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[Washington] Congress rules on roll-your-own cigarettes

Congress passed a transportation package that included a provision that defines the shops as cigarette manufacturers. Then, just a few hours later, the state Supreme Court issued a decision that temporarily requires the stores to collect the same taxes a
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Jun 30, 2012 05:12
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Refuses To Review Fla. High Court Engle Ruling ($$)

Eleventh Circuit on Friday affirmed two judgments for plaintiffs in the Engle tobacco litigation and rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s argument that the application of findings from the original Engle case violates the company's due process rights.
Law360
added Sep 9, 2013 17:24
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[Canada] Cigarette companies don't want you to see this

Fifteen years ago former Edmontonian Barb Tarbox was one of those women people would turn their heads to look at. The last photograph taken of the beauty and former model will turn heads away from cigarette packages and the government hopes away from smo
iNews880 CHQT-AM (ca)
added Jun 20, 2012 07:34
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[Canada] No provincial consensus on menthol-flavoured tobacco ban: Ambrose

The federal government hasn’t banned menthol-flavoured tobacco products, which have become popular with youth smokers, because there’s no consensus among the provinces, Health Minister Rona Ambrose told Global News.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:49
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Tobacco control in Namibia: the importance of government capacity, media coverage and industry interference

The fact that Namibia was able to pass fairly comprehensive tobacco control legislation with such meagre resources is commendable. The government must now implement the regulations that make the legislation effective. Tobacco control progress in low-incom
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2013 06:20
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EDITORIAL: Loopholes in Tobacco Regulation

The F.D.A., which has the authority to extend its jurisdiction to cigars and other tobacco products any time it wishes, should move to eliminate flavored cigars and other manipulative practices as soon as it has enough evidence. As for the disparity in t
New York Times
added Sep 1, 2012 20:54
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[Massachusetts] Cigar lovers to FDA: A cigar isn't just a cigar

some in the cigar world are pushing to make sure their livelihoods and the products they enjoy don't go up in smoke. While the Food and Drug Administration has expressed its intention to regulate cigars under a 2009 law that gave it authority over the to
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2012 16:01
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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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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[Florida] Justices Question Tobacco Company's Preemption Argument 10 Years After 'Engle'

Florida Supreme Court justices grilled a tobacco defense attorney on how he hoped to limit the scope of smoking litigation a decade after the landmark Engle case. A lawyer for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Gregory Katsas of Jones Day in Washington, argued
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Nov 5, 2016 01:58
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