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[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
Law360
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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[Canada] VIDEO: Alberta’s new tobacco law targets flavoured tobacco, but exempts menthol

WATCH: The Alberta government is cracking down on flavoured tobacco, but opponents say the health minister has caved to Big Tobacco.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Nov 14, 2014 16:56
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More Engel cases dropped in Florida, including at least 11 involving Reynolds

A federal judge in Florida approved on Wednesday the dismissal of 12 Engle progeny cases and the removal of 12 abandoned cases. At least 11 cases involved R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., including at least 10 of those abandoned. The rulings were made by Willi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2015 06:05
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[Florida] Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision

“Although we are disappointed by the decision, we will continue to challenge the constitutionality of these trials as appropriate,” added Garnick. “Even under the current rulings, we have demonstrated our ability to manage these cases over the last five
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2013 04:13
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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] PLATT: Clearing the smoke — unlike other places, no rush to judgment on indoor vaping in Calgary 33

these are metals you don’t want to be passively inhaling and proof that for once, Calgary city council’s decision to meddle in an issue outside of taxes, trash and transportation is probably a good thing, even if the motivation is hazy.
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 13:44
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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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Rise of e-cigarettes sparks tobacco industry plans

Will e-cigarettes be taxed like regular cigarettes and face the same marketing restrictions or be treated as a safer alternative for smokers that should be encouraged? Tobacco manufacturers are banking on the latter. The third-largest tobacco organizat
PR Week US
added Oct 29, 2013 16:18
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