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[Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania] R.J. Reynolds receives favorable rulings from arbitration panel (PDF)

An arbitration panel has determined that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is entitled to approximately $266 million in disputed payments the company made under the terms of an agreement, known as the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), between cigarette manuf
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Sep 11, 2013 21:40
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[Florida] Smoking lawsuit testimony continues

Geraghty's argument was, in part, that tobacco addiction was common knowledge even a century before Rizzuto's birth. Henningfield, an addiction expert who works as a consultant and teaches at Johns Hopkins University, testified in favor of Rizzuto begin
Hernando (FL) Today
added Aug 18, 2013 10:38
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LETTER: Why jury found tobacco companies partly responsible for smoker’s death.

As a member of the jury, I would like to respond. … When we speak of responsibility, if you are a company selling an unusually dangerous product, designed to addict when used as directed, shouldn’t that come with some shared responsibility? At least towa
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added May 13, 2013 02:58
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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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[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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Teens and Tobacco Use: Why Declines in Youth Have Stalled

Tobacco use in dropped sharply between 1997 and 2003, but since then the rate of decline has slowed. Between 2009 and 2011, it nearly ground to a halt. Why?
TIME Magazine
added Aug 12, 2012 18:55
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[New York] Circuit Reinstates RICO Action in Sale of Contraband Cigarettes ($$)

The court rejected defendant Rodney Morrison's claim that the circuit's decision to certify questions on the New York Tax Law on cigarettes to the state's highest court indicated the law under which he was prosecuted was unconstitutionally vague.
New York Law Journal
added Jul 17, 2012 06:10
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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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[Massachusetts] Cigar lovers to FDA: A cigar isn't just a cigar

some in the cigar world are pushing to make sure their livelihoods and the products they enjoy don't go up in smoke. While the Food and Drug Administration has expressed its intention to regulate cigars under a 2009 law that gave it authority over the to
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2012 16:01
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