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[Massachusetts] Tobacco firms, regulators take notice of e-cigarettes

As e-cigarette use climbs across the country, big tobacco and government regulators have taken notice. In 2012, Lorillard Inc., the country's third-biggest tobacco company, purchased the e-cigarette brand "blu eCigs" for $135 million. The brand now is s
Wicked Local (MA)
added Aug 27, 2013 11:01
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[Massachusetts] Mass. high court partially overturns landmark tobacco case award

The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the award of compensatory damages to the woman’s son and her estate, but struck down the award of punitive damages. “We affirm the judgment only in part,” the court said in a unanimous 82-page opinion written by Justic
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 11, 2013 11:47
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[Massachusetts] BREAKING: Healthy Marlboro Smokers Denied Lung Screening By Mass. Jury ($$)

California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have explicitly allowed this new type of claim; the latter’s high court ruled in 2010 that medical-monitoring claims can proceed under a tight set of guidelines. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper wil
Law360
added Feb 10, 2016 23:04
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[Massachusetts] PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN OPPOSITION TO PHILIP MORRIS’ MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE DR. HAMMOND’S TESTIMONY REGARDING FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS (PDF)

In his report, Dr. Hammond discusses feasible designs which could have reduced smokers’ exposure to carcinogenic tars. Ex. B. They include lower tar cigarettes, e-cigarettes, reduced nicotine cigarettes, and cigarettes with fewer tobacco-specific nitro
Law360
added Aug 14, 2015 11:33
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[Massachusetts] Up in Smoke: THE LAW SCHOOL’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY INSTITUTE MOVES CLOSER TO MAKING SMOKING A RELIC OF THE PAST

The rationale for the new litigation arm, Daynard says, is that too many lawyers avoid cases that forge into new territory. “It’s hard to persuade them to do things that haven’t been done before,” he says. The lesson of the tobacco wars, he says, is that
Northeastern School of Law Magazine
added Mar 5, 2015 13:42
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Massachusetts imposes tough smoking ban

A statewide indoor smoking ban covering work places, bars and restaurants went into effect Monday throughout Massachusetts, and public health officials said they plan to aggressively pursue violators. Smokers face a $100 fine for each violation, and busin
NBC News
added Jun 11, 2014 18:11
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[Massachusetts] LEUNG: Gas stations need to kick the habit, too

Gas stations and convenience stores are addicted to cigarettes much in the way smokers are. Getting these merchants to quit will be much harder than getting Walgreens and Walmart to take cigarettes off their shelves. For Vercollone, tobacco sales repres
Boston (MA) Globe
added Feb 7, 2014 13:28
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[New England, Massachusetts, Rhode Island] RI Black Market Tobacco Sales Rampant, Among Worst in Nation

Up to 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in Rhode Island are smuggled into the state according to one estimate. That analysis comes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research group ... "the best solution to the problem of interstate
GoLocalProv.com
added Dec 25, 2013 22:31
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[Massachusetts] Border Residents Flock to New Hampshire for Cheaper Smokes

Less than a week after a $1-a-pack cigarette increase takes effect in Massachusetts, smokers are flocking to New Hampshire for cheaper cigarettes.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Aug 12, 2013 17:33
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Massachusetts Prepares For Tobacco Tax Hike

Retailers in the state will need to mark up cigarettes as of July 31, 2013 at least an additional 25 cents per pack due to the $1 per pack tax increase because the state minimum cigarette price law requires a 25% minimum retail mark up.
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 30, 2013 04:52
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