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[Canada] 'Gross!' Smokers recoil from new packaging

Outside a hospital and at a local college, there was near-universal disgust at what many said was the suddenly more-prominent picture of a cancer-ridden tongue on the pack they held in their hands. Australian research showed that a year after plain pack
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:24
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HERNANDEZ: Why The Florida Supreme Court Shouldn't Undo Daubert

There have also been significant and noteworthy trial court orders addressing Daubert...judge entirely excluded an addiction expert in a tobacco litigation matter. See Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds...finding the expert was unqualified to opine on nicotine addic
Law360
added Jul 16, 2016 01:43
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Just in time for Canada Day: Tobacco company offers special 'ehdition' cigarettes

This week, Rothmans Benson & Hedges brought out a limited "ehdition" of its Canadian Classics brand in time for Canada Day, a move that has raised the ire of anti-smoking advocates, who argue that such promotion is another reason plain packaging for ciga
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jul 1, 2016 16:36
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[Florida] RJR, Philip Morris Ask 11th Circ. To Curb Engle Liability ($$)

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris told the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday that allowing individual plaintiffs to use the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings — which they called “ambiguous on their face” — to establish strict liability and negligen
Law360
added Jun 23, 2016 03:46
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New Compliance Webinars: What You Should Know About the Rule Extending FDA’s Authority to All Tobacco Products

Some of the webinars are designed for specific audiences—tobacco retailers, vape shops, or manufacturers and importers, for example—to help them understand and comply with the new rule. The series includes two live question-and-answer sessions—the first f
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 26, 2016 19:17
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[Florida] BREAKING: Smoking Lawyer's Widow, Kids Awarded $21M In Engle Trial ($$)

A Florida jury awarded $21 million to the widow and children of a chain-smoking lawyer who died of lung cancer, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. liable for his death and saying the companies also deserved punitive damages. The
Law360
added Apr 27, 2016 20:26
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[North Carolina] ITG confirms production job cuts are coming

ITG employees were told during a meeting Wednesday that the reciprocal manufacturing is likely coming to an end as early as June. Reynolds had no comment when asked about the end of reciprocal manufacturing. Employees were reminded that ITG Brands has, b
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 18, 2016 10:59
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[Canada] MAHOOD/ASHLEY/TURCOTTE: The Harper government’s anti-smoking strategy has been a failure

Canadians will live or die, by the thousands, based upon the priority that governments assign to the tobacco file. Unfortunately, Canada is no longer showing world leadership. It is playing the role of a tobacco industry enabler
iPolitics (ca)
added Oct 17, 2015 11:10
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[Florida] $10.5 Million Award for Family of Woman Who Smoked 21 Different Brands

assigned $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. The jury also provided $1.5 million to Glodine McCoy's 87-year-old widower for the pain and suffering of losing his wife in 1997.
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:36
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[Florida] Openings of Oral Cancer Trial Against RJR Top the Tobacco Litigation Review for the Week of June 22

Whether a decades-long smoker who contracted oral cancer knew the dangers of cigarettes in time to prevent her illness took center stage as trial opened Thursday in her husband’s suit against R.J. Reynolds. Carole Larkin, a smoker for more than 30 years,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 26, 2015 16:14
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