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[New York] U.S. court dismisses NY lawsuit against FedEx over cigarettes

In his ruling, Judge Edgardo Ramos noted that the complaint simply alleged that, sometime within a 10-year span, FedEx made shipments totaling over 10,000 cigarettes. “Without further details, there is insufficient factual content to ‘draw the reasonable
added Sep 29, 2018 12:50

[New York] FedEx Liable To NY, NYC In $681M Contraband Cigarette Case ($$)

The Southern District of New York has ruled on cross-motions for summary judgment, finding FedEx Ground Package System Inc. was liable for violations of Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act and Assurance of...
added Sep 29, 2018 12:48

[New York] Little Neck father and two sons busted for smuggling and selling untaxed cigarettes into NYC

“This smuggling ring raked in millions of dollars at the expense of New Yorkers,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. “Purchasing cheaper cigarettes from out of state and applying counterfeit tax stamps on them cheats both the state and city (Queens, NY)
added Sep 29, 2018 12:47

[New York, Virginia] Two plead guilty in untaxed cigarette case

Two New York men found with more than 400 cartons of cigarettes during a traffic stop in Exmore in November 2017 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of possession of untaxed cigarettes in Northampton County court. Adam Hussain, 23, and Ali Adbo Ali Alsam
added Sep 29, 2018 12:45
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[New York] Hempstead pair among 8 charged in multistate cigarette smuggling ring, says DA

Two Hempstead women along with six people from Brooklyn, Queens and Virginia were charged with running a multimillion dollar interstate cigarette smuggling ring, the Queens district attorney's office said Wednesday.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Sep 29, 2018 12:41

[New York] 'Modern-Day Bootleggers' Busted for Multi-Million Dollar Cigarette Smuggling Ring, Prosecutors Say

A group of smugglers made millions of dollars in illegal profits by buying cheap cigarettes outside of New York and selling them in-state with counterfeit tax stamps, prosecutors said. Nicholas Galafano, 56, of Queens, his sons Yaseen Galafano, 22, and
added Sep 29, 2018 12:39

[North Carolina] Federal Court Victory for Migrant Farmworkers Protects Their Right to Organize

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) — has worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of these workers. The union has successfully negotiated on their behalf with major employers, such as the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. But in 2017, North Carolina
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
added Sep 28, 2018 21:01

In These Red States, the Health of More Than 450,000 People Is on the Ballot / The Koch brothers and Big Tobacco are fighting initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Utah.

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers and which poured millions into persuading Republican legislatures to reject Medicaid expansion, are fighting the measures, but so far the group’s opposition has amounted mostly t
The Nation
added Sep 28, 2018 20:12

[New York] Roswell Park and URMC To Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco

teams from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center in an effort to better document and understand one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use. The five-year, $19.05 million competitive grant, awarded b
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
added Sep 28, 2018 14:38

[California] E-cigarettes versus nicotine patches for perioperative smoking cessation: a pilot randomized trial

E-cigarettes are a feasible tool for perioperative smoking cessation in veterans with quit rates comparable to nicotine replacement patch. Spirometry appears to be improved 8-weeks after initiating e-cigarettes compared to nicotine patch, possibly due to
added Sep 28, 2018 14:19
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