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[Florida] $133K Award a Sliver of the Millions Sought in Cancer Trial Against Tobacco Companies

Jurors awarded $133,300 to the family of Myra Sermons after concluding nicotine addiction and decades of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris caused Sermons’ lung cancer and emphysema. Sermons began smoking at about 18 and continue
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:01
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3 Predictions for the Tobacco Industry in 2016 and Beyond

1. Altria Going Superpremium? / 2. A Vape Ban? / The Era of ‘Big Marijuana’?
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 15, 2016 22:07
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FDA attempt at prohibiting menthol flavoring part of long campaign

If the FDA were to be successful in banning menthol, tobacco analysts project a potential surge in demand for smoking-cessation products made by pharmaceutical companies since 30 percent of all adult smokers and more than 40 percent of all youth smokers
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2016 18:53
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[North Carolina] Senator asks FDA for clarity on consequences of new e-cig rules

A Republican Senate committee chairman has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking “for assistance in understanding the consequences” of its new rules on electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and chairman of the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 27, 2016 11:41
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[Africa, Ethiopia] Smoke Screen: Companies Secretively Scramble for Tobacco Monopoly

as the auction of 40pc of the National Tobacco Enterprise’s shares is scheduled for May 19, 2016...have their legal teams in Addis, to ready their bids. Ethiopia, as a gateway to East Africa, represents a growing, youthful population, with increasing disp
Addis Fortune (et)
added May 18, 2016 19:34
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $10M Punitive Verdict Boosts Award Against RJR to $13M in Fatal COPD Trial

The punitive verdict, which exceeded the $8.8 million in punitives Kelley/Uustal's Eric Rosen requested in Friday morning's closings, followed about an hour of deliberations.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 23, 2016 17:43
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[Canada] Vaping industry challenges Quebec's anti-tobacco law

The Canadian Vaping Association has filed a legal challenge against a Quebec law that limits the use of electronic cigarettes. Bill 44 prohibits the testing of e-cigarettes in specialty shops, bans in-store display and promotion and forbids online sales o
Canadian Press
added Apr 14, 2016 14:50
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[Kenya] Big win for Health Ministry as BAT loses case on tobacco regulation

The High Court has adopted the proposed tobacco regulations seeking to control the manufacture, sale and advertising of tobacco products, with Judge Mumbi Ngugi directing that the regulations be effective in six months time. The ruling is seen as a majo
Citizen Digital (ke)
added Mar 27, 2016 18:41
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Lower Smokers' Hurdle For Engle Class Eligibility ($$)

Supreme Court expanded punitive damages for Engle progeny plaintiffs, tobacco companies were dealt another blow Thursday as the court ruled that a smoker did not need an official diagnosis before the cutoff date for membership in the original Engle class.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2016 05:50
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe Computer Whiz's Family $12.5M, Jury Told ($$)

Relatives of a computer analyst who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury to award it a $12.5 million verdict plus punitive damages in its trial against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing that the companies' cigarettes killed
Law360
added Feb 11, 2016 18:36
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