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Vermont Judge Orders R.J. Reynolds to Pay $8.3 Million in Penalties and Stop Deceptive Advertising

A Vermont Superior Court judge this week ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $8.3 million for deceptive marketing of its Eclipse cigarettes that violated both Vermont’s consumer protection laws and the 1998 state tobacco settlement, which pr
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 11, 2013 23:26
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[Vermont] RJ Reynolds Hit With $8.3M Judgment Over Eclipse Ads ($$)

Superior Judge Dennis R. Pearson entered a final judgment Monday that ordered Reynolds to cough up the civil penalty partly as a sanction for contempt of a 1998 consent decree from the same court and violation of the master settlement agreement reference
Law360
added Jun 6, 2013 10:28
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R.J. Reynolds Told to Pay Vermont $8.3 Million Over Brand

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was ordered to pay Vermont $8.3 million by a state-court judge who ruled that the company violated consumer-protection laws by stating that its Eclipse cigarette brand reduced health risks.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 5, 2013 11:15
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RJ Reynolds ordered to pay Vermont $8 million in penalties and to stop deceptive advertising

In a lawsuit brought by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, a Vermont Superior Court judge has ordered RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay the State of Vermont $8.3 million in penalties for violating Vermont’s consumer protection laws. Judge Dennis Pea
Vermont Business Magazine
added Jun 5, 2013 10:43
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[Nebraska] EDITORIAL: Anti-tobacco group should be funded

Nebraska's state legislators once again submitted shamelessly to the tobacco lobby last week and ended the funding of Tobacco Free Nebraska. Certainly in a tight fiscal environment, every program was up for discussion, but for the senators to eliminate t
Grand Island (NE) Independent
added Jun 2, 2013 02:52
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[Louisiana] Legislators agree to refinance La.’s tobacco bonds

Louisiana legislators agreed Wednesday to the governor’s plan of refinancing the state’s tobacco settlement and using the savings to plug holes in the state budget.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 30, 2013 19:16
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[Louisiana] Legislators agree to refinance La.’s tobacco bonds

Louisiana legislators agreed Wednesday to the governor’s plan of refinancing the state’s tobacco settlement and using the savings to plug holes in the state budget.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 30, 2013 19:16
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Fewer tobacco products, but not alcohol, in movies

Movie characters smoke less since 1998 regulations that stopped tobacco companies from buying on-screen brand placements, according to a new study.
Reuters
added May 30, 2013 07:00
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Tobacco's Role in Movies Falls, Alcohol's Rises

Master Settlement Agreement in 1998, tobacco brand appearances in top-grossing movies decreased 7% annually (95% CI 5.4%-8.7%) before leveling at 22 appearances a year after 2006, according to a study by James Sargent, MD, of Norris Cotton Cancer Center i
MedPage Today
added May 29, 2013 11:39
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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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