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[USA] E-cigarettes face regulation by US Food and Drug Administration ($$)

The fast-growing electronic cigarette industry will face federal scrutiny for the first time under new rules unveiled by the US government on Thursday.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 24, 2014 16:30
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[Europe, USA] 2nd Circuit revives racketeer suit against tobacco company, says RICO law covers conduct outside US

A trial judge should not have dismissed a racketeering lawsuit in which 26 foreign countries accuse a major U.S. tobacco company of involvement in an international money-laundering scheme linked to organized crime groups, a federal appeals court has ruled
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Apr 24, 2014 14:22
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[Europe, USA] 2nd Circuit revives racketeer suit against tobacco company, says RICO law covers conduct outside US

A trial judge should not have dismissed a racketeering lawsuit in which 26 foreign countries accuse a major U.S. tobacco company of involvement in an international money-laundering scheme linked to organized crime groups, a federal appeals court has ruled
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Apr 24, 2014 14:22
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[Malaysia, USA] CHEAH: Open letter to President Barack Obama – Molly Cheah

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control...urges you to make your visit to Malaysia more significant than the last time a US President, Lyndon Johnson, visited Malaysia in 1966 by stating your irrevocable support for Malaysia's total tobacco carve-out propos
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Apr 24, 2014 11:28
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[Jersey, UK] More protection from second hand smoke

Jersey’s Health Minister says she’ll take “positive action” to stop smoking in cars. Deputy Anne Pryke is responding to feedback from a consultation in 2013. She says she wants to protect children from second hand smoke. The Minister will bring forwar
ITV Channel Television
added Apr 24, 2014 10:38
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[USA, New York] 11-2475-cv European Community v. RJR Nabisco (PDF)

We are satisfied that the European Community meets at least four, and possibly all five of the Filler factors, and therefore qualifies as an organ and agency of a foreign state...The suit accordingly comes within the diversity jurisdiction… CONCLUSION The
US Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit
added Apr 24, 2014 10:33
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[Europe, USA, New York] Second Circuit Revives RICO Case Against R.J. Reynolds ($$)

A unanimous Second Circuit panel ruled that 26 European countries can sue RJR for an alleged scheme in which criminal organizations used cigarette smuggling to launder money earned in the European narcotics trade.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 24, 2014 10:24
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[USA, New York] U.S. court revives Europe money laundering case vs R.J. Reynolds

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge erred... "With respect to a number of offenses that constitute predicates for RICO liability and are alleged in this case, Congress has clearly manifested an intent that they appl
Reuters
added Apr 24, 2014 09:29
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[Europe] Lung cancer set to catch breast cancer as the deadliest cancer amongst women

the biggest cancer killer among women “within the next few years”, leading experts have said, as more women who began smoking in the 1960s and 1970s succumb to the disease in old age. Across Europe, lung cancer in women, and pancreatic cancer in both me
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 24, 2014 09:15
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[UK] Brighton restaurant boss fined for flouting smoking ban

Ali Cill, 29, who runs Ottoman Cuisine, in Lewes Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to charges of failing to stop people from smoking inside his restaurant, when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. He was prosecuted last Thursday (17 April) by Brigh
Brighton and Hove News (uk)
added Apr 24, 2014 09:10
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