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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are defective

What this means is that, as a matter of law in Massachusetts, any cigarette sold that addicts or maintains the nicotine addiction of consumers is defective. That would include just about every cigarette sold in Massachusetts.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 11, 2013 13:58
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[Massachusetts] SJC splits decision in cigarette samples appeal

The state's highest court says the family of a late Boston woman who got free cigarette samples as a child can keep $35 million in punitive damages awarded in a lawsuit against the tobacco company. But justices Tuesday threw out an $81 million compensato
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 11, 2013 11:59
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY.

We conclude that the jury were adequately instructed regarding the claim of wrongful death based on the breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, that the evidence supports the jury's verdict finding such a breach, that this breach alone supports
Westlaw (Thompson West)
added Jun 11, 2013 11:55
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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] Minimum smoking age graduates to 19

Eighteen-year-olds can no longer legally buy cigarettes in Brookline, as a measure spearheaded by high school students to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products kicked in last weekend. The new bylaw will affect 28 local retailers who sell tob
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 10, 2013 11:21
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[Massachusetts] Blowing smoke: Most tobacco money going elsewhere ($$)

Twenty years ago, supporters of a tobacco tax increase for Massachusetts had lofty goals for the money. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack to fund the creation of the Massachusetts T
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jun 4, 2013 10:02
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[Massachusetts] Casey Alexandre of Saugus inducted into Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame

Wicked Local (MA)
added Jun 4, 2013 02:02
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[Massachusetts] Mass anti-tobacco spending goes up in smoke

Twenty years ago, supporters of a Massachusetts tobacco tax increase had lofty goals for the money it would bring in. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax - from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack - to fund the creation of t
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added May 28, 2013 13:30
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[Massachusetts] Taxing tobacco a national addiction

Raising tobacco taxes is an easy political choice: there is little opposition and plenty of support. But as Massachusetts grows more dependent on tobacco revenues now approaching $1 billion a year, the use of a sin tax to balance the books raises questio
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:56
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[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53
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