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2013's Biggest Tobacco Stories

If there's one thing you can say about the tobacco category, it's that it's never boring, and 2013 was no exception. Here are five of the biggest news stories from this past year (in order of date):
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Dec 28, 2013 01:47
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[Massachusetts] EVANS V. LORILLARD TOBACCO CO.

Massachusetts High Court dismisses retains $35 compensatory damages award, overturns $81 million punitives award, sends deceptive trade practices claims back to lower court
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Sep 19, 2013 12:25
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FDA Cracking Down on RYO and Internet Tobacco Vendors

The agency has issued 10,000 tobacco retailer warning letters and four warning letters for cigarette or roll-your-own tobacco labeled as “pipe tobacco.”
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Aug 17, 2013 13:10
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[Australia] DAUBE: Why work with Big Tobacco?

tobacco company executives . . . know that they are in the business of peddling a lethal drug. But the outcomes of the work done by otherwise respectable consulting, advertising, public relations, lobbying and legal companies that work for Big Tobacco ar
The Conversation (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:44
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FDA Hires Sensis for Tobacco Education Campaign

Agency one of three working with Center for Tobacco Products to reduce usage
PR Web
added Aug 25, 2012 11:37
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[Virginia] Altria and Walmart at odds over proposed Henrico County store

Altria Group Inc. and Walmart are at odds over the retailer's proposed store in the Reynolds Crossing office park. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, has its headquarters there. "We've expressed our concern, in particular, the impact on ve
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 1, 2012 09:45
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[New York] Haverstraw village agrees to repeal tobacco display law

The village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees has approved the settlement with the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit against the village, challenging the village's local law restricting tobacco-product displays in stores.
Politics on the Hudson (The Journal News blog)
added Jul 17, 2012 19:49
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[New Jersey] Local Businesses See Scant Benefit From the Game That Can’t Be Named

Richard Yanuzzi, the owner of The Cigar Emporium near MetLife stadium, hoped that the Super Bowl would lead to a boom in business. ... But he canceled those plans after some customers who are lawyers advised him against it, and after online research dem
New York Times
added Jan 28, 2014 08:24
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Janna Ryan, Paul Ryan's Wife, Lobbied For Cigar, Nuclear, Pharmaceutical Industries

husband in late 2000, but by all accounts she was an effective lobbyist before that. Over just three years, Ryan's 20 corporate clients paid more than $2.7 million in lobbying fees to her two employers, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Williams & Jensen, accor
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 14, 2012 21:15
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Nicola Roxon, Attorney-general, Australia: When trade marks and health collide

Nicola Roxon took on Big Tobacco with a law in Australia that prioritises public health over trade mark rights. IP owners will wait to see which countries -- and which products -- could be next
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added Jul 19, 2012 14:17
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