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[Florida] Jury Hits R.J. Reynolds for $5M in Widow's Suit over Fatal Cancer

Jurors sided with the widow of a longtime Florida smoker who died of lung cancer, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and rejecting claims by the tobacco company that the lawsuit was time-barred. Mathis v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-47118.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:23
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CIGAR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA v FDA: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs request that the Court enter judgment in its favor and: Vacate and set aside the Final Rule under 5 U.S.C. § 706 as arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise not in accordance with law, and in excess of FDA’s au
MailChimp
added Jul 15, 2016 18:06
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[Asia, China] Graphic cigarette warnings not in keeping with Chinese traditions, official says

Scare pictures of cancer-ravaged lungs printed on cigarette packets do not fit with "Chinese cultural traditions", state media on Tuesday reported an official of China's state-owned tobacco monopoly as saying.
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2016 14:52
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[Florida] $35M Award Hammers Tobacco Giants in Trial over Airline Worker’s Fatal Cancer

Jurors awarded $35 million to the widower of an airline worker...includes $10 million in compensatory damages issued last Friday and Tuesday's $25 million punitive award, divided equally against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA, makers of the cigarette
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 23, 2015 22:23
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UCSF TCORS public comment to FDA on when tobacco products should be regulated as drugs/devices or by CTP

FDA’s proposed rule attempting to clarify when products made or derived from tobacco should be regulated as drugs, tobacco products, or modified risk tobacco products is a necessary and positive step towards minimizing confusion for consumers and thereby
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2015 05:45
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Florida appeals court revives $12.3 mln award for Engle plaintiff

reinstated $12.3 million in damages for the daughter of a deceased smoker, ruling that the trial court had erred by granting R.J. Reynolds' motion to toss a jury verdict finding the company had fraudulently concealed the dangers of cigarettes. In a unani
Reuters
added Nov 13, 2015 02:39
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[UK, UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban to be phased in from 2016 to reduce health risks for inmates and guards

Smoking in open prisons in England will be banned from October (2015), with four Welsh prisons (Usk/Prescoed, Swansea, Cardiff and Parc) following suit in January 2016 and four English prisons - Dartmoor, Channings Wood, Erlestoke and Exeter - enforcing a
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:18
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A New Design Shop that Aims to Elevate the Smoke-Filled Room

Tetra, a new online shop and lifestyle brand “dedicated to elevating the aesthetics of the smoking experience,”... there hasn’t been “a store dedicated to selling beautifully designed objects for smokers.”
New York Times
added Sep 21, 2015 14:14
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[Florida] Tobacco Titans Slapped with $10.5M Verdict in Lung Cancer Case

The award includes a $9 million punitive verdict jurors leveled Friday against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Lorillard in John McCoy's Engle progeny suit against the tobacco makers. Last Monday, jurors awarded McCoy $1.5 million in compensatory dama
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 21, 2015 13:32
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[North Carolina] Can Imperial compete with Reynolds and Altria? For Greensboro’s sake, it better

in her written dissent, FTC Commissioner Linda Brill also laid out the perils...Imperial is getting only Reynolds' and Lorillard’s weakest brands — including Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick--while Reynolds gets Newport, the top-selling menthol cigarette
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Jun 10, 2015 11:42
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