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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

[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

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

GRIER: The Case Against a Smoke-Free America

There is such thing as a refined taste for tobacco, and enjoying it in moderation.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Dec 20, 2012 12:08

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

[Czech Republic] Shining more light on tobacco company tactics

Two papers in PLoS Medicine this week highlight again the tactics used by the tobacco industry when attempts are made to regulate them.
PLOS Blogs
added Jun 27, 2012 13:37

[UK] Tobacco industry treated 'shabbily'

Lord Naseby has encouraged ministers to end a policy of keeping their distance from tobacco firms
MSN UK (uk)
added Jun 21, 2012 00:48

[Australia] DAUBE: Why work with Big Tobacco?

tobacco company executives . . . know that they are in the business of peddling a lethal drug. But the outcomes of the work done by otherwise respectable consulting, advertising, public relations, lobbying and legal companies that work for Big Tobacco ar
The Conversation (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:44

[Florida] New push to ban flavored tobacco in Deltona

The head of the Volusia County Health Department said children are getting their hands on candy-flavored tobacco products and getting hooked on smoking.
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Jun 5, 2012 15:01

[Indiana] New cigars celebrate lounge lifestyle

The Times of Northwest Indiana
added May 8, 2012 13:29
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