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[Europe] MEPs urge EU commission to end Philip Morris deal

The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to end its agreement with tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI). Four hundred and fourteen MEPs voted against the deal in Strasbourg on Wednesday (9 March), 214 backed it and 66 abst
EUobserver.com
added Mar 10, 2016 14:10
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[Illinois] Cigarette case still smoking at SCOTUS

group of plaintiffs is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to jump in on its 15-year-old cigarette lawsuit. But instead of simply repeating claims that tobacco giant Philip Morris duped smokers...an argument that Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier should not have taken
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
added Mar 10, 2016 03:05
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[New York] EDITORIAL: Sale of tobacco products is incompatible with the healthful goal of pharmacies

The effort in Erie County to ban stores with pharmacies from selling cigarettes and e-cigarettes would close the “disconnect” that allows stores dedicated to health to sell a product that damages health. Along the way, it might also save some taxpayer m
Buffalo (NY) News
added Mar 9, 2016 16:54
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] OLAF chief Giovanni Kessler ousted in backroom move

The European Commission has lifted the immunity of the EU Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) chief Giovanni Kessler... Belgian authorities want Kessler’s immunity lifted so they can investigate allegations that he secretly listened in on a conversation between wit
Malta Today (mt)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:44
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[California] Smoker's Lawyer Sanctioned for Tobacco Trial Conduct

A plaintiff’s lawyer must pay $1,500 for his “repeated, willful, and bad faith violation of court orders” in litigation against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for injuries allegedly caused by smoking cigarettes, the Northern Distric
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Mar 9, 2016 18:55
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[Europe] EU anti-fraud chief ensnared in Brussels legal, political limbo

Belgian authorities want Kessler’s immunity lifted so they can investigate allegations the OLAF chief secretly listened in on a conversation between witnesses linked to the 2012 tobacco lobbying scandal known as Dalligate. Belgian law prohibits surreptit
Politico
added Mar 8, 2016 08:58
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[Canada] No buts about it: BC study says tobacco companies must deal with waste butts

A single tossed cigarette butt may seem inconsequential, but researchers say more than five trillion waste butts accumulate in the global environment each year, resulting in degradation, costly cleanup and emergency response. Tobacco manufacturers shoul
660 News (Calgary, ALB) (ca)
added Mar 8, 2016 17:07
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[California] NIKKI POOSHS, Plaintiff, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., et al.: ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL FOR MISCONDUCT DURING TRIAL (PDF)

The court hereby finds, in the exercise of its inherent power, that imposition of monetary sanctions on plaintiff’s counsel Gilbert L. Purcell is warranted because of repeated, willful, and bad faith violation of court orders...in the amount of $1,500
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 8, 2016 16:17
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[New Zealand] Tobacco also 'an environmental issue'

New research in the Tobacco Control Journal shows 98 percent of all cigarettes contain filters made of plastic that is not biodegradable. Smokefree Coalition executive director Prudence Stone said it was possible up to 4 trillion of those butts were dis
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 8, 2016 16:27
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[UK] Outrage over charity chief’s ‘complicity’ in bid to limit voluntary sector lobbying

William Shawcross urged a trustee on his commission to meet Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a free-market thinktank that receives funding from big tobacco and has taken money from at least two o
The Observer (uk)
added Mar 7, 2016 17:31
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