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[New Zealand] Action On IQOS Demonstrates Urgent Need for Reform

“We stand behind IQOS and HEETS,” Mr Erickson said. “But it’s clear that old 20th century laws are not sufficient to address new 21st century technologies that New Zealand smokers are embracing as they move away from combustible cigarettes.”
Scoop (nz)
added May 22, 2017 17:32
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[New Zealand] Ministry takes Philip Morris to court

Philip Morris is standing by the legality of its new high-tech tobacco product after being taken to court by the Ministry of Health. The ministry yesterday announced Philip Morris was facing court over the sale of a tobacco product called Heets which a
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 22, 2017 17:29
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[Florida] Time On Tobacco’s Side In Engle Progeny Battles

John McCoy says he probably won’t live long enough to collect the $10.5 million judgment he won against the tobacco companies. In the decade since he filed his lawsuit over the lung cancer death of his wife, Glodine, two of his children have died. The 88-
Law360
added May 21, 2017 20:32
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Adds $1.3M Punitives To Smoker's Engle Trial Win ($$)

A Florida jury on Friday awarded a woman who developed lung cancer after smoking Philip Morris cigarettes $1.3 million in punitive damages, doubling down on its $1.1 million actual damages verdict in the case.
Law360
added May 20, 2017 15:54
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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[New York, Virginia] Fredericksburg Gas Station Owner Pleads Guilty to Cigarette Trafficking

Ekelemu opened business memberships at various wholesale clubs and with wholesale cigarette distributors in Virginia, and subsequently used those business memberships to make sales-tax-free purchases of more than $7.1 million worth of Virginia-stamped cig
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 19, 2017 21:33
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Greenlights Smokers’ Suits Against Tobacco Companies

smokers who won a class action against tobacco companies can also file individual lawsuits. The court ruled 7-3 in favor of the smokers. There were some fireworks between the judges. Three wrote dissents. One called the process a “chaotic poker game” and
Daily Report
added May 19, 2017 21:13
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[Florida] Appeals Court Deals Blow To Tobacco Companies

appeals-court Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote an encyclopedic 226-page dissent on the preemption and due-process issues..."it is clear that Congress would have intended to preempt Graham's strict-liability and negligence claims, rooted as they are in a broadly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 19, 2017 21:12
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[Australia] How the Candyman Travers Beynon runs his empire, from tobacco to trademarks and lawyers

behind the party boy image are cigarette vending machines and tobacconists – Freechoice, where Beynon is managing director and majority owner. It’s a bricks and mortar business posting higher profits but battling pressure as we smoke less. It’s also a bu
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 19, 2017 20:59
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RJR Stay Denied In Del. Dispute Over Florida Tobacco Levy ($$)

lost a bid Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court for a hold order on a suit in which ITG Brands LLC is contesting its role and liability in a state-of-Florida action demanding $30 million a year in tobacco settlement payments.
Law360
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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