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[Canada] Quebec tables bill to crack down on e-cigarettes

"You won't be able to smoke anywhere you smoke a real cigarette. You won't be able to smoke in a restaurant. You'll have to be nine metres from the door...All the laws that are there for regular cigarettes, you're going to have to respect that," said Luc
CBC News (ca)
added May 11, 2015 14:48

[Florida] Tobacco’s costly legal waiting game takes $20 million hit

attorneys who said they have watched cigarette companies relentlessly drag out litigation don’t share Sweda’s optimism that settlement talks with tobacco lawyers are in their futures. ”I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” said attorney James Gustaf
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2014 10:49

[Florida] Plainitffs' Firms Push 11th Circ. To Uphold Engle Findings ($$)

More than 30 law firms representing plaintiffs in Engle tobacco litigation urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to reject R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s contention that the cases violate its due process rights, arguing that such a finding would threaten t
added May 15, 2013 08:47

Big Tobacco loses in Florida high court

Polston concluded tobacco companies had all the notice and opportunity they needed to defend all theories of liability. The Engle jury heard more than 150 witnesses and received thousands of pages of documents and exhibits, he noted. "We decline the def
Daily Report
added Mar 19, 2013 02:16

FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41

[Canada] BELCHETZ: The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consid
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:07

[Washington] Roll your own cigarette store find loophole to open back up

President Obama signed a part of the Highway Transportation Bill . . . So Alexander and other owners across the country found a loophole with the help of lawyers, changing the store fronts from retail locations to Private Member Only Clubs.
KNDO-TV (Yakima, WA)
added Sep 14, 2012 07:40

[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38

[Canada] Ontario's flavoured tobacco ban 'comprehensive,' says researcher

The Ontario government`s move to ban flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, would make the the province a leader in tobacco laws... "Menthol is the one flavour youth actually use. So about 30 per cent of youth smokers smoke a menthol brand, tha
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:56

[Florida] Fla. Smoker's $37M Win Against Philip Morris Upheld ($$)

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $37 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case brought by a smoker who claimed cigarettes caused her emphysema, saying a trial judge properly refused to overturn a jury's verdict against t
added Jul 3, 2012 01:44
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