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[California] Elk Grove lawmaker called out for accepting tobacco money

Cooper signed the pledge during his first run for the Assembly in 2014. He did not report accepting tobacco money until he took a $4,400 donation from Philip Morris for his re-election campaign in March.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 9, 2018 21:22
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[Florida] Justices asked to consider dismissed tobacco cases

About three months after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of 73 lawsuits against tobacco companies, plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up the dispute. The attorneys filed a notice last week as a first step in seeking
Florida Politics
added May 8, 2018 23:52
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[UK] Boss sought to fight smoking – but tobacco link remains

Suffolk County Council is advertising for someone to fill a £37,000 a year post to try to persuade people to stop smoking – whose pension will be boosted by the millions of pounds its fund has invested in tobacco companies. Share article from on faceboo
Lowestoft Journal (uk)
added May 8, 2018 15:37
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[UK] Council accused of hypocrisy over tobacco investments while promoting 'smoke free' town

A council which banned the sale of smoking related goods from market stalls in a prestigious new shopping complex on public health grounds has money tied up in tobacco companies through its pension funds, it has emerged. Market trader Kieron Knight, who
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2018 19:48
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[UK] Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Force FDA Action Against Tobacco Company

A federal court has dismissed a case challenging the FDA’s allowance of the word “natural” in Natural American Spirit’s (“NAS”) product packaging and labeling. The Plaintiff lacks standing to sue under Article III, § 2, of the U.S. Constitution, which li
Lexology (uk)
added May 4, 2018 17:20
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[Canada] Anti-smoking groups call on Alberta premier for details on tobacco lobbyists

An anti-smoking coalition is accusing the Alberta government of holding private meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists. Campaign For A Smoke Free Alberta says the industry may be exerting undue influence on NDP lawmakers.
Canadian Press
added May 3, 2018 19:51
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2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida's 'hot potato doctrine' are suspended for conflicts

The court said in the 2014 case that a lawyer who faces a conflict between two current clients can’t avoid current-client conflict rules by dropping one client “like a hot potato.” Before that decision, lawyers who dropped current clients because of conf
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added May 3, 2018 16:44
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Florida Supreme Court Suspends 2 Miami Attorneys, Citing Conflicts in Tobacco Litigation

The Florida Supreme Court disagreed with a court-appointed referee’s recommendation to admonish prominent attorney Philip M. Gerson and co-counsel Steven K. Hunter, instead imposed a harsher punishment, suspending both Miami attorneys for 30 days.
Law.com
added Apr 30, 2018 21:39
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GLANTZ: UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children After Partnerships with Tobacco Industry Organizations

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously se
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:57
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UNICEF 'muted' on tobacco control for children

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children's rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF's focus on children's rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously s
EurekAlert
added Apr 30, 2018 18:32
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