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[Canada] Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced

Government introduced amendments today, Oct. 24, to regulate e-cigarettes, waterpipes and flavoured tobacco under the province's tobacco legislation... The definition of tobacco will be changed in the Tobacco Access Act to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
Government of Nova Scotia (ca)
added Oct 24, 2014 11:30
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[Florida] Steven Hammer's last moments in his Phase 2 closings in Calloway v. RJR

ends his closing argument powerfully, encouraging the jury to "be proud of your verdict" and to "walk away knowing you made the right decision today."
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 18, 2014 08:19
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[Florida] VIDEOS: Lourie v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al

the personal representative of Barbara Ruth Lourie, a deceased smoker, claims that defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking, while furthering the addiction of Lourie, which caused the lung cancer that led to her death in 1997.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 27, 2014 14:09
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Engle Progeny Lawsuit as Jurors Find Against Plaintiff on Addiction and Causation Question

The six jurors answered “no” to the question of whether Betty Owens, who died after more than 40 years of smoking, was addicted to cigarettes and whether her addiction was the legal cause of her lung cancer
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 13, 2014 05:55
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Florida Court Affirms $4.25M Award For Smoker's Widow ($$)

A three-judge panel of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the jury award for Virginia Williams... also said it would not reverse the trial court's denial of Virginia Williams' claims for punitive damages on both her intentional tort claims
Law360
added Sep 3, 2014 19:32
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[Canada] Freedom of Speech and the right to lie to Parliament

The unresolved issues today are whether or not the company presidents were liers or outliers and, if the former, whether they can ever be held responsible for using Parliament as part of their efforts to mislead the public.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:58
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[New Jersey] Rutgers study: Flavored cigars target youth, to be blunt

the researcher of a new tobacco study out of Rutgers is hoping her work will convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She plans on submitting its findings that manufacturers flavoring cigars chocolate, strawberry, fruit punch and pink berry are lar
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 28, 2014 01:43
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Candy Flavors in Alternative Tobacco Products Leave Bitter Health Consequences for Users

now watching how the tobacco industry has adapted by offering other flavored tobacco products like cigars, little cigars and cigarillos, which are not included in the ban. New research released today in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that the
PR Newswire
added May 7, 2014 17:42
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Tar levels 15 times higher in some cigarette brands

according to laboratory tests quoted by the Consumer Council yesterday. Tests on 84 cigarette brands found them all to be within the legal limit of 17 mg of tar per cigarette, though one brand, Pine Prime, which had the highest amount of tar, contained 1
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2014 11:56
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Facing uncertain future, tobacco growers look at alternate crops in Oman

Some say no other crop offers so much money, others point to the hundreds of people who earn their livelihood on these farms. But with an official ban looming on the horizon, everyone agrees that it is time for Oman's tobacco farmers to look at other opt
Muscat Daily (om)
added Mar 26, 2014 14:29
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