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[Wyoming] Editorial board: Increase the tobacco tax

It’s too early to say exactly how much we should increase the tax, but it has to be enough to make a difference, both in preventing smoking and in our state’s bank accounts. We must examine our priorities as a state – and both physical and financial heal
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Oct 28, 2015 16:20
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[Florida] George Zimmerman's Twitter meltdown: Killer shares photos boasting about his freedom and sickening racist rant at Obama just hours after posting image of Trayvon's dead body

Zimmerman followed up the post with a picture of his beach view and a cigar, with the words: 'As much as I love owning all you trolls I have to work... On my tan!'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 28, 2015 22:14
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds hit with $34.7M verdict for family of Air Force sergeant who died of cancer

Jones Day partner David Monde argued that O’Hara’s family had already been fairly compensated by the $14.7 million award. Monde also argued that punishing R.J. Reynolds for the actions of its previous executives and board members was unfair. “You’re punis
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 16, 2015 10:59
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[Florida] Tobacco Titans Slapped with $10.5M Verdict in Lung Cancer Case

The award includes a $9 million punitive verdict jurors leveled Friday against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Lorillard in John McCoy's Engle progeny suit against the tobacco makers. Last Monday, jurors awarded McCoy $1.5 million in compensatory dama
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2015 13:32
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[North Carolina] Can Imperial compete with Reynolds and Altria? For Greensboro’s sake, it better

in her written dissent, FTC Commissioner Linda Brill also laid out the perils...Imperial is getting only Reynolds' and Lorillard’s weakest brands — including Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick--while Reynolds gets Newport, the top-selling menthol cigarette
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Jun 10, 2015 11:42
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[North Carolina] Imperial Tobacco revenue off 4 percent, company confident of deal

is a key third-party participant in Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion offer to buy Lorillard Inc., essentially to acquire the Newport traditional cigarette menthol brand. Imperial has agreed to pay Reynolds $7.1 billion for Lorillard’s operations in
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 7, 2015 13:35
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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 7, 2015 12:42
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[Wisconsin] Oshkosh once home to booming cigar industry

Larry Spanbauer, a local historian and secretary of the Oshkosh Memorabilia Club, has discovered a little known fact about Oshkosh - it once had a booming cigar industry. After two years of research, he recently published a book detailing how Oshkosh ma
Washington Times
added Mar 30, 2015 21:02
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[Florida] Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

"Paul Pollari tried to quit many times and switched to light cigarettes, which he mistakenly believed were safer," McPharlin said. "He never knew all the things tobacco companies were doing to make cigarettes more addictive."
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Mar 28, 2015 06:59
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Suffer $10M Blow In Engle Trial ($$)

compensatory damages verdict for Rose Pollari... The jury found that Paul Pollari was addicted to nicotine and that his cigarette smoking was the cause of his fatal lung cancer, allocating 42.5 percent of the responsibility for his smoking-related ailment
Law360
added Mar 25, 2015 12:04
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