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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] Dalli enquired over snus law amendments, claim EC employees • Former commissioner says OLAF showing ‘bad faith’

The EU’s anti-fraud agency (OLAF) has sent a new evidence note, with testimonies of two people who have made statements that former European Commissioner John Dalli enquired about the possibility of amending EU legislation relating to the smokeless tobacc
Malta Today (mt)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:50
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Don’t Vanquish Vaping / France’s plan to ban e-cigarettes in public is muddle-headed

French health minister, Marisol Touraine, wants to go further and make France the first European country to ban e-cigarettes in public places. This is a foolish idea that must not be emulated on this side of the Channel.
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:25
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Canada’s big tobacco firms say Quebec lawsuit oversteps Parliament

are accusing the plaintiffs in a landmark class-action lawsuit of attempting to use the courts to do what Parliament doesn’t dare: ban the sale of cigarettes...cigarettes have at least one use – to give smokers pleasure – and Quebec Superior Court cannot
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:20
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Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

are putting out among the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry... “Nicotine is addictive and habit forming, and is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed.”
New York Times
added Sep 29, 2014 06:15
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Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger

At the 31 public colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia, smoking will be forbidden. The use of chewing tobacco could lead to a penalty. And even products that “simulate the use of tobacco,” including e-cigarettes, are sch
New York Times
added Sep 28, 2014 22:03
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[Europe, Malta] New witnesses say Dalli enquired about lifting snus ban...Dalli reacts / Denies wrongdoing and says he had meetings about snus with Swedish ministers and MEPs

Dalli enquired about lifting the ban on smokeless tobacco, snus, at around the same time as his former canvasser allegedly asked for a bribe to secure this outcome, according to fresh evidence presented to Malta’s Attorney General. The EU’s anti-fraud age
Times of Malta (mt)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:19
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ARCHIVE: Was the U.S. Justice Department Sold to the Highest Bidder

The law firm that fronted for Big Tobacco for four decades, Covington & Burling, has its former lawyers ensconced in three of the top slots ... Both Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, and Lanny Breuer...Dan Suleiman, who also worked at Covington and
WallStreetOnParade.com (blog)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:09
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Illinois Supreme Court Grants Review of the Price Case

“The Illinois Supreme Court has already once ordered judgment to be entered in PM USA’s favor. We believe that there are compelling reasons why the Illinois Supreme Court should do so again and reverse the intermediate court’s unprecedented ruling. We lo
Altria Group, Inc.
added Sep 28, 2014 06:41
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[Florida] Nicotine Addiction Expert Compares Smoking Deaths to World Trade Center Deaths, Causes Tobacco Suit Mistrial

nicotine addiction expert, Dr. Shannon Miller, says the number of smoking-related deaths each year equals the number killed in “three World Trade Centers.” The comment ultimately led to a mistrial in the Engle progeny tobacco suit.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 28, 2014 06:11
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Industry Documents Digital Library (beta)

A portal to millions of documents created by industries that harm public health, hosted by the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Sep 27, 2014 15:09
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