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[Pennsylvania] Vape shops, tobacco users, downloaders, hit with taxes

Small neighborhood vape shops might have a harder time staying open now that Pennsylvania will tax their products in the same way as other tobacco products... Some tobacco products, such as smokeless and loose tobacco, also face new taxes. Smoking substi
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Jul 15, 2016 12:24
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[Florida] Judith Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.: ORDER (PDF)

Because PM USA acknowledges that I have already rejected many of its arguments, I discuss most fully PM USA’s argument that federal law impliedly preempts Mrs. Berger’s negligence and strict liability claims.
Amazon CloudFront
added May 9, 2016 10:47
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[North Carolina] ITG Brands begins layoffs; 20 salaried employees cut in Greensboro

"When the reciprocal manufacturing agreement we have with Reynolds winds down, production will be further reduced," ITG said Feb. 17. Newport's cigarette volume was 32.9 billion sticks in fiscal 2014. By comparison, the cigarette volume of the four tradi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 18, 2016 20:09
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[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco taxes grow as anti-smoking funds dwindle

collected more than $882 million in tobacco taxes in the budget year that ended June 30. That includes payments tied to a 1998 settlement....But Massachusetts spent less that 1 percent of that money — about $3.9 million — on smoking cessation.
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Nov 25, 2015 16:27
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[Canada] Smokers asking courts to force Big Tobacco to set aside billions

lawyers are once again asking Quebec's courts to order the companies to set aside a substantial cash reserve immediately. Rob Cunningham, a lawyer for the Canadian Cancer Society, is now in court arguing the tobacco companies should immediately set aside
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 6, 2015 15:19
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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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SHILLERS FOR KILLERS / Revealed: How the tobacco industry paid journalists, scientists, activists and lawyers to cover up the most deadly crime in human history.

even those whose financial relationships with Big Tobacco are above-board...have been denounced in judicial court decisions as accessories to RICO...I’m going to name names. Some are surprising; some shocking; others downright horrifying.
Pando
added Jul 9, 2015 13:38
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN RE: ENGLE PROGENY CASES TOBACCO LITIGATION. PERTAINS TO: DALE MOYER. CASE NO. 08-026337. VOLUME ONE. DEPOSITION / CAMEL SNUS WEBSITE. PRINT VERSION / URGENT - SYMPOS
Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
added May 13, 2015 20:11
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Awareness and Current Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, and Greece: Findings from 2011-2013 Global Adult Tobacco Surveys

awareness and use was evident in all four countries. Ongoing surveillance and monitoring of awareness and use of e-cigarettes in these and other countries could help inform tobacco control policies and public health interventions. Future surveillance shou
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 25, 2015 11:36
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Says Fed. Law Blocks Claims In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

said the claims wrongly imposed a duty on all cigarette makers that they breached every time they put a cigarette on the market. That result is inconsistent with Congress’ aim to give consumers the right to choose whether to smoke, according to the panel
Law360
added Apr 9, 2015 13:37
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