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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Avoids Most Blame In $1M Lung Disease Verdict ($$)

Jurors in Palm Beach awarded Minnie Ford $560,000 in noneconomic damages and $462,840 for her medical expenses, and found that the cigarette giant was 15 percent responsible for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and didn't owe punitive damages. T
Law360
added Nov 17, 2016 23:24
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Australia's plain tobacco packs: anticipated and actual responses among adolescents and young adults 2010–2013

The actual response of youth to plain packaging was greater than anticipated prior to their introduction, and support for plain packaging increased from preimplementation to postimplementation among all groups of youth. Jurisdictions planning to implement
Tobacco Control
added Nov 21, 2016 04:24
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Australia's plain tobacco packs: anticipated and actual responses among adolescents and young adults 2010–2013

The actual response of youth to plain packaging was greater than anticipated prior to their introduction, and support for plain packaging increased from preimplementation to postimplementation among all groups of youth. Jurisdictions planning to implemen
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2016 03:09
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[District of Columbia] Anti-Smoking Organization Seeks To Stop Sale Of ‘Natural American Spirit’ Cigarettes ($$)

— A District of Columbia-based anti-smoking group on Nov. 7 sued a cigarette maker and its parent company, claiming that they falsely advertise “Natural American Spirit” cigarettes as a healthier alternative to other cigarettes (Breathe DC v. Santa Fe Nat
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 21:43
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[France] Un Français sur quatre favorable à l'interdiction du tabac [One in four French favor of banning tobacco]

While tobacconists will be exclusively provided in plain packages starting Sunday, many French have ideas to reduce cigarette consumption. Totally prohibit the tobacco would be far considered the most effective, according to a survey by the CSA institute
Direct Matin (fr)
added Nov 15, 2016 17:03
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[District of Columbia] Statement of Robin Koval, CEO & President, Truth Initiative On the Deceptive Marketing of Natural American Spirit Cigarettes

We commend Breathe DC for filing a lawsuit...We know that people incorrectly and dangerously believe that smoking American Spirit cigarettes reduce the harm associated with smoking because they mistakenly perceive 'additive-free' or 'organic' cigarettes t
PR Newswire
added Nov 14, 2016 23:22
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[District of Columbia] truth initiative applauds action to hold maker of american spirit accountable

breathe DC filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court on Monday against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company for deceptive marketing. “We know that people incorrectly and dangerously believe that smoking American Spirit cigarettes reduces the harm associated wi
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 14, 2016 20:00
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] COP7 seeks more muscle to curb the global tobacco epidemic

Bringing the much discussed topic of illicit trade of tobacco products under the spotlight, the President urged more parties to ratify the convention so that it can become law. Drawing attention to the equally pressing concern on ‘smokeless tobacco’ bot
The Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43
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[Asia] India’s move away from cigarettes creates a withdrawal problem for millions of tobacco workers

that is one of the challenges for countries trying to reduce tobacco consumption – providing alternative employment for those who rely on the industry for their livelihoods. India is the world’s third largest producer of tobacco behind China and Brazil a
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 13, 2016 17:01
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Plain packaging - tremendous global momentum

The new EU Tobacco Products Directive expressly provides that plain packaging is an option for the EU’s 28 member countries. At COP7, Sri Lanka’s president announced that the country’s health minister was bringing forward a plain packaging proposal.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 12, 2016 21:58
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