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[Illinois] End of the road for Price v. Philip Morris

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined attorney Stephen Tillery's petition for review in the 15-year-old Price v. Philip Morris case. An announcement was made this morning by the high court, and it means that all legal challenges have been exhausted in att
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jun 20, 2016 19:52
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Supreme Court rejects appeal from Illinois smokers

The justices did not comment in leaving in place an Illinois Supreme Court ruling in favor of the cigarette maker. The smokers objected to the participation of state Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who they said benefited from tobacco money in his
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2016 19:15
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E-cigarette retailers taken to court in world first action by Australia's consumer watchdog - for 'claiming products were safe when they contained cancer-causing chemicals'

The Australian consumer watchdog is prosecuting two e-cigarette retailers It alleges they sold 'safe' products containing herbicide and embalming fluid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:10
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[Australia] ACCC takes action against e-cigarette suppliers for alleged misleading “no toxic chemicals” claims

The ACCC alleges that the two companies, Social-Lites Pty Ltd (Social-Lites) and Elusion New Zealand Limited (Elusion), breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by making representations on their websites from at least August 2015 that the e-cigarette
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:09
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Nicotine labeling on e-cigarettes in North Dakota often wrong

A new study for tobacco control advocates suggests buying e-cigarette liquid can be like playing Russian Roulette in terms of nicotine levels. Prom called the study results “alarming” and underscores the need for regulating e-cigarette liquids.
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Jun 24, 2016 14:17
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[Illinois] High Court Won't Revive $10B Philip Morris Judgment ($$)

declined to review the rejection of a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris USA over cigarette labeling, shooting down a request by a class of smokers claiming that a biased Illinois high court justice shouldn’t have been involved in axing...
Law360
added Jun 20, 2016 21:01
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[Australia, Europe] How to Get Smokers to Quit? Enlist World’s Ugliest Color

In 2012, GfK Bluemoon, a market research company under contract to the Australian government, announced that nearly 1,000 smokers had voted that a drab greenish brown known as opaque couché, number 448c in the Pantone color matching system, was the world
New York Times
added Jun 20, 2016 19:50
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[Syria] PEMBERTON: DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I'm voting OUT to save my beloved NHS

While thousands of Syrians are fleeing Islamic State, and an estimated 280,000 people have already died in the conflict, the WHO has launched a public health campaign there on the dangers of smoking! It is asking Syria to consider plain packaging on cigar
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 18, 2016 16:18
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[Europe] TAX STAMP BODY WELCOMES EU TOBACCO PROTOCOL RATIFICATION

NEWS that the EU will ratify a WHO treaty that could help end the global trade in illicit tobacco products has been welcomed by the international trade body for tax stamps. The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) said EU ratification of the WH
International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) (uk)
added Aug 2, 2016 21:03
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[Europe, Malta] Central Bank deputy governor: I do not have offshore accounts

Galizia also reported that Mr Mifsud was put on a retainer by tobacco giants Philip Morris in 2011 and 2012 while former EU health commissioner John Dalli was pushing through a new tobacco directive.... Philip Morris spent “millions” in order to undermine
Times of Malta (mt)
added Jun 17, 2016 12:07
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