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[Chile, Latin America] The Briefcase: New tobacco law prompts BAT pullout

said Thursday it is closing its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law. The world's No. 2 cigarette maker said it objects to changes that include banning additives, such as menthol, and adding larger warnings to cigarette pac
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 13, 2015 10:54
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[Asia] Sri Lanka starts printing warning on cigarette packs

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court last year ordered the leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to include pictorial health warnings covering 60 percent of the front and back panels of the cigarette packs released to t
LankaPage.com
added Jan 3, 2015 12:55
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Fortnightly Tobacco Companies Review: Lawsuits In Florida And Uruguay

The last two weeks brought much sorrow to cigarette companies in the U.S. Philip Morris USA (part of the Altria Group (NYSE: MO)) and R.J. Reynolds (part of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI)) were both asked to pay out damages worth several millions of dolla
Trefis
added Sep 27, 2014 14:02
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[Chile] Changes in Tobacco Laws

The legal text seeks to prohibit smoking in cars while there are children in them, and to force tobacco companies to answer to health issues due to the consumption of tobacco. The smoking ban initially came into effect in March, 2013, however regarding t
I Love Chile (cl)
added May 5, 2014 20:47
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[Florida] Surgeon General Makes 'Light' Cigs Tempting Lawsuit Target ($$)

The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it
Law360
added Jan 24, 2014 15:52
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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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[China, North Carolina] The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

China National runs more than 160 cigarette brands, manufactured in about 100 factories across the country, and uses its earnings to invest in banks, luxury hotels, a hydroelectric plant, a golf course, and even drugmakers. Most of its money goes to its o
Bloomberg News
added Feb 11, 2015 23:34
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[Florida] Lieff Cabraser Announces That Jurors Hold Philip Morris USA Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

returned a verdict of $27,010,000.14 ... “The addition of 14 cents is just as meaningful as the $20 million before it,” stated Mr. Byrd. “The jury understood our society should protect 14 year olds, not target them for profits as the cigarette industry do
Business Wire
added Sep 19, 2014 18:00
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[Australia, USA] WOODHEAD: Big Pharma's credibility goes up in smoke

Companies such as GSK (Zyban, Nicabate), Pfizer (Champix) and Johnson and Johnson (Nicorette) are active members of a conservative US lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). . . . If these Big Pharma companies are so committe
6minutes.com.au (au)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:07
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[UK] SHANAGHER: Thoughts about selling tobacco

Local retailers who sell tobacco need to make sure their voice is heard. Writing to the FT may be one route. Writing in response to the government consultation is a better one. Click here and argue for the status quo as soon as you can.
betterRetailing (uk)
added Jun 27, 2012 14:08
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