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[UK] MPS DECLARE WIMBLEDON TICKETS

Wimbledon tickets and hospitality worth more than £13,500 given to MPs for this summer's tournament have been declared, official figures show. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman, shadow sports minister Clive Effor
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:28
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45
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[Florida] Jury slams Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

Though the punitive damages award is staggering - 75 percent of Reynolds American Inc.'s market capitalization - there is ample legal precedent in and outside the tobacco industry that the amount is likely to be ruled excessive by a state appeals or stat
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 10:20
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[North Carolina] Reynolds' strategy: Transform an industry

"I am absolutely confident that our journey to transforming the tobacco industry is enhanced by this transaction. "After 139 years operating in the Triad, Reynolds American remains committed to the region and to continuing to be an engine for regional ec
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 10:16
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Health Preemption Behind Closed Doors: Trade Agreements and Fast-Track Authority.

“Fast-track authority,” in which Congress cedes ongoing oversight authority to the President... International trade agreements relocate decisions about tobacco control policy to venues where there is little opportunity for public scrutiny, participation,
American Journal of Public Health
added Jul 20, 2014 10:10
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[Nigeria] OLUWAFEMI: Pass Tobacco Control Bill Now!

Speech by Akinbode Oluwafemi, Director, Corporate Accountability & Administration, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), at a civil society press briefing on the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) Public Hearing in Abuja
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Jul 20, 2014 10:08
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Texas Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates

As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely bypassed Texas, jail officials say that could change a
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2014 09:55
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[Ireland, Florida] Reilly hails 'landmark' tobacco damages order

"It's a landmark decision in the US. According to lawyers for the plaintiff the tobacco companies are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing ...The Irish government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:44
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Vows to Fight $23.6B in Damages

"This verdict goes far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented," Raborn, a company vice president and assistant general counsel, said in a statement. "We plan to file post-trial motions
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 20, 2014 09:41
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Reynolds/Lorillard Transaction Website

Reynolds American (RAI)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:18
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