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Ortega Premium Cigars has filed a lawsuit against Reynolds America, Inc. (RAI) over the latter’s use of the name Vibe. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Eddie Ortega, who is the sole owner of Ortega Prem
added Apr 26, 2018 01:27
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Smoking Is Off Limits at Disney. What Will That Mean With Fox in the Fold?

Now antismoking advocates want Mr. Iger to extend that rule to all future youth-rated films (G, PG, PG-13) made by Fox and its Fox Searchlight specialty label, which are among the assets that Disney is buying from Rupert Murdoch for $54.2 billion. Among
New York Times
added Apr 25, 2018 23:12

Juul to Ramp Up Efforts to Combat Underage Use of E-Cigarettes ($$)

Juul Labs said Wednesday it would support state and federal measures that would restrict tobacco purchases to people age 21 and older. The company, one of the most popular sellers of such products in the U.S., also said it would spend money over the next
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 25, 2018 22:59

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Industry groups demand review of proposed Tokyo ordinance for smoking ban

Restaurant and other industry groups here are fiercely opposing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's proposed ordinance... On April 24, four industry groups whose members include restaurant and tobacco shop operators filed a petition with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 22:46
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Illinois Senate votes to raise minimum age to buy cigarettes, vaping devices to 21

Chicago Tribune
added Apr 25, 2018 22:44
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Illinois Senate votes to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The Senate voted 35-20 on Senate Bill 2332 which now goes to the House. The legislation would raise the age to legally buy tobacco to 21 across the state. Several cities around the state have voted to raise the age to buy tobacco locally. The Peoria Cit
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Apr 25, 2018 22:40

[UK] E-cigarettes could become 'lifestyle choice' before long-term effects realised, health expert warns

People who smoke e-cigarettes could be at risk of adopting the products as “long-term, lifestyle choices” due to the way they’re marketed, a health expert has warned.
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 25, 2018 22:30

ASCHWANDEN: There’s Still No Such Thing As Sound Science / Scott Pruitt wants to base EPA decisions on a kind of science that doesn’t exist.

The idea was pioneered by the tobacco industry to undercut research showing that its products were harmful. The doubt-makers’ trick was to insist that policy be based solely on “sound science,” and then to define “sound” in a way that ensures that nothin
added Apr 25, 2018 21:38

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 4/18/2018-4/25/2018

04/25/2018 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul L. Friedman: Status Conference held on 4/25/2018. Parties inform the court of an agreement for dispute resolution. Proposed order to be submitted for the court’s review and approval.
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 25, 2018 20:43
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BREAKING: Tobacco Cos. Settle Long-Running Health Warning Dispute ($$)

Major tobacco companies and the federal government on Wednesday told a D.C. federal judge they have agreed on language for public health warnings on tobacco product websites and packaging, ordered more than a decade ago to resolve charges of racketeering
added Apr 25, 2018 20:35
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