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State and Local Legislators Keep Tobacco in Their Crosshairs

In the ensuing 27 years, local legislatures have moved from nixing cigarette vending machines to banning self-service displays and restricting promotions and pricing—all the way up to last year’s unsuccessful attempt to outlaw the sale of all tobacco prod
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 11, 2016 16:45
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Plaintiffs Face High Class Cert. Bar In Antitrust Cases ($$)

McLaughlin v. American Tobacco Co., 522 F.3d 215, 232 (2d Cir. 2008) (rejecting trial-by-sample because...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2016 07:40
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Macnab: Why giving films with smoking an adult rating would threaten an essential prop

There may be sound reasons behind the WHO's argument – but smoking is often integral to characters and storylines...in the make-believe world of the movies, they were part of the mise-en-scène. Take them away and you’d be removing what used to be a vital
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:53
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[Canada] FROM THE ARCHIVES 'Ugly Club' restaurant closes in 2003, blames smoking ban

People would line up to have owner Sam Saikaley insult them....Saikaley chalked it up to the city's new smoking laws. Two years earlier, Ottawa had banned smoking in restaurants, bars, pubs and even bingo halls.
CBC News (ca)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:38
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[Pennsylvania] Discarded smoking materials likely caused Flight 93 National Memorial fire that destroyed three buildings in 2014

'The (Serious Accident Investigation Team) strongly suspects that the fire began when discarded smoking material caught the mulch on fire, and then progressed into the deck structure, deck, and the buildings,'... a no-smoking policy wasn't effectively im
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:59
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Chomping on a giant cigar, lonely Edward in hiding... with a VERY bitter Wallis: Seen for the first time, the exiled Duke in secret Florida hideaway he loved - and his wife hated

The Duke of Windsor appears contented as he puffs on an oversized cigar. ... Fun times: A pipe-smoking Duke with Wallis, far left, Polly Brooks Howe, far right, and an unidentified friend
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:53
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PETER HITCHENS: Go ahead and vote Out... but we'll NEVER leave the EU

I completely agree with moves to stop people smoking in Hollywood films. It is worth billions in free advertising to Big Tobacco...But people died (horribly) from doing just that. Humphrey Bogart was one ... the link between cigarettes and glamour is a b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 16:51
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday... Investigators said a no-smoking policy wasn't effectively implemented or enforced
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 7, 2016 16:48
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

In 1987, broad no-smoking rules took effect for 890,000 employees in 6,800 U.S. federal buildings nationwide.
UPI
added Feb 6, 2016 22:07
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DOLACK: Fanaticism and Fantasy Drive Purported TPP ‘Benefits’

Heartland began as a Big Tobacco outfit...Bast claimed that there were “few, if any, adverse health effects” associated with smoking and boasted to a Phillip Morris executive that “Heartland does many things that benefit Philip Morris’s bottom line, thin
CounterPunch
added Feb 5, 2016 20:17
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