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[Connecticut] Cigarette tax going up 25 cents for the second year in a row

The new law, passed last year, will raise the excise tax on cigarettes by 25 cents to $3.90. Coupled with the state’s sales tax, total taxes on cigarettes will reach $4.45 per pack, the second-highest in the nation.
Connecticut Post
added Jul 1, 2016 20:53
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Roberto Duran To Launch First Connecticut-Wrapped Cigar

Roberto Duran Premium Cigars is preparing to launch its first Connecticut-wrapped cigar at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show this summer.
Cigar Aficionado
added Jun 17, 2016 19:36
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Martin Luther King in Connecticut: Closer to a Promised Land / SLIDE SHOW King’s Tobacco Summers in Connecticut

King spent two summers working in the fields around Simsbury, and he later credited that time with helping him decide to enter the clergy...“After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation,” he wrote of that 1944 trip i
New York Times
added Jun 10, 2016 17:00
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[Connecticut] Lawmakers To Consider Whether More E-Cigarette Rules Needed

required the Public Health Committee to hold a public hearing to further examine the issue within 30 days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined e-cigarettes are tobacco products and subjected to the same restrictions as cigarettes. The FD
AP - Associated Press
added May 23, 2016 20:44
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[Connecticut] Conn. High Court Modifies Design Defect Standards ($$)

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently altered the legal landscape in Connecticut for design defect product liability claims. The case, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,[1] nicknamed by the media as the “Good Tobacco” litigation, has received attent
Law360
added May 19, 2016 22:06
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[Connecticut] Conn. High Court Modifies Design Defect Standards ($$)

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently altered the legal landscape in Connecticut for design defect product liability claims. The case, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,[1] nicknamed by the media as the “Good Tobacco” litigation, has received attent
Law360
added May 19, 2016 21:43
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[Massachusetts] Connecticut man pleads guilty to tobacco tax fraud / Singh could serve more than 45 years in federal prison

Singh worked as a tobacco products wholesaler from 2008 to 2012. He admitted to avoiding tobacco excise taxes on smokeless tobacco and cigars sold to convenience stores and gas stations.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added May 12, 2016 15:56
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[Connecticut] IZZARELLI v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY—CONCURRENCE (PDF)

The expectations of consumers, and even consumer awareness of open and obvious dangers, are not dispositive considerations in the risk-utility inquiry.
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
added Apr 25, 2016 23:19
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[Connecticut] BARBARA A. IZZARELLI v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Opinion

We are not oblivious to the irony that a member of an industry that for decades disputed the addictive effect and dangerous health hazards associated with smoking seeks to shield itself from liability by asserting that such dangers were well-known to the
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
added Apr 25, 2016 21:44
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[Connecticut] Court: Law doesn't bar suits against cigarette manufacturers

Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 25, 2016 20:50
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