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[Florida] Family Tells Fla. Jury Tobacco Cos. Caused Smoker's Death

saying during opening arguments that the companies had engaged in a campaign of deception that hid the dangers of smoking from him. ...Duignan smoked one or two packs a day since he was about 12 ... was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 42 in 1992
added Aug 25, 2015 17:09

[Florida] Fla. District Court Braces For Possible Engle Retrials ($$)

A federal judge on Tuesday outlined how Florida’s Middle District will handle certain Engle progeny cases that were tried to a verdict and will need to be retried in the event that the Eleventh Circuit stands firm in its decision that federal law preempts
added Jul 23, 2015 16:48

Reynolds American completes acquisition of Lorillard and related divestitures (PDF)

As a result of the acquisition, Lorillard is a wholly owned subsidiary of RAI, and former Lorillard shareholders will own approximately 15 percent of RAI’s common stock. RAI’s operating companies have key brands across major industry categories: Newport,
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Jun 12, 2015 10:18

R.J. Reynolds spotlights illicit cigarette manufacturing in court hearing

A melodramatic and high-stakes case illuminating a complaint by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. about Native American tribes’ alleged “rogue cigarette” manufacturing challenged a federal judge...contends USDA underestimated gross domestic volume of cigaret
McClatchy Newspapers
added Jun 9, 2015 19:46

[Canada] Ontario to ban all flavoured tobacco products

The provincial government is preparing to ban all flavoured tobacco products — including chewing tobacco, “wine-dipped” cigars, and fruity cigarettes.
Cambridge (ON) Times (ca)
added May 1, 2015 07:07

Jury Holds RJ Reynolds Accountable To Florida Widow Whose Husband Died From Nicotine Addiction

returned a verdict of $6 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) for Ellen Gray, the wife of Henry Gray, who died at the age of 63 from lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases.
Business Wire
added Feb 6, 2015 16:14

[Canada] Ex-smokers credit e-cigarettes for helping them quit, poll finds

One in seven Canadian adults have tried e-cigarettes, and the vast majority have done so to help them quit smoking tobacco, a new poll shows. The national survey conducted by Forum Research to be released on Thursday found that 64 per cent of those who
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Dec 20, 2014 13:54

Study links childhood obesity to tobacco smoke and air pollution

The latest study, this one from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), shows increased weight gain during adolescence in children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke or near-roadway air pollution, compared to children with no expos
Consumer Affairs
added Nov 12, 2014 15:19

[Florida] VIDEOS: Perrotto v. RJ Reynolds

Debbie Perrotto is suing defendant tobacco manufacturers, claiming that defendants concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering an addiction to cigarettes that caused smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2014 14:48

[California] Santa Clara County Bans Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products Often Marketed Towards Young People

has become the first jurisdiction in the western United States to adopt a law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products that are often marketed towards young people, a county spokeswoman said Thursday.
Channel 2000 (KCBS) (Los Angeles, CA)
added Nov 7, 2014 08:59
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