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[Florida] Are You Ready For More Tobacco Litigation?

Tobacco cases — it’s the litigation that keeps giving. In a contentious en banc decision — there were three dissents, one of which chastised judges to “stick to our day jobs” instead of advocating for plaintiffs — the Eleventh Circuit found that smokers
Above the Law (blog)
added May 23, 2017 02:46
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[Korea - North] In effort to curb smoking, North Korea launches new nicotine patches ($$)

smokers... are increasingly turning to new government-produced nicotine patches...developed by Dr. Pak Yong Hee at the Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University... Clinical trials have, according to the outlet, shown that smokers who used
NK News
added May 22, 2017 12:21
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[Asia, India] Pro-tobacco group praises govt, thanks for taking action against some NGOs

Union Home Ministry moved against the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for the alleged lobbying and violation of foreign funding norms,... FAIFA is headed by B V Javade Gowda, who is described as a tobacco farmer. The association told IE that it w
Financial Express (in)
added May 21, 2017 20:29
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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FDA urged to kill Obama's e-cigarette regs, $1M tax on vape shops

Sen. Ron Johnson urged new Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take the next step and junk the regs. "As you begin your tenure as commissioner of the FDA, I respectfully urge you to review the FDA's e-cigarette regulation so that the industry can continue to
Washington DC Examiner
added May 20, 2017 15:51
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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[New York, Virginia] Fredericksburg Gas Station Owner Pleads Guilty to Cigarette Trafficking

Ekelemu opened business memberships at various wholesale clubs and with wholesale cigarette distributors in Virginia, and subsequently used those business memberships to make sales-tax-free purchases of more than $7.1 million worth of Virginia-stamped cig
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 19, 2017 21:33
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[Europe, UK] Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

All packs must contain a minimum of 20 cigarettes to make sure the packs are big enough for health warnings to cover 65% of the front and back, with the brand name restricted to a standard size, font and colour. The EU Tobacco Products Directive has all
Press Association (uk)
added May 19, 2017 21:27
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Greenlights Smokers’ Suits Against Tobacco Companies

smokers who won a class action against tobacco companies can also file individual lawsuits. The court ruled 7-3 in favor of the smokers. There were some fireworks between the judges. Three wrote dissents. One called the process a “chaotic poker game” and
Daily Report
added May 19, 2017 21:13
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[Florida] Appeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies

appeals-court Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote an encyclopedic 226-page dissent on the preemption and due-process issues..."it is clear that Congress would have intended to preempt Graham's strict-liability and negligence claims, rooted as they are in a broadly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 19, 2017 21:12
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