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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $17M Verdict In Fla. Engle Case ($$)

jury found the cigarette manufacturer responsible for the death of smoker Michael Johnson Sr.,...The verdict consists of $17 million in compensatory damages...The jury will reconvene on Friday for a second phase of the trial to determine punitive damages.
Law360
added Jul 19, 2014 04:06
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[Asia] Blockbuster "Transformers" criticised for smoking shots in China

Tobacco control campaigners on Monday protested against smoking in the movie "Transformers", which has broken box office records in China. In "Transformers: Age of Extinction", major character Hound is seen with a cigar in his mouth, which has a bad infl
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 7, 2014 16:23
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[Canada] Day 202: Not Corporately Responsible?

Forensic psychiatrist Dominique Bourget has been involved in more than a few news-grabbing trials during her career as an expert witness on behalf of people who wish to be found "not criminally responsible" or otherwise escape full penalties for the crime
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jan 24, 2014 01:09
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] The calm before the smoke storm

Global tobacco giant faces uphill struggle against black market as well as tougher health regulations in Myanmar.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 9, 2013 16:21
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Massachusetts Tobacco Case Information Hotline Form

Massachusetts smokers who have been become sick as a result of smoking-caused diseases who want to learn more about tobacco litigation should fill out the form below and we will contact you.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:29
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[New Zealand, USA] LETTER TO THE PM RE: TPPA (PDF)

some states will simply not put forward sensible health proposals for fear of the inevitable pressure and possible litigation that might ensue. In our view this concern is particularly relevant to measures for effective action on tobacco and alcohol.
Public Health Association of New Zealand (nz)
added Oct 6, 2013 06:35
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FOSTER: FDA missing in action on e-cigarettes

FDA is charged first and foremost with protecting the public health and there is ample evidence questioning e-cigarettes’ safety for general use and showing that these products can be particularly dangerous when used by young people. How many more lives
The Hill
added Sep 21, 2013 14:18
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[Australia] DOLACK: Secret trade deal offers more tobacco, less health care

r the TPP, the task of governments, codified in law, would be to maximise corporate profits. Such is the dystopia that awaits unless there is an international movement against the TPP, and then to overturn existing “free-trade” agreements.
Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Tightens / MoreTobacco, Less Health Care

They will now end their practice of “consultation” — the August 23 to 30 negotiations (the 19th round) are the last scheduled. Instead, negotiators will begin to meet in unannounced meetings. In other words, not only is the text of the TPP to remain a se
CounterPunch
added Sep 6, 2013 13:29
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[Florida] Hernando man set to faceoff against big tobacco companies

John Rizzutto is up against Philip Morris and Liggett. ... Rizzuto's is the first to go on trial in Hernando County. Potential jurors were questioned on Monday, and even those who were dismissed were already talking about the case.
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 13, 2013 10:55
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