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[Canada] Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

That would mean Altria’s investment would be in the same league as the $4 billion spent earlier this year by Constellation Brands to acquire shares of Canopy Growth Corp., another Canadian pot producer. The August investment by Constellation, which make
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, USA] 'Smoking e-cigarettes just as harmful as conventional ones'

Philip Morris filed a lawsuit after the ministry announced in June that five cancer-causing substances were found in heat-not-burn tobacco products sold here, with the level of tar exceeding that of conventional cigarettes. The ministry announced the re
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[New York] As tobacco disappears from shelves, local smokers shrug: 'I'm supposed to be quitting anyway.'

Cigarette packs and vaping tools will come off the shelves at drugstores and some grocery and big-box stores within three months in Erie County. County Health Department officials have pledged to aggressively enforce a law passed Thursday by the County
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 7, 2018 18:38
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Altria Refocuses Innovative Product Efforts

announces the discontinuation of production and distribution of all MarkTen and Green Smoke e-vapor products and VERVE oral nicotine containing products. This decision is based upon the current and expected financial performance of these products, coupled
Altria Group, Inc.
added Dec 7, 2018 16:30
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Altria to discontinue e-vape products and Verve oral nicotine and refocus on reduced-risk tobacco

said Friday it is discontinuing its MarkTen and Green Smoke e-vape products, along with Verve oral nicotine containing products in response to regulatory restrictions that will hamper its effort to improve their financial performance. The tobacco giant s
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Dec 7, 2018 16:08
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Juul Labs gave to members of Congress, attorneys general ahead of midterms

Covington & Burling, Empire Consulting Group, InSight Public Affairs, Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid and the S-3 Group. Here’s another component of the company’s efforts to influence Washington: the Juul Labs Employees PAC doled out nearly $80,000 in camp
Politico
added Dec 7, 2018 15:22
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[UK] How many pregnant women smoke in your town? Map reveals expectant mothers in North East Lincolnshire are 11 times more likely to have the bad habit than those in London

NHS figures have named and shamed the areas where the most expectant mothers are guilty of smoking cigarettes. Around a quarter of mothers-to-be in North East Lincolnshire are known smokers - with similar rates in Blackpool and Mansfield. In compariso
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:51
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