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[Oregon] PSU professor helps uncover how tobacco companies avoid $1 billion in taxes

James F. Pankow, a professor of Chemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering at Portland State University (PSU), provided important analytical measurements for Bloomberg News in a recent article discussing how some tobacco products are being sold in t
The Oregonian blogs
added Mar 11, 2013 02:49
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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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Obama Proposes Cigarette Tax Increase

Under the 2015 budget proposal, the new tax rates for cigarettes and little cigars, along with estimated tax rates for other tobacco products, would be as follows: Cigarettes and Little Cigars: $1.95 per pack Chewing Tobacco: 97.13 cents per pound Mo
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Feb 4, 2015 14:12
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[UK] British American Tobacco enters electronic cigarette market in Britain with the 'Vype'

raising fears that it could eventually boost its profits with public money should the NHS begin prescribing ecigarettes as a smoking-cessation tool. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced earlier this year that it plans
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 30, 2013 02:55
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Bhutan smokers huff and puff over tobacco ban

The world's strictest anti-tobacco laws have anguished sellers and consumers in the remote Himalayan kingdom.
Al-Jazeera (qt)
added Sep 28, 2012 19:12
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TOBACCO NATION: WHERE AMERICANS SMOKE, DIP AND DIE TRYIN’ / Who's Still Smoking? State-by-State Analysis of U.S. Tobacco Use

We combed through the latest CDC data for interesting and surprising patterns of tobacco use in the U.S. ...Would you have guessed that Maine loves cigars more than anywhere ...Kentucky...highest rate of smoking-attributable deaths (371 per 100,000 peopl
Vocativ
added Oct 30, 2014 14:41
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Florida Supreme Court asked to clarify whether tobacco claims are preempted

whether a federal appeals court was right when it ruled that federal law preempts certain products-liability claims against cigarette makers, potentially affecting hundreds of cases in the state's courts. On Wednesday, Florida's Fourth Circuit Court of A
Reuters
added Jan 8, 2016 15:15
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[Florida] Eleventh Circuit Rejects Use of Engle Findings by Smoker's Estate

Such a duty operates, in essence, as a ban on cigarettes. Accordingly, it conflicts with Congress's clear purpose and objective of regulating—not banning—cigarettes, thereby leaving to adult consumers the choice whether to smoke cigarettes or to abstain."
Daily Report
added Apr 10, 2015 02:48
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