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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Challenge Use Of Engle Findings In High Court ($$)

Tobacco companies are pitching their arguments that federal law bars smokers from using the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims once more, this time in three appeals to the U.S. Supreme C
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:58
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says No Error In Engle Case Jury Instructions

upheld a Florida federal jury’s verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Co. in an Engle progeny suit that alleged the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking cigarettes, saying that the judge didn’t err in instructing the jury on the statute of limitations.
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:56
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22nd Century Now Free of Restrictive License Agreement with British American Tobacco

the Company has recommenced discussions with global tobacco companies and international pharmaceutical companies that have expressed strong interest in a business relationship with 22nd Century but were, until now, unable to enter into a licensing agreeme
Business Wire
added Sep 27, 2017 21:45
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[Asia, Pakistan] EDITORIAL: Decision on tobacco

Allegations of interference by the tobacco industry in price reductions should be investigated instead of being taken lightly as it is unethical for the corporate sector to influence government orders. This was done in the way of the Ministries of Nation
Express Tribune (pk)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:33
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Hasten passing of tobacco laws tobacco control

With such blatant disregard to legal provisions and international treaty obligations, the tobacco industry’s typical threats of loss of employment, loss to tobacco farmers, increasing illicit cigarettes and now the increased use of illicit cigarettes by
The Star (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:29
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[Norway] Swedish snus company sues Norwegian state over neutral packaging

Swedish Match is taking the Norwegian state to court as it seeks an injunction to delay neutral packaging. A change in Norwegian law requiring all tobacco products to be given neutral packaging is set to be tested in court.
The Local (no)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:50
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how some local governments are keeping the number of tobacco retailers in check

Measures to restrict tobacco retailer licensing and density are one way to combat the impact of tobacco retail marketing—also called point-of-sale marketing—which is linked to impulse purchases of tobacco products, an increased likelihood of young people
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 27, 2017 06:43
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[UK-Scotland] Professor Harry McQuillan: Winning the fight against smoking

The success of the Scottish Government’s strategy, “Creating a tobacco-free generation: A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland,” was evaluated in a report published at the end of August by NHS Health Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, who carried
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 27, 2017 00:12
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal 25-stick packs have entered the market, says coffeeshop proprietors body

According to the Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA), these large packs have been gaining smokers in the market which may mean that smokers of illegal cigarettes are now smoking more than what they are used to.
The Edge (my)
added Sep 26, 2017 16:09
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Suit By Smoker's Widow to Blow Back into Florida Court After 2016 Hurricane Caused Mistrial

Wallace v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-052862. As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida’s east coast, Judge George Maxwell, of Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit, declared a mistrial early last October in Fontaine Wallace’s claim that a tobacco industry conspir
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:59
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