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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes ($$)

held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump state regulations in this case.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38
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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] Tobacco manufacturers appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Engle progeny lawsuits

The manufacturers say in their 432-page petition that they are asking for clarity on whether previous court rulings should be allowed as evidence, as well as whether their due process has been compromised. “While the class put on evidence of myriad purp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 30, 2017 16:44
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[Canada] Billionaire Andrew Forrest to Fund Anti-Smoking Suits, Australian Says

The Australian billionaire, through his Minderoo Foundation, is seeking legal advice on whether it is feasible to take action similar to a landmark Canadian case that saw a judge order three tobacco companies to pay A$15.6 billion ($12.2 billion) in damag
Bloomberg News
added Sep 30, 2017 16:42
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking initiation in Europe

non-price tobacco control policies have no significant effect on the age of onset of smoking either for males or females. Current tobacco control policies do not seem to discourage young individuals from starting to smoke....special tobacco control polici
VoxEU.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (uk)
added Sep 30, 2017 03:06
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[Ireland] ARCHIVE: Plain packaging for cigarettes to begin in September

Ireland to become fourth country in world to remove logos from tobacco packaging
Irish Times (ie)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:51
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Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

Based upon these findings, Dr Suárez-Rodríguez and Dr Macías Garcia argue that their finches are indeed collecting cigarette butts deliberately, to keep ticks at bay and improve the survival of their young.
The Economist
added Sep 30, 2017 01:50
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC to tap Ombudsman vs officials too cozy with tobacco industry

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is planning to bring in the Office of the Ombudsman to run after high-level government officials violating the policy on the limited interaction with tobacco companies, CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo said Fri
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:42
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[France, Illinois] Republic Tobacco Can't Shield French Unit’s Docs In TM Row ($$)

Republic Tobacco LP must produce documents held by a subsidiary in France because it wholly owns the subsidiary and the material has been deemed relevant to its trademark and trade dress dispute, an Illinois federal magistrate judge determined Wednesday.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 01:38
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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes

A California appeals court on Thursday held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump stat
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 01:37
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