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[Australia] Appeal to WTO may yet deliver Big Tobacco victory ($$)

Two more clashes must be fought and won before it can claim victory, and these battles will be waged on very different terrain.
The Australian (au)
added Aug 17, 2012 13:35
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[China, UK, Georgia] A discussion of the tobacco industry’s exploitation of “smoke-free” Olympic Games

internal documents released as a result of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (.pdf). While excluded from the venue itself, the industry extended its far-reaching tentacles into the immediate areas adjacent to and surrounding the Olympic Ring. T
Stanford Law & Policy Review
added Aug 6, 2012 18:02
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Cigarettes Made from Tobacco with Less Nicotine May Help Smokers Quit

UCSF Study Points to No Increase in Smoking
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Jul 2, 2012 15:13
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[Tennessee] Governor passes roll-your-own cigarette bill

A measure that requires roll-your-own cigarette retailers to pay a licensing fee and tax and adhere to certain restrictions has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.
AP - Associated Press
added May 25, 2012 05:42
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[Florida] Jury Awards $17.5 Million In Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company And Philip Morris

it was argued to a jury that the cigarette industry, including its two largest members, Defendants R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris, conspired for almost 50 years to conceal the truth about the dangers of cigarettes to the American public.
PR Newswire
added Feb 14, 2018 20:04
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[Australia, Canada] Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest plotting 'assault' on the tobacco industry

Suing big tobacco for the costs of smoking-related illnesses is on the radar of an organisation set up by billionaire iron ore magnate and philanthropist Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. The $75-million Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), funded by Mr Forrest an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 16:45
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge

The appellate decision included a 226-page dissent from Judge Gerald Tjoflat.... That had former 1st District Court of Appeal judge Simone Marstiller, now in private practice, tweeting, “#DissentsIWontBeReading.” A tweet also came out under her law fi
SaintPetersBlog
added May 20, 2017 15:39
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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $25M Verdict In Lung Cancer Death Trial ($$)

The punitive verdict comes after jurors awarded $10.5 million in compensatory damages to widow Barbara Jean Johnston — exactly what she had requested. The punitive damages award came in just shy of the $15 million that she had asked for.
Law360
added Nov 3, 2016 21:17
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[Russia, Ukraine] Власть взяла контрабанда [Authorities took smuggling]

One of the important issues: how to ensure the performance and marketing of "Hamad" plant, which was before the war and is currently the market leader in counterfeit tobacco? "Hamad" manufactures and supplies a whole range of products, ranging from the c
Novaya Gazeta (ru)
added Nov 2, 2016 21:48
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