jun 30, 2015 15:06
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Alberta most like­ly in Canada to sell tobacco to min­ors, study finds

Alberta re­tail­ers sell to­bac­co prod­ucts to min­ors more fre­quent­ly than any­where else in the coun­try, a Health Canada-com­mis­sioned study says. The re­sults are “troub­ling,” es­pe­cial­ly after the prov­ince added a ban to sell to­bac­co to mi
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jun 30, 2015 15:02
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[New Jersey] Trenton City Council reconsiders smoking ban in parks

City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would prohibit the smoking of cigars, cigarettes, pipes and electronic cigarettes in city parks, recreational areas, city facilities and inside city vehicles. A similar measure was up for c
NJ.com
added Jun 30, 2015 14:26
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Judge Kessler’s Status Hearing: What a Difference a Month Makes…

Finally...with pleas about the rigors of adhering to a “summer schedule” ringing in her ears, Judge Kessler had pretty much heard enough. She said, basically, “Look, it’s ONE SENTENCE, you’re all lawyers, you could get this done in a DAY.”
Tobacco On Trial
added Jun 30, 2015 13:30
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, ET AL., APPELLEES v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED, ET AL., APPELLANTS (PDF)

the manufacturers maintain that these disclosures “force Defendants to vilify and shame themselves for past wrongdoing,” rather than “reveal the previously hidden truth” about cigarettes as required by our prior decisions
US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
added Jun 30, 2015 12:59
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Review: Sarah Hepola’s ‘Blackout,’ on the Darkness That Took Over Her Life

“I wore clothes that stank of hamper and Marlboro Lights, and it seemed to me that men got off on this new uncorseted persona,” she writes...“Death to the girl of the nervous fidgets, behold the woman with a beer in her hand and one endless cigarette.”
New York Times
added Jun 30, 2015 11:54
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