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[Illinois] Supreme Court Officially Ends Price 'Light' Case

After 16 years, the Price v. Philip Morris Inc. “light” case has officially come to a close. On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the plaintiffs’ petition to review a 2015 decision by the Illinois Supreme Court not to reinstate the original m
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 23, 2016 21:39
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[Illinois] State's top court hears $10 billion tobacco appeal

The lawsuit -- one of the nation's first to accuse a tobacco company of consumer fraud -- claimed that Phillip Morris deceptively marketed "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as a healthier alternative. The initial Madison County trial ended in 2003 with th
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2015 10:52
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Cigarette Smugglers Still Love New York and Michigan, but Illinois Closing In

Something should be done about the nation’s rampant smuggling problem. High excise taxes on cigarettes have led to all sorts of unintended consequences... Our smuggling study — conducted this year in concert with the Washington, D.C.,-based Tax Foundatio
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 16, 2015 12:28
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[Illinois] EDITORIAL: What is the FDA smoking?

given the known costs -- lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, COPD, reduced fertility, higher infant mortality -- we suggest a different name for this whole exercise. Let's call it the misery avoided index.
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 17, 2014 07:14
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[Illinois] Altria to Appeal $10.1 Billion “Lights” Cigarette Ruling

"This ruling represents a serious, isolated legal and financial risk," David Adelman, a tobacco analyst at Morgan Stanley, wrote in a research note late Tuesday. Machine tests indicated cigarettes labeled "light" were less harmful because the holes allo
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 30, 2014 21:07
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[Illinois] Cigarette butts classified as litter Jan. 1

This new stipulation, which categorizes for the first time cigarette butts as litter, was signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in August as part of several amendments to Illinois’ Litter Control Act. First time violators can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor an
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail
added Dec 14, 2013 18:13
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[Illinois] E-Cigarettes Allowed in White County Jail

He hopes electronic cigarettes will stop inmates from sneaking in contraband and also bring in some money for the sheriff's department. The prisoners will be charged $13.50 for each e-cigarette. All the revenue will go toward improvements at the jail.
WSIL-TV Channel 3 (Carterville, IL)
added Sep 4, 2013 11:07
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[Illinois] NOEL: Have smokes, will travel

how difficult traveling must be for cigarette smokers. That's not to say it shouldn't be difficult; secondhand smoke is unpleasant and dangerous. But it does mean one-fifth of the population struggles to satisfy a legal addiction while traveling. Robert
Chicago Tribune
added Jul 17, 2013 01:21
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[Illinois] $10 Billion Tobacco Case Snuffed Again

The Illinois Supreme Court denied Philip Morris' request for direct appeal in a long-running, dismissed $10 billion case over cigarette labeling. The decade-long class action was revived when St. Louis attorney Stephen Tillery filed an appeal for t
Courthouse News
added Feb 20, 2013 16:12
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[Illinois] Tobacco groups sue to block new state cigarette taxes

Two tobacco-industry trade groups are suing to block recent changes to Illinois’ cigarette tax, signed into law in June to help plug a $2.7 billion hole in the state’s ailing Medicaid program.
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jul 31, 2012 12:38
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