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Lorillard Wins Ruling on Tobacco Panel Conflicts

Lorillard Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RAI) won a court ruling that members of a U.S. advisory board on tobacco had conflicts of interest, leading the judge to order the panel reconstituted and to bar use of its report on menthol ...Leon said
Bloomberg News
added Jul 21, 2014 20:32
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[Europe] The Tobacco Curse: Why Belarus Smokes And Smuggles Cigarettes

More than 65% of Belarusian university and high school students smoke... Belarus offers perhaps the cheapest cigarettes in the EU neighbourhood. They cost about 13 times less than in other European states. For example, in 2012, the price for a pack of Ph
Belarus Digest (by)
added Jul 21, 2014 20:29
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[UK] Weaker tobacco, retail shares drag down FTSE, Tesco up

"Investors are concerned that if this verdict doesn't get quashed when it goes to appeal, then this could have severe implications for the entire industry," David Battersby, investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley, said.
Reuters
added Jul 21, 2014 12:38
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[Philippines] Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

Aquino signed the law Friday "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products," presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr. said. With the law, the Philippines joins more than 40 other nations and territorie
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2014 12:30
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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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