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[Florida] 2 law firms sanctioned $9.1M for 'immense waste of judicial resources' in tobacco litigation

The law firms “are held to account for the immense waste of judicial resources and contempt shown for the judicial process occasioned by maintaining over a thousand non-viable claims,” the order says. “Counsel evinced a conscious disregard of their profe
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:15
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Obeying Court Order, FDA Revamps Tobacco Panel / Four members ousted from agency's tobacco advisory committee.

The shake-up follows a July 2014 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who ordered the agency to overhaul the committee, as well as prohibiting use of its 2011 report that found menthol as a cigarette additive is harmful.
MedPage Today
added Mar 7, 2015 13:19
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[Europe] Greens question reason for postponement of tobacco vote - maltatoday.com.mt

Greens says irony that Commissioner Tonio Borg promised Tobacco Directive would go through before the end of this European Parliament in April 2014, when EPP colleagues are at forefront of derailment.
Malta Today (mt)
added Sep 26, 2013 23:28
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SIEGEL: Federal Court Rules that Lawsuit Against FDA for Conflicts of Interest on TPSAC Can Proceed

I completely agree that the financial conflicts of interest by virtue of four of the TPSAC members having financial relationships with Big Pharma companies that manufacture smoking cessation products should be disqualifying. The TPSAC is directly recomme
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Aug 13, 2012 15:59
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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Tobacco Industry Works to Block Rules on E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette and cigar industries have enlisted high-profile lobbyists and influential congressional allies...documents obtained by The New York Times show that Altria last year distributed draft legislation on Capitol Hill that would eliminate the new
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2016 15:18
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[Canada] The editor is deceased: Fake science journals hit new low

Academic fraud has reached a new level of deceit as a “predatory” journal that prints low-quality research for cash has stolen the identities of a dead doctor and the head of a Canadian science funding agency. Sir Richard Doll was an eminent British epid
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Oct 27, 2015 10:07
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GLANTZ: FDA further damages its credibilty by throwing highly qualified and respected scientists off TPSAC

Here is the statement Tobacco Free Kids put out on March 5. I couldn't agree more.. FDA Errs in Removing Highly Qualified Scientists from Tobacco Advisory Committee – Decision Is Based on Misguided Court Ruling
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:40
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[UK] Did harsh contract send cigar firm's reputation up in smoke?

150 ago this week, a miserable and overworked young Leicester girl was taken to court by her taskmaster employers - but their strong-arm tactics backfired. Priscilla Langton was 12 when, in 1864, she left school to work at Leicester cigar- making firm, G
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Aug 16, 2014 16:47
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[UK] Julia Donaldson's cigar-smoking new character ignites contoversy

Julia Donaldson has said that she would "never encourage smoking in a children's book" after some readers went online to complain about her inclusion of a ne'er-do-well scarecrow character who attempts to impress a lady by blowing smoke rings in her new b
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:45
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