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[California, Florida] Jacksonville cigar maker Swisher International wins reversal of $44.4 million verdict in federal antitrust case

In April, a California jury found Swisher liable for breach of contract and violation of federal antitrust laws concerning its actions with Trendsettah, a small cigar company. It awarded Trendsettah $14.8 million, which is tripled under federal antitrust
Florida Times-Union
added Nov 28, 2016 01:56

[California] Cigarette Contract Prices Rise

“This is not a surprise to us given the $2-per-pack tax increase that was just approved by voters in California,” Herzog said in her newsletter. The new California tax won’t go into effect until April 1, 2017. Voters in California opted to raise their
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 12, 2016 22:32

California voters to get chance to decide if cigarette taxes will go up by $2 a pack

A coalition of health groups including the California Medical Assn. has collected more than enough signatures to qualify an initiative for the Nov. 8 ballot that would raise the tobacco tax in California by $2 a pack, the group said Friday.
Los Angeles Times
added May 14, 2016 05:44

[California] Lawsuit turns up heat on e-cigarette maker

Diek says Lorillard ... is misleading consumers by claiming its e-cigarette brand, called BLU, is a safer and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes...Diek said he never would have purchased BLU e-cigarettes if the company had made him aware of t
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 9, 2015 11:46

[California] Palos Verdes Estates woman testifies in negligence suit against tobacco company

“When he was gone, I felt like half of me was gone,” 69-year-old Tajie Major said of former Navy Capt. William “Earl” Major, who smoked for decades....Her lawsuit, being tried before jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom, alleges Lorillard put sales over safe
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Jul 23, 2014 15:20

[California] Philip Morris Urges Tossing Of $12M Award to Smoker's Son

Philip Morris USA Inc. urged a California appeals court on Tuesday to overturn a $12.8 million jury award to a man whose father died of lung cancer caused by smoking, saying it was based on an incorrect measure of damages for loss of consortium.
added Jun 11, 2013 22:48

[California] $2-Per-Pack Tobacco Tax Clears First of Legislative Hurdles

The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved the bill in a 5-2 vote and the Senate Committee on Health approved it 6-2. All "yes" votes were Democrats. All "no" votes were Republican.
California Healthline
added May 13, 2013 14:06

[California] Study: Hookah no safer than cigarettes, just differently dangerous

more than 40% of college students had used a hookah, and many of them appeared to believe it was safer than cigarette smoking. Doctors are trying to dissuade folks of that notion. "The tobacco is no less toxic in a hookah pipe," according to the Mayo Cli
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 20, 2013 17:04

[California] LETTER: GALLEGOS: Secondhand smoke drifts regardless of scale

The health of the citizens of Glendale has been sold out to private retail tobacco interests ... I hope voters will remember this action next spring when Friedman and Najarian are both up for reelection to the City Council.
Glendale (CA) News-Press
added Jan 4, 2013 14:56

[California] Federal highway bill forces Fremont 'roll-your-own' cigarette store to close

Customers from as far as San Francisco flocked to the tiny roll-your-own store he opened in Fremont's Niles district last year.
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Jul 19, 2012 07:09
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