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[Canada] Multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge

class-action lawsuit that targets three Canadian tobacco manufacturers for nearly $20 billion has ended after almost three years of testimony. Closing arguments wrapped up in Montreal on Thursday, with Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan taking th
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 11, 2014 23:45
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[Trinidad And Tobago] Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act No 15 of 2009 is designed to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent smoking by young people, to restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers, improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
Trinidad Guardian (tt)
added Feb 26, 2013 00:15
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[India] Nitish Kumar makes tobacco tax free in Bihar, draws flak

The Bihar government has decided to make tobacco tax free in the state, making a complete mockery of the Centre's anti-tobacco drive worth crores of rupees. The decision was taken after tobacco farmers reportedly met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and compl
OneIndia.com (in)
added Oct 16, 2013 09:05
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[UK, USA] FTC Ups Scrutiny Of $27.4B Reynolds-Lorillard Merger ($$)

to determine whether...Imperial Tobacco...would be able to sufficiently compete in the U.S....proposed deal is still subject to potentially intense antitrust scrutiny as it consolidates most of the U.S. tobacco market in two major competitors with Altria
Law360
added Mar 15, 2015 00:21
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[Canada] Return of the smoking room? Employers grapple with medicinal marijuana use

Could reasonable accomodation for medical marijuana users see a return to the days of smoking rooms?
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added May 27, 2014 02:32
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Dodges $29M Award Over Smoker's Death ($$)

A Florida appeals court reversed a $28.6 million damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. i... Florida's First District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred when it failed to order a new damages trial following R.J. Reynolds' objection to the
Law360
added Dec 19, 2013 22:01
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FL Supreme Court Accepts Review in Douglas;Favorable (PDF) ($$)

Although we do not expect the Florida Supreme Court to find that the Engle progeny trial structure violates Florida Law or Due Process, we believe that their likely adverse ruling should still ultimately increase the likelihood of US Supreme Court review.
Morgan Stanley
added May 16, 2012 13:19
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Liggett Group to pay $110 million in tobacco settlement

announced Wednesday that it would pay $110 million to settle thousands of Florida lawsuits accusing the tobacco company of concealing the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The out-of-court settlement will resolve nearly 4,900 of the 5,300 lawsuits pending i
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2013 03:11
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[Canada] Ontario set to increase cigarette prices

An extra levy on cigarettes will raise the price by about $3 for each carton of 200 cigarettes.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 26, 2016 18:33
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's beer and cigarette investment boom raises alarm

Myanmar has nine cigarette and tobacco-product factories, with Rothmans of Pall-Mall Myanmar Pte. Ltd. controlling 85 percent of the official cigarette market. Black market brands, however, are so prevalent that they are sold at supermarkets. Two new fac
Eleven (mm)
added Feb 26, 2013 14:40
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