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Florida is epicenter of fight against Big Tobacco

Florida has 2,000 to 3,000 suits that descended from the Rosenblatts' class action, compared to maybe 100 pending antitobacco suits in all other states combined. Blood is in the water.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:47
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[Canada] Selby, Sweanor & Hughes: E-cigarettes could save the government billions

we need fit-for-purpose regulations aimed at harnessing market forces for the greatest possible reduction in smoking-related diseases. Governments have a responsibility to enact progressive regulations that allow citizens to reduce their exposure to dange
National Post (ca)
added Feb 26, 2014 11:44
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[Africa, Zambia] Japanese firm invests K12m in tobacco farming

Times of Zambia (zm)
added Jan 31, 2014 15:22
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[Florida] Appeals court overturns tobacco settlement due to Duval judge's 'critical misunderstanding'

ruled that a Duval County judge used flawed logic in 2011 when awarding a Jacksonville family nearly $15 million ... there has to be evidence that “addiction was the legal cause” of a disease, which the 1st District Court of Appeal said was not the case w
Florida Times-Union
added May 20, 2013 09:11
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Challenges to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging legislation – round 1 to the Australian Government

This note examines the High Court’s decision and the implications for the investor state arbitration claim. Expropriation of intellectual property rights – the High Court’s decision
Herbert Smith Freehills
added Oct 19, 2012 02:40
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[Canada] Quebec smokers v. 'Big Tobacco': $17.8B class action wrapping up

With nearly $18 billion on the line, lawyers for Quebec smokers and Big Tobacco began their final arguments Monday, in a landmark case that has been underway for years. Two groups representing an estimated 1 million Quebec smokers are suing three major C
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 22, 2014 23:23
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[Canada] Smoking while driving with kids is illegal

in some areas - including B.C. - it is already illegal to smoke in a vehicle if in the presence of children. Those caught smoking in a vehicle with children under 16 are subject to a $109 fine. Since 2006, several communities across North America have
The NOW Tri-Cities (ca)
added May 23, 2014 11:08
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[Europe] 32 of UK motorists want smoking ban in cars

New research from Motors.co.uk has revealed that under a third (32%) of Brits would welcome a ban against smoking in cars.
Motors.co.uk
added Oct 30, 2013 13:27
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[North Dakota] SWEANOR/WARNER: Their View: Measure 4 wrongly targets all tobacco products

By all means, North Dakota should have a much higher cigarette tax. But Measure 4's proposed increased tax on smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes sends the message that all tobacco and nicotine products are equally dangerous. This is not true and has the
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Sep 5, 2016 02:07
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[Canada] Hookah pipes banned in licensed Toronto establishments

Dozens of hookah bars across the GTA may soon be closing up shop after city council voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning the use of hookah pipes inside licensed establishments in the city. City councillors voted 34-3 in favour of the ban on the pip
CityNews CP24 (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:28
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