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Plain packaging: New UK cigarette rules are "plain crazy" after High Court ruling against big tobacco firms yesterday

Opponents fear the "Soviet style" plain packaging will put tobacco brands at risk of being "eradicated" and lead to a rise in cigarette counterfeiting... "Plain packaging is plain crazy," Chris Snowdon, head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Eco
City A.M. (uk)
added May 22, 2016 19:46

Missouri tobacco tax hike campaigns face court battles, ethics complaints

A ruling by a Cole County judge has put the fate of a proposed ballot measure raising Missouri’s tobacco tax in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the idea’s main opponent faces allegations that it violated state campaign finance law.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added May 22, 2016 19:45

Judge's ruling may keep larger cigarette tax initiative off Missouri ballots

One of two ballot initiatives that would increase Missouri’s cigarette tax may be in trouble. A Cole County judge has said the fiscal note on a 60-cent-a-pack proposal overestimates the revenue that would be raised. He has directed the auditor to review
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added May 22, 2016 19:45

[Europe, UK] How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds

why had the cigarette giants not shared the vast amounts of data they had accumulated over more than half a century with their own expert witnesses?...he told Green. “Your lordship will remember the slave owners were compensated when slavery was abolished
The Observer (uk)
added May 22, 2016 15:10

Judge strikes blow to effort to hike Missouri's cigarette tax for childhood programs

a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair. The ruling Thursday by Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green directs the state auditor to come up with a new estimate. It also effectively invalidates all the petitions submitted to the secr
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 21, 2016 20:26

MDL Watch: Cases stack up over 'natural' tobacco, Viagra and Bard filters

The number of proposed class actions over Santa Fe's "natural" tobacco nearly doubled last month
added May 21, 2016 01:42

[Europe, UK] Fitch: Widespread Plain Packaging May Hit Tobacco Credit Profiles

International tobacco companies may have to choose between maintaining their credit profiles and their high dividend payouts if plain cigarette packaging becomes more widespread, Fitch Ratings says. UK plain packaging laws come into force today after the
Fitch Ratings
added May 21, 2016 01:39

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $11.5M Verdict In Nurse's Death

slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $6.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by relatives of a chain-smoking registered nurse and addiction counselor who died of lung cancer, adding to the $5 million compensatory verdict it awarded the pla
added May 21, 2016 01:32

[Florida] UPDATE: $11.5M Verdict Includes $6M in Punitives against RJR for Nurse's Cancer Death

Jurors imposed a $6.5 million punitive award against R.J. Reynolds for its part in the death of Dorothy McCabe, a former nurse and addiction counselor who smoked for more than 50 years. The verdict, when combined with the $5 million in compensatories the
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 21, 2016 01:16

[UK] Court stubs out fight against plain packaging for cigarettes

It is more than 50 years since Marlboro Man disappeared from British television screens, and 13 since he vanished from billboards and newspapers. But Friday brought the final blow.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 21, 2016 00:24
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