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[Arkansas] 11,000 apply for share of $45M tobacco suit; at hearing in Little Rock, judge gives final OK

More than 11,000 Marlboro Lights smokers have applied for a share of a $45 million fund established to settle a Pulaski County lawsuit against cigarette-maker Phillip Morris. But how much of the settlement will be awarded to the smokers has yet to be de
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Nov 23, 2016 13:30
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Chile anti-smoking bill has tobacco industry on edge

A tough anti-smoking bill is trying to get nicotine-hooked Chile to kick the habit, but has provoked a backlash from the powerful tobacco industry. The bill would force cigarette makers to use identical packaging covered in chilling anti-smoking ads, lim
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 19, 2015 10:48
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Florida Supreme Court OKs Change In Tobacco Cases After Smoker Dies ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court accepted a procedural change sought in tobacco cases after the smoker dies. A personal representative is allowed to amend the existing complaint to add the widow/widower and a wrongful death claim rather than starting a lawsuit
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:14
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Florida Supreme Court won't rehear tobacco case ($$)

Florida's high court effectively ended a test by smokers challenging the constitutionality of a cap on appellate bonds the industry is required to post.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 14, 2012 03:40
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[Hungary] Legislation gives gov't monopoly on tobacco sales

Parliament on Tuesday passed a law that establishes a state monopoly for retail sales of tobacco products from July 1, 2013. The bill, submitted by the ruling Fidesz party last December, requires a concession from the state to sell tobacco products in sh
realdeal.hu
added Sep 12, 2012 12:10
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Ordered To Pay $6M Over Lung Cancer Death ($$)

The jury found Richard Aycock was addicted to cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds and that smoking the cigarettes had caused his death. They held the tobacco company 72.5 percent responsible for Aycock’s death and awarded $5.9 million to his widow,
Law360
added Apr 24, 2013 09:54
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korean cigarettes, milk powder and marijuana? Look no further than Taobao

the totalitarian country’s capital also gives its name to a brand of cigarettes manufactured by the Pyongyang Paeksan Tobacco, a joint venture formed by Chinese and North Korean interests. Paeksan brand cigarettes will cost you about 45 yuan per carton o
South China Morning Post
added Apr 15, 2013 07:24
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[Canada] Tobacco company threatens legal showdown over plain packaging bill

In a submission to the Senate committee studying bill S-5, Imperial Tobacco warns that if it isn’t amended, the industry will fight for its right to brand its products. “Plain packaging represents an unprecedented assault on commercial expression and al
iPolitics (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 21:14
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[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16
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[Czech Republic, Europe] Czech government approves ban on smoking in restaurants and bars

Czech government approved a draft bill to ban smoking in restaurants and bars and move the country into line with restrictions in place in much of the European Union. The Czech Republic is the last EU member to allow unrestricted smoking in restaurants. P
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:39
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