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[Florida] Avera & Smith Secures $2 Million Tobacco Case Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Family of Deceased Laryngeal Cancer Victim

family of Tyrone Dixon, who contracted laryngeal cancer and passed away in 1994 at age 38 as a result of his addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine. Mr. Dixon started to smoke at age 11 or 12 while growing up in Milton, Florida, and continued to smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 21, 2018 17:39

More U.S. stores likely sell cigarettes to minors than reported

Researchers determined that more than half of retail stores may be inadvertently, and illegally, selling cigarettes to underage buyers, according to the results published in JAMA Pediatrics. Federal estimates are based on single visits to stores, the re
added Aug 21, 2018 17:35

[North Carolina] AUDIO: Top UNC Leaders Condemn Confederate Statue Toppling

by reading from its 1913 dedication speech , by tobacco magnate Julian Carr, which praises Confederate veterans for terrorizing former slaves and making sure "the purest strain of the Anglo Saxon is to be found in the 13 Southern States."
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 21, 2018 17:34

Shocking moment 'drunk' passenger claims she works for easyJet during foul-mouthed rant at Ryanair steward who 'looked down his nose at her' as he politely asked her to be quiet

'Her husband joined in with the swearing at one point and the pair nearly had to be restrained on board. 'He was smoking an e-cigarette, and the cabin crew where made aware of it from multiple passengers, but they did not do anything and continued to let
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2018 16:03

[North Carolina] Should e-cigs be marketed as a public-health benefit? UK report adds new fuel to debate over efforts to reduce smoking

“The House of Commons committee report on e-cigarettes is science-based, rational and reasonable, and it will have absolutely no effect on health authorities and regulators in the U.S.,” said Brad Rodu, a professor of medicine at the University of Louisv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 21, 2018 13:11

Hawaii Federal Judge Bars Pro Se Complaint Against Brown & Williamson ($$)

A plaintiff previously deemed an “abusive litigant” in Hawaii federal court saw his latest efforts at litigating pro se — this time against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. — thwarted Aug. 16 by a different Hawaii federal judge, who found that the propose
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:08

Montana Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Of Tobacco Tax Initiative ($$)

Although conceding that a proposed ballot initiative regarding, among other increases, a $2 tax on cigarettes may contain a “mathematical misstatement,” the Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 15 refused to enjoin the state from putting the question to Montana
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:07

[Nebraska] Tribal Cig Cos. Say Justices Should Weigh ATF Records Row ($$)

Cigarette companies owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to pause its ruling that the companies must let the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives inspect their sales records, saying the case raises triba
added Aug 21, 2018 13:05
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[Michigan] Tribe Opposes Discovery Order Appeal In Mich. Tax Row ($$)

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community... The tribe opposed the appeal from various defendants, which include Michigan Treasurer Nick A. Khouri, who had argued U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul L. Maloney was wrong to rule that law enforcement investigative techniques sh
added Aug 21, 2018 13:04

Turkey moots new measures in bid to curb smoking

Measures outlined in a new "Tobacco Control Strategy Document and Action Plan" prepared by 20 government ministries and agencies include raising the age at which tobacco products may be purchased to 21, increased controls over smoking in enclosed spaces,
added Aug 21, 2018 12:59
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