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[Florida] Justices Deal Blow To Tobacco Industry

Ruling in a Broward County case that involved the lung-cancer death of a smoker, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not prevent strict-liability and negligence claims in what are known as "Engle progeny" lawsuits in Florida.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:50
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[Asia, India, Florida] ROY: The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In India I am used to being in a group where I am the only person not smoking. Without ash trays in the house a social life seemed impossible. I have hung out with friends in a bar where everyone is lighting up under a No Smoking sign. No one gives me a
Firstpost.com (in)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:35
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Reynolds, Lorillard, And The Master Settlement Agreement Vs. Anti-Trust Regulators

The Master Settlement Agreement will all but guarantee the Lorillard acquisition gets pushed through. Anti-trust regulators approved the prior RAI acquisition with the same prospective market share and cap. The biggest winner seems to be Imperial Tobacc
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jul 18, 2014 00:51
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Continued implications of taxing roll-your-own tobacco as pipe tobacco in the USA

smokers who would otherwise quit will continue to have a low-cost alternative product available for purchase. Potential solutions include: (1) US Treasury Department distinguishing between RYO and pipe tobacco based on physical characteristics and (2) cha
Tobacco Control
added Apr 11, 2014 15:33
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[Australia] Cigarette plain-packaging finds favour in New York

IN THE face of fierce opposition to plain-pack cigarettes from some American politicians, Australia's Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has found high-profile allies. Among them is the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who was ''terrifically enthusiast
The Age (au)
added Aug 15, 2012 19:50
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Raising the Excise Tax on Cigarettes: Effects on Health and the Federal Budget

By themselves, the effects of improvements in health (including greater longevity) on revenues and outlays would have the net result of reducing deficits for roughly the next 50 years (see figure below). After that, however, the increase in spending (spur
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
added Jun 16, 2012 08:43
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FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law

Agents have interviewed at least two lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquids used in electronic smoking devices. “They asked me if I knew of anything anyone might have gotten out of this legislation,” said state Sen. Phil Boots, who said he talked to an
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Aug 23, 2016 22:18
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[Canada] Vaping businesses worried about new regulations

The provinces have stepped in to regulate e-cigarettes in the absence of comprehensive federal rules, and those shifting regulations are challenging the industry. Ontario is looking to make amendments to its Smoke-Free Ontario Act, though there’s no dat
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jun 7, 2016 20:31
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[Florida] Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Because PM USA acknowledges that I have already rejected many of its arguments, I discuss most fully PM USA’s argument that federal law impliedly preempts Mrs. Berger’s negligence and strict liability claims.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 9, 2016 10:47
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says Fed. Law Blocks Claims In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

said the claims wrongly imposed a duty on all cigarette makers that they breached every time they put a cigarette on the market. That result is inconsistent with Congress’ aim to give consumers the right to choose whether to smoke, according to the panel
Law360
added Apr 9, 2015 13:37
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