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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Tobacco enforcement officers step up patrol

ENFORCEMENT officers will closely monitor smoke-free areas in the North as the Tobacco Control Regulation came into effect yesterday.
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 3, 2013 09:34
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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[West Virginia] Big victory for Big Tobacco in Kanawha County

"It's virtually a complete defense victory," said Jeff Furr, attorney for R.J. Reynolds. The jury of five women and three men did not find evidence that punitive damages should be awarded. They also decided cigarette companies weren't negligent designing
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 16, 2013 09:16
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Trust established to help Louisiana residents stop smoking

In late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program. ... In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised S
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 30, 2013 15:23
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[Maryland] Another Tax Hike On Cigarettes And Cigars Gets Kicked Around

Tobacco lobbyists and anti-smoking advocates went head to head in a high-stakes hearing Wednesday on the legislature’s latest proposal to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3. The tax rate on cigars would triple from 30% to 95%.
Citybizlist
added Mar 15, 2013 06:57
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[Oregon] PSU professor helps uncover how tobacco companies avoid $1 billion in taxes

James F. Pankow, a professor of Chemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering at Portland State University (PSU), provided important analytical measurements for Bloomberg News in a recent article discussing how some tobacco products are being sold in t
The Oregonian blogs
added Mar 11, 2013 02:49
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1st DCA sends smokers' case back to trial court

A 1st District Court of Appeal panel split 2-1 Friday in its ruling that the lower-court judge should have deviated from standard jury instructions and given added instructions sought by the R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 2, 2012 14:47
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[Australia, USA] WOODHEAD: Big Pharma's credibility goes up in smoke

Companies such as GSK (Zyban, Nicabate), Pfizer (Champix) and Johnson and Johnson (Nicorette) are active members of a conservative US lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). . . . If these Big Pharma companies are so committe
6minutes.com.au (au)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:07
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EDITORIAL: Who Wants Tobacco Business Dead in Africa?

if the concern of ITGA and tobacco farmers is that the FCTC will take away farmers' livelihood . . . If the concern of WHO FCTC is to reduce the burden of tobacco use, and prevent the death of millions of users and make plans for better alternative to t
Africa News (nl)
added Jul 10, 2012 14:51
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