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[New Zealand] Hiding cigarettes in supermarkets 'PC-madness'

Cigarette smokers are being made to feel "dirty" as one of our biggest supermarket chains takes the fight against tobacco to a new level. . . . "Being handed a pack of cigarettes hidden in a bag makes me feel dirty," said one New World customer, a smoke
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 21, 2012 02:02
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[Canada] Tobacco Lawsuit Dismissed

An unusual, $500-million class-action lawsuit by tobacco farmers that accuses the federal and Ontario governments of turning a blind eye to contraband tobacco, seriously undermining the legal cigarette industry in the process, has hit a brick wall.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 16, 2012 11:59
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[UK] Town declares parks smoke-free

A number of parks in a town are to be declared "designated smokefree sites". Signs will go up at entrances to 13 parks and playing fields in Blackpool, Lancashire, to warn visitors that children need protecting from smoking in open air.
Ashbourne News Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 14, 2012 22:01
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Atlanta Curbs Smoking, Part of Wave of Southern Bans

The South may still lead the nation in cigarette use, but the number of places where smokers are embraced with Southern hospitality is shrinking rapidly. More than 200 cities, large and small, across the Deep South have outlawed smoking in bars, restaura
New York Times
added Jul 21, 2012 05:42
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[South Africa] Stricter tobacco regulations

Free Market Foundation executive director Leon Louw, a nonsmoker, says the proposed changes to the law are unbalanced and that laws should protect the rights of both smokers and nonsmokers.
Financial Mail (za)
added Jul 13, 2012 16:37
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[Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa] INVESTIGATION: Tobacco giant, British American Tobacco, caught in intensive smuggling, corporate espionage

Following events in South Africa, the BBC in July 2008 aired a documentary, 'Bannatyne Takes on Tobacco', which looked at BAT's tactics in Africa and revealed that the tobacco multinational was breaking rules in Nigeria, Malawi and Mauritius.
Premium Times (ng)
added Jul 9, 2012 09:05
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[Florida] Cigar shop owners take action on possible regulations

With the law not specific yet on cigar regulations, the cigar industry wants Congress to protect premium brands from standards imposed on cigarettes, such as requiring new health-warning labels, banning certain flavors and limiting the sizes and shapes o
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jul 2, 2012 00:45
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Royal Oak (MI) Daily Tribune
added Apr 29, 2010 00:00
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Florida appeals court orders another new trial for Reynolds in Engle case

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is the beneficiary of another Engle progeny trial verdict reversal by a Florida appeals court. The case involves the largest pending jury damages awards against Reynolds — $13.97 million compensatory and $25 million punitive —
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2017 22:13
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Japan Tobacco's new CEO lights up Imperial with M&A talk

sparked takeover speculation on Tuesday by naming a new chief executive who wants the world’s third-largest international tobacco maker to do more overseas acquisitions to offset falling cigarette sales at home. Shares in British tobacco company Imperial
Reuters
added Nov 23, 2017 00:21
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