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[Florida] Setback for Philip Morris in Two Tobacco Cases

The rulings settle a division between the state's intermediate appeals courts on how the statute of repose applies to claims by longtime smokers. Tina Russo is the plaintiff in the first case, standing in for her mother, Phyllis Frazier, who di
Courthouse News
added Apr 8, 2015 10:56
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Here's the Key Tobacco Industry Question The Florida Supreme Court Just Adopted

The unanimous court rejected jury instructions sought by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling their wording would have kept juries from considering evidence of reliance on tobacco industry pronouncements before the 12-year repose
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Apr 4, 2015 22:56
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Florida High Court Decision Leads to Engle Mistrial, Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of March 30

Judge Jack Tuter declares a mistrial in Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds, hours after two Florida State Supreme Court decisions making it easier for Engle progeny plaintiffs to establish fraudulent concealment claims. Watch Judge Tuter's address to the jury here.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:22
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[Canada] Six Nations tobacco manufacturers to self-regulate

Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council has approved a draft law to allow the Six Nations' tobacco industry to self-regulate as a way to combat new laws criminalizing unregulated tobacco trafficking. The confederacy voted Feb. 7 to approve the draft law
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Feb 13, 2015 16:41
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FDA Regulations Threaten Cigar Industry Shutdown

“Some domestic producers may cease to sell their products domestically or discontinue some products. Foreign producers may cease selling their products to the US or reduce the number of distinct products they sell in the US.”
Town Hall
added Jan 26, 2015 18:14
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[Australia] Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes / Legal Issues

authors’ analysis sheds light on broader questions relating to the capacity of governments to regulate tobacco products and the tobacco industry, and to regulate in the interests of public health more generally. The answers to these questions are of vital
Elgar Online (Edward Elgar Publishing)
added Nov 19, 2014 16:12
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Serbia leader in the number of cigarettes smoked

“World Tobacco Atlas”, Serbia is leading convincingly in the number of cigarettes smoked during the year. A smoker from Serbia consumes 2.861 cigarettes per year. We can abandon the comparison that we are smoking like Turks, because smokers in Turkey smok
InSerbia (rs)
added Nov 6, 2014 15:33
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[UK] Half-smoked cigar belonging to Britain's greatest engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel goes on show - alongside the case he used for his 40-A-DAY habit

One of the most ingenious and prolific engineers in history, Brunel oversaw the building of 25 railway lines, more than 100 bridges and three ships - and was rarely seen without a cigar between his lips.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 18:44
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[Florida] LETTER: No Cigars, No Cigar Illness

What about tobacco’s impact on the national economy through increased medical costs and lost productivity, and on public health through more than 400,000 deaths a year? Nostalgia shouldn’t undermine the F.D.A.’s authority to regulate products that kill w
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:15
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Broken hearts, tension and anger at the tobacco auction floors

TENSION was high at various tobacco auction floors in Harare last week where angry growers said they were being cheated by unscrupulous buyers.
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Mar 18, 2014 01:12
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