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[UK, USA] FTC Ups Scrutiny Of $27.4B Reynolds-Lorillard Merger ($$)

to determine whether...Imperial Tobacco...would be able to sufficiently compete in the U.S....proposed deal is still subject to potentially intense antitrust scrutiny as it consolidates most of the U.S. tobacco market in two major competitors with Altria
Law360
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21
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[Canada] Richmond Hill youth among those urging smoke-free movies at TIFF

As part of an initiative called “Directors Cut” by the Canadian Cancer Society, the aim is to promote the idea that all movies in Ontario rated for children and teens (G, PG, and 14A) should be smoke free.
York Region (ca)
added Sep 9, 2014 23:40
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Big Victory at Florida Supreme Court is Bad News for Cigarette Manufacturers

The majority clearly recognized and emphatically rejected the industry’s fundamental argument. “At its core, the defendants’ due process argument is an attack on our decision in Engle to give the Phase I findings res judicata – as opposed to issue precl
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 20, 2013 00:24
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[Canada] VIDEO: A tale of two tobacco farms

The government buyout package, offering $1.05 per pound of tobacco for a total value of $300 million, placed Ontario’s 1,083 tobacco quota holders squarely at a fork in the road – accept the package and abandon a livelihood, or stick with a crop that for
Norfolk News (ca)
added Mar 10, 2014 13:22
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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FL Supreme Court Accepts Review in Douglas;Favorable (PDF) ($$)

Although we do not expect the Florida Supreme Court to find that the Engle progeny trial structure violates Florida Law or Due Process, we believe that their likely adverse ruling should still ultimately increase the likelihood of US Supreme Court review.
Morgan Stanley
added May 16, 2012 13:19
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[Canada] Grant: Illegal tobacco is costing Alberta $100M a year

Contraband tobacco is setting up shop in Alberta. That means lost tax revenues for the province, circumvention of health standards and regulations, and easy access to tobacco for minors...Alberta raised tobacco taxes by more than 10 per cent in the spri
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:23
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[Canada] FORSEY: Smoke-free outdoor spaces sought

From Jan. 19-25, Cape Breton District Health Authority will join its partners to celebrate National Non-Smoking Week. If you smoke, use this time to consider quitting; or if you are interested in creating smoke-free outdoor spaces in your community contac
Cape Breton (NS) Post (ca)
added Jan 6, 2014 20:53
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco challenges Quebec ban on tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco has launched a legal challenge of certain parts of Quebec’s tobacco-control law and is asking a judge to strike them down on constitutional grounds. The company has filed an application for judicial review with Quebec Superior Court, sa
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 3, 2016 17:33
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[Canada] Montreal Borough Bans All E-Cigarettes

One Montreal borough has taken the lead on the regulation of e-cigarette use. Come January 20th, e-cigarettes/vaporizers will be officially banned in Montreal-Nord, reports TVA.
MTL BLog (ca)
added Jan 16, 2015 15:07
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